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Police Chief

Starting Salary: $85,000 to $123,000 Superior Fringe Benefits and Pension Plan An “Accredited Agency”
OPENING DATE: 01/12/2018
CLOSING DATE: 01/31/2018 at 5:00 p.m.

SUMMARY: The position is responsible for staff supervision, establishing long range plans, developing policy and procedures, budget preparation, law enforcement, public relations, related paperwork and records, and reporting on events and activities to senior management and elected or appointed officials. Primary duties are:

• Supervises staff, including establishing staffing standards, organizing, and recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and recommending termination; participates in routine departmental tasks as required.
• Develops goals, objectives, policy, procedures, and regulations for departmental activities and programs in consultation with elected or appointed officials, senior management, department heads, and departmental staff.
• Monitors and researches trends, new methodology and technology, laws, regulations, and City policy to develop and enhance public service processes and activities, and plan for future expansion to meet growth needs.
• Directs and evaluates departmental operational and administrative activities in compliance with applicable policies, regulations, ordinances, and laws; interacts with the public to resolve issues/complaints.
• Advises and assists crime victims, the general public, subordinates, and others in law enforcement with policy interpretation; coordinates with other law enforcement agencies, emergency management agencies, and other agencies engaged in protecting the public on matters of mutual concern.
• Represents the City on regional and local boards or committees and at meetings concerning law enforcement issues; makes presentations to elected or appointed officials, department heads, staff, and other public or private agencies or groups on significant law enforcement issues or programs.
• Oversees administrative matters such as developing and defending departmental budgets, administering expenditures, conducting special studies, managing correspondence and records, preparing routine and special reports, administering training, or providing for staff technical or professional growth.
• Conducts staff and other professional meetings and conferences to exchange information; attends technical or professional seminars or conferences to improve professional skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires education or training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, public administration, or a closely related field.  Requires State of Tennessee Police Officer Standards of Training certification, valid Tennessee Driver’s License, and CPR and First Aid certification.  Requires ten years of related experience.

Please submit application and/or resume in an envelope marked “Police Chief” to: City of Sevierville, Att: Human Resources, P.O. Box 5500, Sevierville, TN 37864-5500. Applications can be completed online.  Resumes may be sent by fax to 865-453-5518 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The City of Sevierville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in its programs or activities pursuant to Public Law 93-112 or 101-336
The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.)

Contact Us

Kristi Ward, Human Resources Manager

120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500
Phone: 865.453.5504

 

The City of Sevierville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in its programs or activities pursuant to Public Law 93-112 or 101-336. The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.)

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