City of Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Salary: $124,300 - $180,300
Sworn Officers: 115
First Review: 11/10/09
The City of Carlsbad, Calif., is a scenic coastal community of 105,000 residents located 35 miles north of the City of San Diego and 25 miles south of Orange County. The City of Carlsbad is known for its strong leadership and fiscal discipline as well as successfully balancing tourism, employment, light industry, the environment and a high standard of living.
Covering nearly 42-square miles, the City of Carlsbad is approaching build out. Thanks to an award winning growth management plan, the city features infrastructure and services that keep pace with development and promote an excellent quality of life. Fully 40 percent of the city has been set aside as permanent open space. Three lagoons, 35 miles of hiking trails and nearly seven miles of coastline are just part of what makes the city an appealing place to live, work and play. Some of Carlsbad’s unique features include:
A Great Place to Live and Work
The City of Carlsbad is recognized by the San Diego Society for Human Resources Management and the Employers Group for workplace excellence and was named one of the best places to work in San Diego. It’s also a great place to live. With all the amenities of a large city, Carlsbad has maintained a strong sense of community and citizen connection to government. Annual surveys show a high level of confidence in city government and great satisfaction with city services.
A superb climate, quality schools, a vibrant and revitalized downtown and a wide variety of neighborhoods help make Carlsbad one of the most livable communities in the country. The Carlsbad Unified School District consistently ranks among the Top urban school districts in the country. The city also boasts excellent libraries, arts and culture, and an excellent public safety record.
The Police Department
Carlsbad Police Department is a full-service police department that prides itself on its strong partnership with the community. Through the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the police department, and the support of City Council members and the community, Carlsbad continues to be a safe community to live, work, and play.
The employees of the Carlsbad Police Department are a team that values close working relationships in a collegial, caring environment. They like what they do; look forward to coming to work each day and perform their duties with a commitment to professional excellence.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Some of the top priorities for the Police Department are to:
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The City of Carlsbad is looking for a proactive, visible leader with a collaborative, engaging, management style and an understanding of contemporary, innovative methods of policing.
The continued improvement and development of the department and its commitment to community policing will be a major theme for the new Police Chief. He/she will be comfortable taking a leadership role in the community and possess a demonstrated ability to do so.
Working closely with the City Manager, the Police Chief will be an experienced, tested leader who has the ability to build on the success the department has enjoyed over the years. The new Police Chief will require the right blend of skills to navigate these challenging times and build a bridge to the future. Highly developed communication skills and effective interpersonal skills balanced by a sense of humor are a must for this position. The ideal candidate should be politically astute, but apolitical. Candidates who take an honest interest in the community and who are willing to listen to the concerns of community members will flourish in Carlsbad.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of leading by example, building team spirit, inspiring excellence and participative decision-making. Candidates must be able to thrive in an environment where they will face many challenges as he/she retools the Carlsbad Police Department to meet the needs of the community for tomorrow. A high level of energy and physical stamina will be required as this will be a hands-on Police Chief position. Candidates must be able to thrive in an environment where innovative thinking, improvisation, and personal courage are necessary to deal with crucial issues facing the City and the department.
The new Police Chief should serve as an example to staff, setting a high standard and encouraging life-long learning. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of training and staff development, including methods to develop staff for increased leadership opportunities.
The new Police Chief must be willing to be involved in more than just the operations of the Police Department. He/she will be a member of the City’s leadership team and will be involved in decisions affecting the overall organization and the community’s health. Along with focusing his/her time on the department’s needs and issues, the incoming Police Chief will participate in organization-wide policy decisions.
The City and Department are looking for a Chief who takes initiative and instills the department’s values at all organizational levels.
Along with being visible in the community, the new Chief should have a strong understanding of the concepts and practices of crime prevention and control through community-oriented policing.
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field. Ideally, candidates will have supplemented their Bachelor’s Degree with a Master’s Degree and/or executive level POST, Command College or FBI National Academy.
The salary for the position is $124,300 to $180,300 depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
In addition, the following benefits are provided:
FIRST APPLICATION REVIEW:
NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Each candidate’s background will be evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of application to determine the level and scope of the candidate’s preparation for this position. The application process requires an application and a detailed resume. Only the more qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process. Final interviews will be conducted by the City Manager or designee.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates can apply for this position
and obtain additional information at:
City of Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone (760) 602-2440
Fax (760) 602-8554
We encourage you to use the city’s online application process.
The City of Carlsbad is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.
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