Police Chief

Organization: Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Salary: Competitive Compensation Package
Close Date: May 11, 2015

Job Description:

With a population of more than 9,000 within 9.3 square miles, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, is part of the thriving Des Moines metropolitan area with a population of more than 575,000. Pleasant Hill whose population grew by 73 percent in the last decade continues to grow and attract new businesses and residents in the current decade.

The City operates under the council/manager form of government. The City Council which consists of a Mayor and five Council Members elected at-large to four-year overlapping terms hires a City Manager who ensures the policy direction set by the City Council is implemented.

The Police Chief, who is appointed by the Mayor subject to City Council approval, reports to the City Manager. The Chief manages a department of 18 FTE’s and 15 reserves with an annual budget of $2.1M.

The minimum job requirements are: 1) Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, political science, or related field; 2) a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience that includes management of personnel with preferably three years at sergeant level or above; 3) preferably be a graduate from the FBI National Academy or similar program; and 4) either currently possess Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification or have ability to become certified; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
The City is seeking a strong, community-focused leader with a track-record of fostering positive employee relations. Experience working for growing communities is a plus. A recruitment profile brochure will be available shortly at www.slavinweb.com and www.pleasanthilliowa.org.

The position which is open until filled offers a competitive compensation package. Please send your resume and cover letter with current salary to pwconsulting@cox.net. The first review of resumes will occur on May 11, 2015. For additional information about this job, please contact:

Paul Wenbert
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants


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