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PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

(Open until filled; priority screening deadline Sept. 1st, 2017)

  

The City of Mulvane is seeking to hire a Public Safety Director to replace the current Director who is retiring in March, 2018 after 22 years’ service to the City.

 

The Public Safety Director reports to the City Administrator and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Police, Fire, and Ambulance and Dispatch departments. Total FTE’s is 40 and with annual budget of $4 million.

 

The Director of Public Safety is responsible for planning and directing the activities of police, fire, and ems divisions for the effective delivery of law enforcement, crime prevention, and protection of life and property. This is an administrative position involving responsibility for the development of department policies. This employee supervises the police, fire, and ems division employees and evaluates work performance of the same. The Public Safety Director has internal control over police, fire, and ems activities and personnel and exercises discretion in the administration of the department. An employee in this position is responsible for all duties imposed by statute, law, or ordinance upon the Police Chief or Fire Chief as those terms are used.

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and at least ten years of active law enforcement experience at progressive levels of responsibility, including supervisory.

 

The selected candidate must be able to obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license and possess KLETC certification or the ability to obtain certification shortly following appointment. The selected candidate must also be able to pass a psychological exam, extensive background checks and have a clear driving record. The salary range is $80,000 - $95,000 depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Residency is preferred.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume via USPS or email to: khixson@mulvanekansas.com. The position is opened until filled. The first review deadline is September 1, 2017.

 

For more information, contact the City Administrator (316) 777-1143.

 

Position Summary:

The Director of Public Safety is responsible for planning and directing the activities of police, fire, and ems divisions for the effective delivery of law enforcement, crime prevention, and protection of life and property. This is an administrative position involving responsibility for the development of department policies. This employee supervises the police, fire, and ems division employees and evaluates work performance of the same. The Public Safety Director has internal control over police, fire, and ems activities and personnel and exercises discretion in the administration of the department. An employee in this position is responsible for all duties imposed by statute, law, or ordinance upon the Police Chief or Fire Chief as those terms are used. Work is performed under the general direction of the City Administrator with wide latitude for independence in judgment and procedures.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, directs, inspects, and exercises general supervision over the work of the entire department.
  • Formulates and enforces departmental rules and regulations, work methods and procedures.
  • Prepares budget estimates for police, fire, and ems operations and controls the expenditures of all departmental funds.
  • Attends meetings and conferences as required.
  • Prepares reports and studies and makes recommendations relative to public safety.
  • Works closely with other agencies to coordinate departmental activities.
  • Performs other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

 

Required Knowledge, Ability, Skill and Other Attributes:

  • Broad knowledge of modern public safety administration methods.
  • Good knowledge of law enforcement, fire related, and emergency medical response procedures.
  • Broad knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances.
  • Good knowledge of the geography of the city.
  • Good knowledge of modern practices of public administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct the activities of police officers, fire fighters, and medical personnel.
  • High social intelligence, resourcefulness and sound judgment in emergencies.
  • Demonstrated integrity, tact, good physical and mental condition.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, superiors, subordinates, other employees, and the general public contacted in the course of the work.

 

Required Training and Experience:

At least ten years of active law enforcement experience at progressive levels of responsibility, including supervisory.

 

Extensive training in all aspects of police and fire sciences and considerable public safety experience of a progressively responsible nature, including responsible supervisory and administrative police and fire duties. Graduation from a four-year college or university with specialization in police and fire science is preferred, or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability, and skill.

 

Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license.