Job Description: Summary
Honor, integrity, and transparency are fundamental to building a model agency in the law enforcement community. The City of Goodyear is searching for a community-oriented, strategically-focused, dedicated Deputy Chief of Police to assist in leading and developing the Police Department.
We pride ourselves in delivering quality services to the 88,000+ residents who call Goodyear home. The men and women of the Goodyear Police Department are proud that 9 in 10 residents say they feel safe in their neighborhood. Overall city safety, is one reason 90% of residents say they would recommend Goodyear as a place to live. Goodyear is growing as one of the top cities to live, work, and explore and the Police Department is a key component to the city's success and high-quality of life.
Our organization is comprised of advancing professionals who are empowered and engaged to work to move the organization forward as a collective. The Police Department is progressive taking great pride in providing excellent customer service to the community. The Department is committed to the philosophy of community policing, providing many protective and proactive policing programs, resulting in a low crime rate. Are you ready to accept new challenges and take the next step of your Goodyear journey? If so, we hope you will consider the Deputy Chief of Police opportunity.
The Deputy Chief of Police reports to the Chief of Police and your role entails overseeing a bureau within the department. You assume management responsibilities for the services and activities of an assigned division and coordinate the activities of sworn and non-sworn personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and in enforcing laws and municipal ordinances.
You are critical to promoting police public relations by participating in media interviews, acting as a liaison for the police department with other law enforcement agencies, giving public presentations, serving on committees and task teams, and representing the Police Department in state and local police functions.
Training is important to us; you will help develop the department as a training coordinator by ensuring training of all personnel meets or exceeds mandated standards, planning and revising service training, overseeing training budgets, submitting proper paperwork, and seeking cost-effective alternatives in training.
We need someone with a vision for success. You will manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for your assigned division supporting policy development and compliance by ensuring policies are reviewed, updated, distributed, and adopted into our culture. Additionally, preparing and managing the budget by coordinating plans, development, and ongoing management of budget and expenditures and updating improvement plans.
Continuing to attract and retain the best is key to our future. You will assist in the recruiting of personnel by overseeing and evaluating the hiring process of personnel, reviewing examinations and interview questions, and making recommendations in hiring, discipline, and termination matters.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree, a minimum of nine (9) years law enforcement experience, which must include a minimum of three (3) years' experience as a full-time Police Lieutenant or higher or in an equivalent position, and valid driver's license and AZ POST certification. An equivalent position is defined as progressively responsible supervisory experience in a sworn capacity with significant interaction with the Chief of Police. This interaction can include assignments such as Patrol Division, Speciality Patrol Units, Property/Evidence, Hiring/Recruitment, Professional Standards, Inspections/Auditing, Public Information Officer, Training and other administrative assignments such as resolving or investigating sensitive citizen inquiries, interfacing with agencies or organizations outside of the police department or completing special projects on behalf of the Chief of Police.
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Equivalent education and experience are defined as three (3) years' of uninterrupted experience as a full-time Police Lieutenant or higher or in an equivalent position (as defined above), and one of the following:
Associate's degree or sixty-four (64) credit hours completed towards a degree in the above-named fields of study and eleven (11) years of law enforcement experience; or
Thirteen (13) years of law enforcement experience
The ideal candidate will have ethics above reproach and be a person of integrity and honesty. A skilled leader who is positive, approachable and committed to maintaining a work environment that fosters the Police Departments core values which include professionalism, collaboration, innovation, honesty, fairness and respect, and accountability.
At the City of Goodyear, you will be a part of an organization that values its employees as its greatest asset. You will become part of a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to build and maintain a highly engaged workforce. You will be challenged to learn and grow in an environment that values employee development and career-building. You will thrive in a culture of innovation.
We believe that successful employees are those that possess six core values:
If these competencies rank high on your list of personal attributes and you want to be a contributing member of the Goodyear team, then don't wait -- APPLY TODAY!
Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the City's requirements will be invited for an interview.
Examination process for this position will include:
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following functions do not identify all duties performed by the incumbent. Other duties and responsibilities will be performed as assigned.
Promotes police public relations by participating in media interviews, acting as a liaison for the police department with other law enforcement agencies, giving public presentations, serving on committees and task teams, and representing the Police Department in state and local police functions.
Acts as training coordinator by ensuring training of all personnel meets or exceeds mandated standards, planning and revising service training, overseeing training budgets, submitting proper paperwork, and seeking cost effective alternatives in training.
Prepares and manages the budget by coordinating plans, development, and ongoing management of budget and expenditures and updating improvement plans.
Supports policy development and compliance by ensuring policies are updated and distributed and conducting reviews of new and changed policies.
Assists in the recruiting of personnel by overseeing and evaluating the hiring process of personnel, reviewing examinations and interview questions, and making recommendations in hiring, discipline, and termination matters.
Formal Education/Knowledge:Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum of 9 years of law enforcement experience or equivalent and a minimum of three years' experience as a Police Lieutenant or equivalent position or higher.
Reading: Work requires the ability to read technical reports, statistics, research material and police reports.
Math: Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and determine percentages.
Writing: Work requires the ability to write general correspondence, reports, performance appraisals, budget justifications, letters, disciplinary documents, policies and procedures
Managerial: Managerial responsibilities include being responsible for the department's strategic improvement plan update and overseeing employee recruitment processes.
Budget Responsibility: The employee oversees budget preparation of bureau budget and reviews and approves expenditures of significant budgeted funds for the bureau and may research and prepare recommendations for city-wide budget expenditures.
Complexity: Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
12 Month Objectives
Develop an understanding and competency in the following:
Operations of the Enforcement Bureau and Support Services Bureau
Technology operations in the PD
Professional Standards procedures
COMPSTAT purpose and function
Contents and purpose of the PD's Strategic Plan
Budget processes and restraints
PD's performance measures
Policy and Procedures in Power DMS
Incident Command System/ Emergency Operations Center
City Of Goodyear, AZ