Polce Chief

Organization: City of Anericus, GA
Salary: Negotiable DOQ
Close Date: The first review of resumes is scheduled for August 25, 2015.

Job Description:

Americus, Georgia is located in Sumter County in southwest Georgia 132 miles from Atlanta and nine miles from Plains, the home of America's 39th President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jimmy Carter.

The City of Americus operates under the City Manager form of government. Policy making and legislative authority are vested in the governing body which consists of a Mayor and six council members all elected on a nonpartisan basis. Council members serve four-year staggered terms, with three council members elected every two years. The Mayor is elected at large to serve a four-year term. The six council members are elected by district. The governing body is responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing the City Manager, Municipal Court Judge and the City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing body and for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government.

The Police Chief is appointed by and is responsible to the City Manager for performing highly responsible administrative, supervisory and technical work in directing the activities of a municipal police force consisting of 42 sworn and 12 non-sworn personnel with a budget in excess of $3.2 million.

Requires a bachelorsí degree in criminal justice, public administration or closely related field; Masterís degree is preferred. Must have ten (10) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience to include patrol, criminal investigations, supervision and top departmental management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must possess and maintain (or be qualified and willing to quickly obtain) valid Georgia P.O.S.T. police officer and police chief certifications. Must also possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Must successfully complete next available police chief training as per GA Code Section 35-8-20.1. Beginning salary negotiable DOQ.

This position will remain open until filled. The first review of resumes is scheduled for August 25, 2015. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit (prefer email) your cover letter and resume with current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071-1357
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

The City of Americus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Male, Female, Disabled or Veteran

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