Avondale Estates Police Department
Published
November 22, 2021
Location
21 North Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates GA 30002
Job Posting Expires:
2022/01/07

Description

 The City of Avondale Estates, Georgia welcomes applications for the position of Chief of Police. A growing community of 3,500 residents, Avondale Estates is a 1.2 square mile city located seven miles east of downtown Atlanta, one and half miles within Interstate 285, and between by two MARTA rail stations. Founded in 1924, the city celebrates its historic character and small-town atmosphere while facilitating smart-growth and development of its central downtown district with restaurants, retail and business. Avondale Estates is a full-service city with forty-three full-time employees and a $5.8 million-dollar operating budget. The Avondale Estates Police Department provides a high level of service to the community that creates a safe place for citizens and a positive work environment for employees. This position reports directly to the City Manager, and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all activities and policies of the Police Department, including activities involving department services, budget administration, long/short range planning, training issues, political issues, administrative functions and interactions with the public and other law enforcement entities.

The city is looking for a leader that is excited about working in Avondale Estates. The new Chief should have the ability to communicate and be available to staff at all levels. The candidate will foster open communication for ideas and feedback from employees that will provide a positive working environment. A positive community relationship is paramount to the success of the new Chief and the quality of service offered to the citizens.

The Police Department has fifteen full time positions and one part-time position including patrol, investigations and code enforcement. The department’s budget is $1.4 million.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.
  • More than five years of progressive, upwardly mobile related experienced required at rank of Major, Captain, Assistant Chief or Chief.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
  • As a condition of employment, applicants should be prepared for a background check that includes fingerprint/criminal history check via GCIC, driver’s license check via DMVS, psychological exam, credit history check, medical exam with drug screening and a complete POST review.

SALARY

The salary range for this position is $91,978 - $128,770 commensurate with qualifications, with a competitive benefits package.

JOB SUMMARY

 This position is responsible for directing the operations of the City of Avondale Estates Police Department.

MAJOR DUTIES

  1. Plans, directs, and supervises the operations of the Police Department.
  2. Develops short- and long-range department plans.
  3. Manages the development and oversight of the department budget; controls expenditures.
  4. Develops and implements department rules and regulations.
  5. Communicates with the City Manger regarding departmental concerns and problems.
  6. Supervises maintenance of inventory and directs the acquisition of equipment and supplies.
  7. Performs public relations duties; answers questions and addresses concerns; meets with local civic, citizen, and business groups.
  8. Attends monthly Commission work sessions and meetings.
  9. Attends special city events.
  10. Communicates and cooperates with other federal, state, county, and municipal agencies concerning criminal justice objectives.
  11. Attends required mandatory GACP professional training sessions and conventions to maintain knowledge of the criminal justice field.
  12. Prepares internal and external reports and correspondence.
  13. Oversees criminal investigations.
  14. Supervises daily law enforcement operations, responsible for coordinating patrol and emergency response operations.
  15. Recruits and recommends hire of new personnel.
  16. Ensures all personnel are properly trained.
  17. Assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
  18. Performs field duties as required by staffing and workload.
  19. Performs other assigned duties.

 KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  1. Knowledge of law enforcement principles and practices.
  2. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.
  3. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  4. Knowledge of civil and criminal procedures.
  5. Knowledge of city geography and streets.
  6. Knowledge of budget management principles.
  7. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  8. Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
  9. Skill in oral and written communication.
  10. Skill in establishing and maintaining good public relations.
  11. Skill in conducting efficient and effective meetings.
  12. Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

 The City Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

GUIDELINES

 Guidelines include the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the US Constitution, GCIC/NCIC policies and procedures; Georgia POST guidelines, city codes and ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK

  • The work consists of varied management, supervisory, and law enforcement duties. Numerous and strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to direct the operations of the Police Department. Successful performance ensures the enforcement of laws and contributes to the safety of residents and visitors.

CONTACTS

  • Contacts are typically with co-workers; representatives of other departments; representatives of federal, state, and local law enforcement and judicial agencies; court personnel and attorneys; business and civic leaders; suspects, victims, and witnesses; and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate or influence persons.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, utilizes the sense of smell, and distinguishes between shades of color.
  • The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of specialized law enforcement equipment.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

This position has final responsibility and authority for the work performed by more than one major area, department, or unit. The position is typically responsible for monitoring overall organizational operations, developing or approving recommendations on major policy issues for all departments, and representing the organization with elected officials and the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required
  • More than five years of progressive, upwardly mobile related experienced required at rank of Major, Captain, Assistant Chief or Chief.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants must complete the online application including a resume and cover letter at no later than 5 p.m. on January 7, 2022.

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) will be assisting the City of Avondale Estates with the selection of a Chief of Police; consequently, selected candidates will participate in a three (3) part assessment center. Applications will be evaluated by the City of Avondale Estates and GACP.

City of Avondale Estates
21 North Avondale Plaza
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
City Hall: (404) 294-5400

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