The City of Livingston, population of approximately 15,000, enjoys the benefits of a small community in a rural setting. Livingston is located just two hours from San Francisco, the Pacific Coast and the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. The City is seeking a forward-thinking and visionary individual for their new Police Chief. The ideal candidate will be a proven, effective leader, capable of managing a diverse workforce in a highly active and progressive manner. The Police Department enjoys tremendous support from the Community and City Council, has a budget of approximately $4 million and a staff of 34 full-time sworn and civilian personnel. The City is seeking individuals who will uphold a high level of discipline and morale, but at the same time will be approachable and maintain an open door policy with all staff. The ideal candidate will be a mentor to the staff and have a successful track record of leadership, team building, and conflict resolution. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented and will facilitate communication between Police and other City Departments.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities is:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in criminology, police science, social science, business, public administration or a related field.
Five years increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including responsible supervisory municipal police work at the level of police lieutenant or above. Experience must have included personnel administration and evaluation of staff.
Licenses, Certifications and other Requirements:
Valid California Class C driver’s license.
Valid First Aid and CPR certification issued by an authorized agency.
Completion of Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy P.O.S.T Executive Development Certification.
The salary range for the incoming Police Chief is $117,696-$143,064 and is dependent upon qualifications.