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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Assistant Police Chief

Police Force:City of Roseville
Location:Sacramento/Metro Area
Salary:$10,747.00 - $14,402.00 Monthly
Close Date: Jun 16, 2014
Salary: $10,747.00 - $14,402.00 Monthly

The Department

The Roseville Police Department (RPD) is a full-service department committed to the Community Oriented Policing philosophy (COPP) and strives to continuously improve the quality of life in our City.

The Roseville Police Department headquarters, located at 1051 Junction Boulevard in Roseville, opened in 1998 and includes a recently expanded police and fire ten-station communications center, a fitness center, a 25-bed Type 1 jail staffed by civilian correctional officers and an indoor firing range.

Roseville Police is currently staffed by approximately 191 employees, including 124 sworn officers and 67 professional staff. Roseville Police offers a variety special assignments including: DUI Enforcement, Traffic, Vice and Narcotics Enforcement Team, Investigations, Crime Suppression Unit, K-9, Youth Services/School Resource Officer, Regional Narcotics Task Force, and Regional Auto Theft Task Force.

Collateral Assignments include: SWAT, Hostage Negotiation Team, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Investigations, Peer Support Team, and Public Information Field Officer.

About the Position

The Assistant Police Chief should have unquestionable personal integrity and display honesty and approachability in their commitment to work in a first-class organization. The successful candidate must be a community-oriented, self-assured individual with the ability to exercise a high degree of common sense and sound judgement. This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the Police Chief.

The Assistant Police Chief will assist the Police Chief in managing and directing operations of the Police Department to include law enforcement investigations, crime prevention, and administrative support services; to serve as Police Chief in the absence of the Chief; and will provide highly responsible and technical assistance and administrative support to the Police Chief.

The Assistant Police Chief will:

Assist the Police Chief in managing and directing the operational activities of the Police Department.

Assist in developing department goals and objectives; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Develop and implement the assigned division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

Prepare the assigned division budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of funds for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.

Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.

Evaluate and modify as needed, programs, activities, policies, procedures, rules, orders and regulations to ensure compliance with the City’s and department’s mission, goals and objectives and general law; design, coordinate and implement community organization and mobilization efforts to achieve the department’s mission, goals and objectives.

Establish and direct training programs for both sworn and civilian personnel in the various phases of police activities including Special Weapons and Tactics/Alert; administer the Special Weapons and Tactics/Alert in tactical situations, plan tactics, and coordinate squad activities with other emergency organizations.

Serve as incident commander; direct and participate in the investigation of especially difficult or complex criminal case and/or accident scenes; prepare and supervise preparation of cases for court.

Supervise the investigation of complaints involving the conduct of personnel; respond to the most difficult citizen complaints or inquiries regarding police services.

Oversee computer software and hardware systems and equipment used in Police Department and City-wide public safety operations in collaboration with the Information Technology Department.

Serve as Police Chief in the absence of the Chief as required.

Represent the department to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of law enforcement administration, organization, and operation.

Modern practices and methods of patrol, traffic control, investigation, crime prevention, and related administrative support services.

Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.

Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations, and laws.

Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.

Principles and practices of budget development, implementation, and monitoring.

Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.

Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.

Use of firearms and other modern police equipment and communications and information systems related to law enforcement.

Ability to:

Assist the Police Chief in managing and directing operational activities of the Police Department.

On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn Police Officer’s job; analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.

On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and communicate through written means; continuously wear utility belt and other police equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently carry weight of 100 pounds or less.

Prepare and administer a budget.

Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.

Interpret and explain department policies and procedures.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, rules and regulations and Police Department General Orders.

Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience

The Assistant Police Chief will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, public administration, or business administration and six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in sworn law enforcement administration, including three years of management responsibility at the equivalent level of Lieutenant or higher. A Management Certificate issued by the California Police Officers Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.) is also required.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and those candidates most closely meeting the needs of the position will be invited to a department interview. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, fingerprint check, and background investigation


The salary for the Assistant Police Chief is up to $172,826 with a 1.5% salary increase scheduled for July 1, 2014.

The City also offers a competitive benefits package including the following:

Retirement - 2.7% at 57 for new members of CalPERS; 3% at 50 for those with former CalPERS-qualified employment with less than a six month break in CalPERS service.
Monthly Cafeteria Plan Allowance of $1,248
Flex Plan Credit of $168
Retirement Health Savings Account
401a/457 Deferred Compensation Plans
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Management Leave

For more information regarding the City's benefit's, visit our website at This position is in Management/Confidential.

ClosingDate:Mon, 16 Jun 2014 5:00 PM PST
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34797


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