Organization: City of Waco, Texas
Salary: Waco will provide a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The beginning salary will be negotiable depending on qualifications (DOQ).
Close Date: The position will be open until filled. First review of resumes is scheduled for October 21, 2016.
Brimming with Texas history, economic opportunities and cultural experiences, Waco, Texas, is ideally situated along the I-35 corridor, 90 miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin. Waco is a growing, progressive and diverse City which offers major attractions, museums, recreation and abundant shopping to more than 132,000 residents. Waco is the 23rd largest city in Texas and the County seat of McLennan County. The City continues to grow in size and to prosper economically. It is fortunate to have a highly diverse and resilient economy that is not tied to the fluctuations of any single industry. Waco has a thriving medical community with two major hospitals, more than 300 physicians and 72 dentists. A recent report ranked Waco as number four in Texas for economic growth within the next several years.
Waco is a Home Rule City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor, elected at-large, and five City Council Members representing single member districts, all serving two-year terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Court Judge. All other department heads, including the Police Chief, are appointed by the City Manager.
The Waco Police Department (WPD) is a highly regarded, professional, full service municipal law enforcement agency consisting of 247 sworn officers and more than 100 civilian employees. The Police Chief reports directly to the Assistant City Manager. WPD has a current budget of approximately $35.6 million.
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Public Administration or related field and seven years of law enforcement management experience, of which three are at the command level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License and have the ability to meet State law enforcement certification requirements and preferably be a graduate from the FBI National Academy or similar program. A Texas Police Chief's certification is required within two years of hire.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a government law enforcement manager. He or she will have and maintain the highest level of ethics, integrity, accountability and honor. The selected candidate must be an effective leader with outstanding interpersonal skills, have a talent for communications at all levels of the organization, possess strong management skills, and have demonstrated organizational skills. The new Chief must have demonstrated, through experience, the ability to successfully direct, manage, build respect and lead personnel so as to motivate and enable them to perform at their highest capacity. The new Chief will know, understand and be experienced in modern policing techniques and programs including community-oriented policing. Additional information about the City and WPD is available at www.waco-texas.com
Waco will provide a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The beginning salary will be negotiable depending on qualifications (DOQ).
To apply: The position will be open until filled. First review of resumes is scheduled for October 21, 2016. Please email your cover letter and resume with current salary without delay to:
Robert E. Slavin or Paul Wenbert
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