The Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) seeks their next Deputy Chief of Police to assist in the leadership of the OHA’s Police Department and work closely with the OHA’s Chief of Police to champion community engagement efforts to effectively assure the sustainment and availability of quality housing for low-income persons, to promote the civic involvement and economic self-sufficiency of residents, and to further the expansion of affordable housing within Oakland. The Deputy Chief of Police position is intended to be transitional to the Chief of Police. This position is a newly created position aimed at assisting the OHA with backfilling and developing the next Chief of Police, the current is expected to retire in the next 12 months. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading the Department through a time of change in societal expectations and approaches to policing and resource allocation. The community and OHA expects the next Deputy Chief of Police to believe and adhere to the provision of equity and community partnership.
THE JOB & IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Deputy Chief of Police (Deputy) reports directly to the Chief of Police. This position is a newly created position aimed at assisting the OHA with backfilling and developing the next Chief of Police, the current is expected to retire in the next 12 months. The next Deputy Chief of Police will be excited at the opportunity to transition into the Chief of Police role and will work closely with the Chief of Police as part of their succession planning efforts.
In addition to being ethical, well qualified, and experienced, the Deputy will be responsible for championing community engagement efforts to effectively ensure the sustainment and availability of quality housing for low-income persons, to promote the civic involvement and economic self-sufficiency of residents, and to further the expansion of affordable housing within Oakland. The Deputy will plan, organize, and manage the activities of three of the four major police service areas: (1) Field Operations; (2) Investigations; and (3) Communications. Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and the annual budget is a key responsibility of the Deputy and this person must be confident in their knowledge and communication skills to comfortably discuss current issues in policing with the community, members of the police department, and the OHA’s Executive Director and Board of Commissioners.
Because this is a smaller department in a specialized organization, the Deputy Chief of Police will collaborate across all OHA departments and will effectively manage the department’s budget, personnel, and other administrative functions. The next Deputy Chief of Police will play a pivotal role in leading the Department through a time of change in societal expectations, approaches to policing and resource allocation.
The ideal candidate will be a creative, compassionate problem-solver who is committed to open and transparent communication with the OHA and the community it serves. The community expects the next Deputy to believe and adhere to the provision of equity, community partnership, and the mission and vision of OHA. The ideal candidate will have a passion for coaching, succession planning, and developing staff as critical assets of the organization and community at large.
• Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college.
• Must have at least four years of management experience, equivalent to the level of Lieutenant in the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department in a municipal, county, or specialized law enforcement agency.
• or, any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
• Possess a valid California Driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
• Possession of a POST Management Certificate, completion of the POST Command College Program or FBI National Academy, or a Master's Degree are highly desirable.
Salary and Benefits: Annual Salary: $183,605 - $212,925 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package that includes:
• SICK LEAVE is accrued at the rate of approximately one day per month.
• VACATION LEAVE for new employees is accrued at the rate of 10 days each year.
• MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISORY, PROFESSIONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES are also entitled to a management benefit package reimbursement plan and 10 days of administrative leave per year.
• PAID HOLIDAYS There are 13 and one half each year.
• RETIREMENT The Authority is a member of CalPERS Retirement System. The Authority participates in Social Security and Deferred Compensation plans are also available to employees at their option.
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HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by August 11, 2021, at:
SECURE THE DATES:
• Interviews will be held on Thursday, September 2nd and Friday, September 3rd (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days – these interviews will be conducted in person.)
Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:
• 541-630-0657 (direct) 866-929-9227 (Toll Free)
The Oakland Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran's status or disability in the employment or the provision of services.