The City of Avondale is inviting internal and external applicants for this position. Only current Arizona Police Officers Standards and Training (AZPOST) certified applicants will be considered. Supervises sworn and professional personnel, completes various research projects, and may supervise specialty assignments. Plans, organizes, prepares and tracks their Bureau budget. Serves as a member of the Police Department's Command and Executive Staff.
THE STARTING SALARY IS CURRENTLY $78,228.80 TO $113,276.80 ANNUALLY. THIS RANGE IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW AND SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION.
Examples of Duties:
Provide quality administration, management and leadership to your assigned Bureau and all of its functions. This ranges from motivating employees, to holding them accountable for City and Department policies. Responsible for directing, supervising, coaching, mentoring and evaluating the first line supervisors assigned to your command.
Maintain your availability and accessibility as required so as to manage the duties and responsibilities of your current assignment, with the understanding that duty hours may vary depending upon assignments, activity, events and incidents. Make routine after-hour inspections and respond when called to unusual incidents or circumstances.
Create and maintain positive customer and community relations in order to support the City's goals, achieve the Department's mission, vision and values, and enhance the Department's image within the community.
Performs other duties as assigned to include, but not limited to, planning, organizing and evaluating budgetary needs, completing evaluations, developing Performance Plans, attending various City and Department meetings.
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a four year college degree which is preferred for this assignment.
Currently, must be serving at the rank of municipal police sergeant or higher for a minimum of three years with a total of at least seven years of municipal police experience.
Valid Arizona Operator's Driver License, Possess a current AZPOST Certification. Above average physical conditioning: includes running, climbing, crawling, and possess the ability to pass and maintain an entry level officer's physical fitness requirements (measured by the POPAT Test).
External applicants will be required to successfully complete a background investigation, psychological examination, physical examination (including drug screen) and polygraph examination.
Commensurate with their scope of responsibility, knows how to size-up a situation, isolate and identify the problem(s), evaluate alternative courses of action and make a logical decision. Uses good judgment and common sense in making decisions while considering policy ramifications. Knows when to take action and what type of action is appropriate. Willing to take creative, innovative and non-traditional approaches in resolving problems. Is a consensus builder and good communicator. Works both individually or as a team member as appropriate. Recognizes both short- and long-term consequences of decisions, both within the confines of the police department and throughout the City and community.
Handles problems/issues in a manner that shows consideration for the feelings of people. Has an awareness and understanding of the differences in individuals from varying backgrounds that are both internal and external to the Department (i.e., diversity awareness). Effective in dealing with people without arousing antagonism. Tactful and politically aware when dealing with the public, the community, employees and other City departments; has a public/community service orientation. Demonstrates a cooperative attitude, functions as part of the team, and is able to motivate positive, enthusiastic behavior in others. Displays an appropriate sense of humor and maintains an approachable demeanor to encourage open communication.
Accepts responsibility and is accountable for establishing procedures and giving directions for the accomplishment of tasks and goals. Is self-confident, assertive and a self-starter. Is effective in organizing others to accomplish tasks and motivating their performance, including holding others accountable for actions. Able to deal with conflict and be confrontational when necessary. Accepts responsibility for the behavior of those he/she leads and leads by example. Uses the leadership style that fits the situation. Employee must maintain regular attendance.
Can develop goals, and establish an appropriate and efficient course of action for self and/or others to accomplish them. Delegates authority and responsibility appropriately. Anticipates problems and is proactive rather than reactive. Has a sense of structure, detail, process and continuity. Can develop short and long-range plans, and administer regulations, directives and policies. Can plan for potential situations and utilize resources effectively. Can research and locate appropriate information related to law enforcement and community issues.
Applicants will need to complete and submit an employment application on-line at www.avondale.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at 623-333-2200.
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