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Police Chief, City of Seaside, CA
By City of Seaside, Human Resources
Sep 27, 2017 - 7:56:26 PM

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Police Chief ($176,448.48 Annually)

Application 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 perspective.

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 community.

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:

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