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GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is responsible for supervisory and administrative law enforcement work responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operations of the Police Department, to include Criminal Investigations and Uniform Patrol. Work involves the planning of personnel assignments and supervision of personnel through subordinate officers to ensure the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work requires discretion and judgment in interpreting departmental policies, laws and ordinances in evaluating the effectiveness of subordinates. This position participates in all difficult police situations and exercises supervision over subordinate employees following standard procedures. Work is performed under the direction of the Police Chief.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Supervisory Controls: The Assistant Chief assigns work in terms of departmental goals and objectives. The work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of activities.
Guidelines: Guidelines include Federal and State laws, criminal and traffic laws, City ordinances, City policies and procedures, departmental policies and procedures and court decisions. Interpretation of guidelines requires expertise and judgment.
Complexity: This position is responsible for broad administrative duties and daily operations. These responsibilities require collecting data, analyzing results and implementing a plan to reduce criminal activity. Such duties require much attention to detail and resourcefulness.
Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to direct the Police Department by planning, managing and coordinating the operations of Department, to include Criminal Investigations and Uniform Patrol. Successful implementation of the work assures that all division functions are implemented in accordance with all laws, regulations and ordinances.
Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, subordinates, other law enforcement and public safety agencies, city employees, attorneys, judges and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems and provide services.
Physical Demands: Work is sedentary in the office environment. Fieldwork may subject incumbent to extended periods of physical and mental exertion under highly stressful conditions. The employee must be able to load, unload, aim and operate firearms. The individual must have correctable hearing, visual and speaking abilities to perform assigned duties.
Work Environment: Work is performed either in an office environment or in a variety of field and office settings and may require exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations. Must be willing to carry a firearm on and off the job; mentally and physically capable of taking the life of another, if justified; willing to work any hour of the day or night (shift work), overtime, weekends, on call and holidays; work at any location in the City and travel on specific assignments.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility: Exercises supervision over the Sergeants, Lieutenants, Investigators, Police Officers and support positions.
Bachelor’s degree in political science, criminology, criminal justice or related field; Master’s degree preferred; a minimum of ten (10) years of law enforcement experience including a minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory position; preferred completion of law enforcement management program; Must obtain a Terminal Agency Coordinator Certification within 90 days of employment; Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.); equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Assistant Police Chief’s starting pay will be commensurate with the chosen candidate’s qualifications and experience; negotiable depending on qualifications. The City of Clarkston also offers an attractive benefits package, including health benefits, dental, retirement plans, life insurance, sick leave, vacation leave, and paid holidays.
Application packets are available on the City website at https://www.clarkstonga.gov/job-opportunities or using the direct link below:
Interested candidates should submit their application packet to the City Clerk, Tomika R. Mitchell at email@example.com or vial mail: City of Clarkston, Attn: Tomika R. Mitchell, 1055 Rowland St.,
Clarkston, GA 30021.
This position is open until filled.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
The City of Clarkston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.
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The City of Clarkston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.