Chatham County Government
April 30, 2020
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Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT)

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team was formed in March 1994 in order to provide a unified approach to combat illegal drug activity in Chatham County. Chatham County agreed to fund CNT, and each municipality within Chatham County agreed to provide law enforcement personnel to staff CNT. The District Attorney’s Office provides two Assistant District Attorneys and an administrative staff person to prosecute cases. The District Attorney and all Chiefs of Police within Chatham County comprise an Advisory Board that serves as a resource for the Director and the CNT Team.

The Opportunity: Chatham County Government is seeking a highly motivated, qualified professional with proven leadership, technical and administrative skills to lead a department dedicated to investigating illegal drug violations in Chatham County, Georgia. The position reports directly to the County Manager and is under his/her administrative direction. The CNT Director is supported by the Drug Advisory Board, which is comprised of the area Police Chiefs, the District Attorney, and the Sheriff of Chatham County.

Job Summary: Under general direction of the County Manager, plans, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of all operations. Plans for staffing and other resource needs. Prepares and administers budgets. Communicates with the media, external agencies and the general public regarding drug enforcement activities. Maintains current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Submits monthly and yearly activity reports to various governmental entities, including oral briefings to County Commissioners monthly. Continues and maintains compliance with State standards to remain a State Certified Agency with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or Public Administration or other relevant field is required; supplemented by a minimum of ten (10) years law enforcement experience with a record of progressive advancement, including five (5) years of management and administrative experience with primary administrative responsibility for a major law enforcement function, and extensive training and experience in criminal investigation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree is preferred. Must demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to work with members of the community, various local governments, and members of the Department. Must possess strong evidence of both task and result orientation in drug enforcement investigations, to include asset seizure, wire-tap investigation, major case management, and drug case prosecution. Must possess comprehensive knowledge of current issues in law enforcement and police management, and extensive knowledge of federal/state laws and local ordinances. Must be able to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports. Possess excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills. Possess valid State of Georgia driver’s license by the first day of employment. Possess Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training certification, or must complete requirements within twelve months of appointment.

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