Community Safety Director

City of Eastvale



The Eastvale Team recently defined our purpose and values:

We champion experiences that engage, excite, and elevate our commUNITY through our: 

KINDNESS; selfless concern for all,

GRIT; passion and resilience in everything we do, and

SOLUTIONS-DRIVEN; courageous, creative, and collaborative results.

The new purpose and values really define our team and culture in Eastvale and are the basis and foundation of how we serve our community. Team is the single most important thing in any organization, and we have attracted and developed a talented team that is passionate about Exceeding Eastvale’s Expectations Everyday and creating a destination City where our community can live, work, play, and connect.

In Eastvale we have created a Strengths-Based Leadership, Purpose & Values Driven, and People-Serving Team that is continually growing, learning, trying, and doing. We know perfection is the enemy of progress and mistakes are proof that we are trying. Some days we WIN, some days we LEARN, yet we ALWAYS TRY and GIVE our BEST!

If you are looking for a rewarding career that fosters innovation, creativity, collaboration, and a sense of purpose, we welcome you to apply to be a part of our award-winning team.

The Community Safety Director is a newly created in-house executive level position that will lead the Community Safety Department. The Community Safety Director has a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to promote the limitless opportunities in Eastvale by working toward making our community a special place to work, live, play, connect, and prosper through the safety and accessibility of our residents and by providing the highest safety and quality of life standards in Eastvale.

Further, the selected candidate will serve in elevating the quality of development in the City with a “can do” attitude and “get it done” performance approach to work in a fast-paced environment working closely with a talented, energetic, and highly engaged team of City talent.
This position might be perfect for you:
  • If you want to make a valuable contribution to the community
  • If you are passionate about serving others
  • If you want to help define our vision for the future and our ability to thrive, together
  • If you want to help build Eastvale’s tomorrow, today


You will contribute to the following key projects:
  • Participate in the research, strategic analysis, design, and “groundwork” processes that will lead to the establishment of Eastvale’s Police Station &  Eastvale’s 3rd Fire Station
  • Manage and direct the plan check and inspection and permitting of private land development projects in collaboration with the Building Official and Community Development Director.
  • Manage and execute the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)   activities throughout the year.
  • Participate in the activities of and perform as the City’s liaison to the Neighborhood Watch program.
  • Establish and manage the Safety Awareness Campaign.
  • Facilitate and participate in the National Night Out program.
  • Collaborate with RSO and CALFIRE on educational outreach and awareness campaigns to enhance community safety.
  • Establish and manage the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
  • Facilitate and manage the RSO/CalFire Explorer Program and other volunteer programs.
  • Plan, manage, and oversee day to day operations of facilities and fleet management.
  • Establish and manage the See Something, Say Something Program.
  • Enhance, review, and maintain E-Citizen, the City’s online application reporting system for residents.

Education and/or Experience:

The following are the minimum qualifications required for the Community Safety Director:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field. A master’s degree in   Public or Business Administration or a related field is highly desirable. 

Experience: Eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in managing and coordinating building & safety and community enhancement & safety programs or projects, including five (5) years of experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities.
For additional information regarding the position, view the job description here.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation and project management. Principles and practices of employee supervision including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation and the training of staff in work procedures. Principles, practices, methods, theories and trends in volunteerism and volunteer management. Administration of police, fire, emergency medical, Community Enhancement & Safety (Code Enforcement), Building & Safety, customer service, and public information programs.  Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.  Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs. Knowledge of public and private project financing methods. Principles and practices of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. General Operational characteristics of police and fire apparatus and equipment. General knowledge of principles of structural design, engineering mathematics, and architectural plan review and inspection.  General knowledge of hazardous materials mitigation management.  Methods and techniques of public relations. Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of public administration, management, and supervision. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and ordinances affecting departmental operations. Knowledge of state and federal regulations and guidelines for grant application and administration. Knowledge of functions and operation of a public agency.  Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Principles and practices of municipal organization, administration, and personnel management.  Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. 

Ability to:

Manage and direct a comprehensive public safety program including law enforcement, crime prevention, fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness, code enforcement, and associated programs, services, and operations.  Effectively work with the City Manager, Mayor, City Council, department heads, citizens, and other persons on the telephone and in person; ability to work amicably as a team to accomplish individual and group assignments and goals.  Provide leadership that includes building strong work relationships, empowering and mentoring staff, contributing to the City’s culture of ethics and integrity, and embracing and fostering the City’s Mission, Purpose, and Values Statements. Develop and administer department goals, objectives, and procedures. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, resolve project challenges of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Communicate timely, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports. Interpret and apply related Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Identify and strategically respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs. Administer large and complex budgets. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. 

Special Requirements:

Ability to attend special City events including weekends, evenings, and holidays, as required.

Ability to attend night meetings and work extended hours, as needed and/or required.

For more information about this position, please visit the job description here or view the job brochure here.  


Application Process

The closing date for this recruitment is August 19, 2021.  First Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of September 7, 2021. To be considered for this opportunity, submit your application, cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references here.

Stage 1 –The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant’s employment application, resume, and cover letter.  Applications that are incomplete and/or that do not meet the minimum combination of education and experience will not be given further consideration.

Stage 2 – The second stage in the selection process will consist of review by subject matter experts who will evaluate and rate the candidates’ applications and resumes in order to determine those that most closely demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement.  Successful candidates who most closely meet the defined criteria will be invited to participate in the next stage.

Stage 3 – The third stage will consist of interviews with a panel of subject matter experts, where candidates will be evaluated and rated on responses to pre-defined questions. Candidates may also participate in a skills-based performance test.  Candidates must achieve a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. 

Stage 4 – The fourth stage will consist of an interview with the City Manager.  Finalists will then move into background and reference checking. 
The City of Eastvale reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. 
Successful candidates shall be required to submit to:

Background/Reference Check/Physical Exam:  City employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a reference check, criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting, and a post-offer (City paid) physical examination (including drug/alcohol testing). 


Participation in E-Verify: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  In accordance, the City will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  For additional information regarding E-Verify, the Federal Government's online employment eligibility verification system, please visit

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The City of Eastvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non- job-related factor. 

Reasonable Accommodation:  In compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, the City of Eastvale is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process must make a request no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications.  Such requests should be addressed to the Talent Attraction & Development Division at the City of Eastvale, 12363 Limonite Ave. Suite 910, Eastvale, CA  91752, or call (951) 703-4434.    
Please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

This recruitment is being facilitated by HR Dynamics & Performance Management, Inc. (HRDPM.COM).  Candidates shall apply directly to the City of Eastvale.  Inquiries may be sent via Contact Us at HRDPM.COM.