Junction City Chief of Police


City of Junction City, KS

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achelor’s Degree
SkillsPublic Speaking
Emergency Management
Driver’s License
First Aid Certification
Law Enforcement
Position Description
Under administrative direction, the Chief of Police is responsible for planning, overseeing, and directing the activities and personnel of the department. The Chief of Police is responsible for providing effective evaluation, direction and supervision to specific staff; developing and supervising work schedules of employees to achieve adequate coverage and control. He / she is responsible for compiling and reviewing time sheets, attending to concerns and problems raised by employees and providing necessary counsel or sanctions as the case may demand. Responsible for assigning tasks to employees and completing their performance appraisals, as well as serving as a liaison between management and staff. He / she is responsible for writing and maintaining departmental policies, and ensuring they are in compliance with city directives and policies. Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations, services, and activities of the Police Department; manage in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; and recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Demonstrate leadership in commitment to the Police Code of Ethics and the highest ethical values in the delivery of public service. Model appropriate professional management conduct; maintain appropriate confidentiality of sensitive information; and comply with federal, state and local laws, the City policies and procedures, and the collective bargaining memorandum of understanding (MOU) provisions.
Plan and implement a law enforcement program for the City of Junction City in order to better carry out the policies and goals of City Management and Commission: review Department performance and effectiveness, formulate programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
Review the work plan for Police Department staff; assign work activities, projects, programs and functions including: Administration, Dispatch, Operations, Community Involvement and Investigations;
Select, and evaluate Police Department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training and work with employees to correct deficiencies; supervise staff including the provision of timely performance evaluations, initiate internal investigations when appropriate and provide corrective action or discipline as needed, up to and including termination.
Review evidence, witnesses, and suspects in criminal cases to correlate all aspects, and to assess for trends, similarities, or for associations with other cases.
Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Department”s annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor the approval of expenditures; and recommend and implement adjustments as needed.
Direct the development and maintenance of systems, records, and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of the Police Department operations.
Prepare and submit periodic reports to the City Manager upon request, regarding Department”s activities.
Coordinate activities with supervisors and other City Departments, serve as the liaison for the assigned functions with other divisions; exchange information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney”s Office, District Court, and other government agencies. Obtain advice from the City Attorney and City Manager regarding cases, policies, and procedures.
Conduct investigations of complaints involving officer conduct; review complaints and prepare recommendations on disciplinary actions; conduct internal investigations as needed; and respond to citizens and staff as necessary.
Ensure that laws and ordinances are enforced and that public peace and safety is maintained.
Ensure that equipment, safety clothing, gear, and supplies are specified, purchased, received, distributed and maintained in an effective manner and consistent with City policy.
Interpret, apply, explain, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, regulations, and the collective bargaining MOU provisions.
Respond to major incidents and ensure that the Incident Commander is following Incident Command System/protocol; and assume role as Incident Commander or other role as needed for the situation.
Performs all other related duties as assigned by City Manager.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Exercises supervision over all police department staff directly or through subordinate supervisors.


Eligibility Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship.
Minimum 21 Years of Age.
Possession of a valid driver”s license.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor”s degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field.
Ten years of experience in police work, three years of which must have been equivalent to lieutenant or higher.

Required Education/Knowledge/Skills:
Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
Possession of, (or the ability to obtain upon hiring), required law enforcement certifications required by Kansas state laws
Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications.
Successfully completed Executive Officers training.
In-depth knowledge of personnel management, supervision and business administration for effective leadership of the police department.
Strong decision making skills to be able to make the right decision quickly within established guidelines and protocols.
Detailed-oriented with strong understanding of report writing and accounting practices and principles.
Thorough knowledge of modern principles, practices, operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal law enforcement program.
Thorough understanding of principles and practices of law enforcement administration, organization, management and related program and policy development, administration and evaluation.
Detailed understanding of the methods and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, care and custody of persons and property, crime prevention, records management, and dispatch.
Systematic understanding of the principles and practices of municipal budget preparation, administration and evaluation.
Understanding of the basic principles and practices of disaster preparedness, response and recovery (Emergency Management).
Experience with the management of an incident command system and its implementation; command responsibilities and functions.
Basic understanding of the principles of business letter writing and report preparation.
Principles of effective public relations, public speaking, conflict resolution and excellent customer service.
Knowledge of the local concerns and political issues surrounding the community.
Basic understanding of time management and the modern office procedures and methods including computer equipment, word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphic presentations and other specialized software applications; internet and electronic communication usage and methods, and public safety computer systems and protocols.
Possess the ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Able to effectively present information and respond to inquiries from staff, management, clients, customers, stakeholders and the general public.
Ability to mediate and resolve conflicts.
Demonstrate tact and diplomacy.
Ability to work irregular and on-call hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
Capability to meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards, departmental firearms qualifications standards, and the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Competencies –
Ethical Conduct
Communication Proficiency
Stress Management/Composure
Time Management
Problem Solving Analysis
Decision Making
Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
Physical Demands

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work inside in an office setting and outside to participate in emergency response situations, operate emergency equipment and perform related duties.*
Walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time.*
Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance.*
Regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate amounts of weight.
Frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights.
Occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights.
Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of computer keyboard and weapons.*
Requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers.*
Ability to verbally communicate to exchange information.*
Maintain physical abilities to adequately operate vehicles and equipment, read instructions and follow directions, read maps and small print, detect subtle shades of color, hearing adequate to distinguish noises, converse on radio, telephone and in person at distances of up to 50 feet.
Detect unusual sounds, voice volume and speech clarity to command during an emergency.*
Eyesight corrected to 20/20.*
Hearing requires no more than a 20 decibel hearing loss in hearing range from 500 MHz to 2000MHz. no more than a 30 decibel hearing loss in hearing range from 2000 MHz. to 3000 MHz., and no more than a 40 decibel hearing loss in hearing range 3000 MHz. to 3500 MHz.*
Work Environment

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with some travel to various locations to attend meetings or inspect, supervise and/or perform department activities in responding to emergency scenes, disasters, or critical incidents; occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and wet and/or humid conditions; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration and potentially hostile environments.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be very loud due to sirens, etc.; wear protective and safety apparel and equipment.
Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings; subject to emergency call out at any time.
Job Advertisement

Junction City, Kansas – a prosperous, ethnically diverse community located in the heart of Kansas and adjacent to Fort Riley, home of the 1st Infantry Division and birthplace of the 7th Cavalry- is seeking a new Chief of Police. The Chief of Police will lead a team of highly skilled staff and oversee all Police Department services in a high performing organization characterized by excellence, integrity, compassion, professionalism, teamwork, and commitment. The Junction City Police Department”s mission is to protect and serve with honor while being committed to establishing a positive relationship with a community rich with history and inviting atmosphere.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Chief of Police provides for the health, safety, and well-being of Junction City”s citizens and visitors through management of assigned law enforcement and crime prevention resources. The ideal candidate holds a bachelor”s degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice Administration, or a Law Enforcement related field and a minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience, with at least three years of command/executive level experience. The chosen candidate must also possess or be able to obtain certifications as a law enforcement officer mandated by Kansas State statues. Disclaimer
This description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements for the Chief of Police position. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Application Special Instructions
Please be sure to include a detailed resume and a letter of interest. Your application will not be complete without these additional documents.


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