City of Santa Paula

City of Santa Paula, California
Salary: $134,222.40 – $163,134.40 + an attractive benefits package.

The City of Santa Paula, with a population of 30,313 residents, located in the geographical center of Ventura County’s rich agricultural Santa Clara River Valley. The next Police Chief for the city of Santa Paula will be an innovative and experienced law enforcement leader with a strong command presence to oversee a budget of $8.6 million and 50 sworn and non-sworn personnel. The ideal candidate will be honest, fair, ethical, and one who embraces diversity and is a champion of cultural awareness. The city is seeking individuals with strong oral and written communication skills. Candidates who are able to communicate with people at all levels and have the ability to form partnerships are highly sought. Through leadership, high ethical standards, and the ability to serve as a role model and mentor, the new Chief will serve as an example to the staff, setting a high standard and encouraging professional growth, development and training. The city is seeking a Chief to be a part of the city executive management team. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with the City Council, city manager, department heads and all city staff. The new Chief will be able to look at issues and problems from a citywide perspective. In addition, a strong negotiator is sought to cultivate and maintain successful working relationships and beneficial partnerships within the community. A forward thinking and innovative visionary is sought who will establish and fulfill the goals and objectives of the Department. A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field is required. Candidates must possess at least five years of progressively responsible administratively and supervisory experience. Experience in a municipal police department in a supervisory or administrative rank or above in comparable jurisdiction is also required. POST certifications through the advanced level, completion of the FBI Academy, and a Master’s degree are highly desirable, as is the ability to speak Spanish.

APPLY BY: Original application must be received online by August 7th, 2020. Visit our website at to obtain a recruitment flyer with detailed information and an employment application. Additional questions regarding this opportunity can be emailed to