Job Title: Assistant Chief/Chief of Staff
Government: City of Columbia
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Salary Range: $75,157 - $120,251
NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this position is to administer and oversee all operations of the Police Department for the City of Columbia to supervise division commanders and other staff to ensure that law and order are maintained, laws and ordinances enforced, and that all departmental operations are properly maintained and implemented to ensure the maintenance of a positive and cooperative relationship between the department and the community it serves, and to perform related law enforcement, supervisory and administrative work as required. This class researches and formulates long-range goals for the organization, develops policy and position papers, and negotiates with chief administrative officers and/or elected officials. This position is second in command to the Chief of Police.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE): Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Political or Police Science with major course work in Criminal Justice or closely related field Master’s degree strongly preferred with ten (10) years work experience in a progressively responsible command experience as a Major, Assistant or Deputy Chief or Chief within a medium to large law enforcement metropolitan police department or any equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT(S): Must possess and maintain a valid SC Class “D” Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record. Must possess and maintain S.C. Law Enforcement Officer Certification within one (1) year from date of hire or promotion. Preference may be given to applicants who have completed a nationally recognized Police Executive Development Program, Southern Police Institute, FBI Academy, etc. Must have knowledge of personal computer equipment with skill in the use of Microsoft Office preferred, utilizing Outlook and all associated software programs preferred. Must have excellent supervisory, organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Must reside within corporate limits of the City of Columbia within a reasonable period of time following date of hire or promotion.
HOW TO APPLY: City of Columbia applications are available at the Department of Human Resources, or download from the City’s website at: www.columbiasc.net - City Employment. Please submit an application to the Department of Human Resources, 1225 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or mail to Post Office Box 147, Columbia, SC 29217. Phone: 803-545-3010. The City of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: June 1, 2010.
Application Close Date: 6/1/2010