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Savannah-Metro Police Department – Assistant Chief
Post Until Date: September 2, 2015

This position is responsible for assisting in planning, organizing, directing, and overseeing the operation of the Police Department for the City of Savannah, including serving as second in command of the department, assisting in establishing goals and objectives, maintaining the department budget, and establishing rules and procedures.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master's Degree in Police Administration, Law Enforcement, or Criminal Justice; with five years of experience in upper level police management; or any equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience. Must possess Georgia Peace Officers Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) certificate or must obtain certificate within six (6) months of employment and must possess a
valid driver's license.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of all technical equipment assigned and issued to the Police Department.
  • Knowledge of police administration principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of management and supervisory techniques.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Skill in the operation of standard office equipment, including computers, typewriters, telephones, and printers.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in articulating policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

City of Savannah is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT:
http://www.savannahga.gov

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Thomaston Police Department – Chief of Police
Post Until – September 16, 2015

The City of Thomaston has a police chief position opening.  Thomaston is a city with a night time population of approximately 9,170 citizens and a regional commercial center that draws people from adjoining counties to shop, work, dine, etc. during the day.  Anyone interested in this opportunity should submit a city employment application, letter of interest, copy of a resume, and three work references to the city manager’s office, attention: Gail Hammock at P.O. Box 672, 106 E. Lee Street, Thomaston, Georgia, 30286.  Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015. 

The police chief applicant should be a Georgia P.O.S.T. certified police officer at the time of application. All applicants may be subject to an evaluation process that includes a background investigation.  The background check will include a credit examination, criminal history, driving record check, previous employment review, and a review of any other information deemed appropriate.  Applicants must be able to obtain a Georgia driver’s license and be coverable by the city’s liability insurance carrier prior to a job offer. 

The candidate will be evaluated on his/her education and experience in law enforcement, management, and leadership.  The Georgia Police Chiefs Association will assist the city manager in reviewing candidates. Several of the candidates will be selected to attend the Selection Assessment Center of the Georgia Police Chiefs Association, which will be used to evaluate candidates’ qualifications and abilities for this position.   

The police chief reports to and is accountable to the city manager. The successful candidate should have good financial management skills and is expected to operate the police department within the budget utilizing the resources available within approved spending guidelines and staffing levels.   

The police chief represents the Police Department and must be accessible to the public. The successful applicant should have strong communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and a positive track record in motivating people.  The police chief is responsible for enforcing discipline and city policies in a uniform and consistent manner.   

The successful candidate will be required to submit to a post-employment-offer fitness for duty medical examination and a drug screen. The selected individual must successfully complete all required training, including that required by O.C.G.A. § 35-8-20-1. 

The annual base pay for the position is dependent on qualifications.  The city currently provides 100% of the employee’s health and dental insurance premium.  The city currently provides a retirement program as well as other fringe benefits including vacation and sick leave pay.

The City of Thomaston is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, status as an Armed Forces member or veteran, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for the application process are invited (but not required) to identify their needs. Any questions should be directed to the City Manager's office at 706-647-4242.

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