Deadline: October 22, 2017
The City is seeking an energetic and seasoned
leader for their new Chief of Police. She/he will be honest, fair, respectful,
ethical, and possess solid character. The ideal candidate will be approachable,
possess an open door policy and the ability to communicate with staff at all
levels. He/she will be able to set direction for the Department, but also allow
staff to do their work. The new Chief will be able to create a positive working
environment where ideas and feedback are listened to, appreciated and acted
upon. Candidates who are transparent, understand accountability and support
staff will be valued.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track
record working with ethnically diverse cultures, experience in community
policing and best practices includingCALEAaccreditation, possess a reputation for positive
engagement of staff and stakeholders and demonstrate an array of success in
community-based programs that deal with drug and gang issues.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal
skills are essential for a candidate's success in this search. The ideal
candidate will be an adaptive team player who works collaboratively and
enthusiastically in an executive team environment, and with outside agencies.
Competitive candidates should understand the hands-on nature of how smaller
cities work and be able to look at issues from a city-wide and regional
It is desired that the new Chief make Seaside
their home and be actively involved in the community. Someone who is outgoing,
authentic and respects traditions of the community without being tethered to
the past is highly desired. The ideal candidate will possess an open door
policy for all community members and welcome their feedback and suggestions.
Compassionate, highly professional citizen service is a top priority, and
requires demonstration of patience and sensitivity to the needs of the
Candidates must possess ten years of municipal
law enforcement experience, with at least three years at the command level that
includes command responsibility for patrol staff. Experience with gang-related
issues and grant writing is desirable and exemplary prior performance
is highly valued. A Bachelor's Degree in administration of justice or a closely
related field is required. A Master's Degree and/or demonstration of continued
professional development including attendance at the FBI National Academy,
Kennedy School Senior Executive Program or similar program is highly desired.
Must be able to meet the minimum standards as determined by California Peace
Officer Standards and Training.
To apply online and for additional information pertaining
to this recruitment can be found at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seaside/
An Equal Opportunity Employer