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Deputy Police Chief

Ashland, Oregon 97520
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SALARY: $91,896.00 - $111,701.00 Annually

Deadline to apply: 01/31/2019

The City provides an excellent fringe benefit package which includes: paid vacation, sick and holiday leave; retirement through the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS or OPSRP); 2% City contribution to HRA-VEBA account; optional deferred compensation programs with a contribution from the City for qualified employees; employee and dependent medical, dental and vision insurance with a 5% pre-tax contribution by employee; life and
AD&D insurance; long-term disability plan; and additional wellness benefits.

In addition, this position is eligible to receive 5% incentive pay for a Masters degree.

Plans, directs, and supervises the staff and activities within one or more major divisions within the Police Department; manages and oversees day-to-day division operations and activities, such as those involving patrol, investigations, records, and/or internal affairs; provides administrative assistance to Chief of Police on major departmental projects; develops budgets and monitors financial activities for compliance to approved budget; performs various duties as a sworn law enforcement officer as required; and performs other work as assigned.

This is a sworn police classification responsible for supervising and overseeing the day-to-day operations of a division of the Police Department and serving as second-level supervisors over subordinate Police Officers. Incumbents participate as part of the Department's management team, reviewing and discussing a variety of issues and policies and contributing to the development of Department goals and objectives.


Manage operational activities within an assigned Police Department division to ensure compliance with various local, state, and federal laws and regulations, as well as departmental rules and regulations; set work priorities and make necessary adjustments as workload or staffing levels dictate; interview, select, assign, direct, and evaluate assigned employees, including subordinate supervisors; effectively determine and implement disciplinary actions as needed; hear grievances and resolve complaints; ensure that subordinates receive adequate training.

Plan, analyze, and develop Department policies, procedures, guidelines, and programs; implement changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Department functions; compile and analyze statistical data and project trends for use in department planning activities; identify special community law enforcement needs/concerns; make recommendations and work with related groups/agencies to implement programs.

Administer labor agreements; investigate, review and respond to internal grievances; serve on negotiation committees to represent the City's interests; investigate complaints and allegations of department employee misconduct; provide findings/recommendations to the Police Chief or others for appropriate action.

Cooperate with other local, county, state, and federal police organizations to coordinate activities and achieve service goals; represent the Ashland Police Department on multi-jurisdictional committees and efforts.

Perform the duties of a sworn law enforcement officer as needed; serve as the incident commander during major incidents, or act as a shift supervisor; provide cover and assistance to other officers involved in tactical operations; follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

Develop department budgets; prepare and/or review requests for proposals; review budget progress and recommend necessary modifications as appropriate.

Participate in public relations programs such as area command; speak to citizen and community groups; serve as a member of departmental management team and attend monthly management meetings to review and discuss issues and policies.

Assume the responsibilities of the Police Chief in his/her absence; oversee the Area Command Program.

Maintain satisfactory working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities and provide mutual assistance and general information about department activities.

Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.


Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of same responsibility.

Perform other work as assigned.




Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in criminology, criminal justice, police science, or a related field.

Experience: A minimum of eight (8) years of sworn police officer experience in a university, city, county, or state police agency, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity in a law enforcement field.

Substitution: Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job proficiently may substitute for the above requirements.

Desirable Qualifications: A master's degree in a related field is desirable; possession of an Executive certificate issued by the Oregon Department on Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), or the equivalent, is desirable; previous experience with the Ashland Police Department is desirable; previous experience as a detective/investigator is desirable.


License: Possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, an Oregon driver license by the time of appointment.

Certificates: Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Supervisory certificate issued by DPSST, or equivalent.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of modern public administration, including planning, organizing, directing, staffing, and controlling.

Organizational management techniques, including staffing, goals, objectives, and work standards development.

Criminal law with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons(s) committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure, and the preservation of evidence in criminal cases.

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive law enforcement program.

Contemporary technical and administrative methods of crime prevention, juvenile delinquency control, law enforcement, and related functions, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, and safety.

Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and environmental protection.

Internal police department operations issues.

Principles and practices of program development and administration.

Principles and practices of effective supervision and training.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and court decisions with specific reference to the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies including rules of evidence related to search, seizure, and preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.

Geography of the City and the location of important buildings.

Principles and practices of hazard and safety management.

Use of firearms and other modern police equipment.

Research methods; report writing techniques; statistical concepts and methods; principles and techniques of project management.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, and direct a wide variety of police service programs and activities.

Plan, organize, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff, maintaining high morale and esprit de corps within the team.

Recognize employee problems and take appropriate action.

Conduct thorough investigations and obtain pertinent information through interviews and interrogations.

Plan, organize, and direct the use of human and financial resources.

Act quickly and calmly in emergencies.

Analyze situations and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.

Evaluate and direct the revision of policies and procedures designed to achieve department objectives.

Interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Operate police vehicles, police radio and police firearms, and other weapons as required.

Prepare and present reports in a clear and concise manner.

Represent the City effectively in consults, counsel, business and professional groups.

Assist and support team performance and work cooperatively with other team members.

Provide positive support to internal and external customers.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

(1) Mobility: frequent sitting for long periods of time; frequent standing; occasional bending or squatting. (2) Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 75 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent use of keyboard frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. (5) Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person, on the phone, and on a radio. (6) Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone; occasional exposure to dangerous situations.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is primarily performed in a business office setting subject to moderate noise; however, work occasionally occurs in an outside environment with exposure to varied weather conditions. The work environment has a direct impact upon the physical requirements for the job as the job may occasionally include some exposure to fumes, odors, dust, and airborne particles as well as contact with individuals who may become violent or combative, who may be under the influence of drugs/alcohol, or who may have communicable diseases.

Please apply ONLINE at www.ashland.or.us  A completed City application must be filed online with the Personnel Office before the deadline shown above and may be supplemented with a resume of work experience. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Resumes received without a completed City application will not receive a response from the Personnel Department. Following a review of the applications, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants may be invited via email to proceed further in the selection process. Those not selected for interview will be notified in email (no phone calls please). The applicant selected must provide, at the time of employment, appropriate documentation of citizenship, as required by the immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986.

A thorough background investigation will be completed on the candidate selected for hire.

The City of Ashland will make reasonable accommodations for the disabled.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application or testing process MUST inform the Personnel Office of the City of Ashland, in writing, no later than the final filing date as stated on the job bulletin.  Applicants needing such accommodations should document the request, including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process.


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Posted: 2019-01-04 Expires: 2019-02-02

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