Positions

Pay Range 26 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$95,076.38$142,614.58
Monthly$7,923.03$11,884.55
Bi-Weekly$3,656.78$5,485.18
Hourly (40 hrs.)$45.7098$68.5647
Hourly (42 hrs.)$43.5331$65.2997
Hourly (56 hrs.)$32.6499$48.9748

Police Chief

Range: $95,076.38 - $142,614.58 (26)
Position Number: 5691

JOB TITLE:  POLICE CHIEF
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the management and oversight of all department operations.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Directs and supervises all department personnel and resources; assigns, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and promotes personnel.
Monitors and reviews daily operations to assure conformity with department goals and community interests.
Develops long and short term plans.
Develops the annual operating and capital budgets; oversees the administration of the budget.
Represents the department and city government at public and private events.
Maintains and promotes communication within the department through meetings and other contacts.
Oversees the maintenance of all department records.
Formulates and implements policies, procedures, and directives.
Maintains knowledge of current and innovative police procedures and technology through attendance at criminal justice meetings, seminars, training sessions, and interactions with other law enforcement personnel.
Enforces state laws and local ordinances.
Coordinates task forces and committees that study, interpret, and recommend departmental changes.
Coordinates emergency response plans.
Serves on various external committees as a representative of the department and the city government.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of law enforcement administration, corrections practices, and criminal justice system processes.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of civil and criminal processes.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the city.
Skill in operating computers.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in the use of firearms and restraint equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The City Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, mutual aid agreements, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.  
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties.  The necessity of supervising and participating in work performed in life threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to manage the operations of the police department.  Successful performance helps ensure the effective operation of the department and
the protection of community life and property. 
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, emergency medical providers, elected officials, the general public, and law enforcement personnel from state, local and federal agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at crime scenes. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: The position has direct supervision over the Police Major – (1) Support Service, and (1) Field Operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission.

Rev. 03/14