The City of Greenfield is looking for a new Police Captain to help lead the department during a time of rapid growth in the community and organizational change in the department. The captain will perform managerial, administrative, highly technical tasks and complex specialized law enforcement assignments of considerable difficulty requiring an advanced level of law enforcement acumen. The Captain oversees operational aspects of the department, participates in developing departmental goals, provides leadership in strategic planning, manages and develops programs and specialized projects, organizes, anticipates, plans, and directs the activities of divisions within the Police Department, is responsible for evaluating and directing sworn and non-sworn supervisory personnel, monitors workflow and oversees the performance of administrative and technical police work. This classification may participate in local community affairs, may provide leadership for local and regional law enforcement activities and developments and performs a wide variety of work as directed.
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate •Values, encourages and exemplifies organizational diversity •Dedicated to community policing •Action oriented and outcome-based philosophy •Credible and well-respected leadership •Progressive and innovative management approach •Aware of basic human relations and group dynamics •Decisive, proactive and effective decision maker •Fiscally conscious and resourceful •Technology oriented and aware of modern information and communication systems •Perceptive and able to anticipate and prepare for change •Team player, able to build and lead effective teams, knows when to follow and how to lead •Views issues from an organizational perspective •Effectively manages law enforcement personnel matters •Responds to issues with a broad management perspective •Politically astute, yet apolitical •Effective and straight-forward communicator, both orally and in written form.
Education, Certifications and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:
Education: A Bachelor degree in any subject; Police Science, Public Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is required. Licenses/Training Certificates •Possession of an appropriate valid California Motor Vehicle Driver’s license and safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicles. •Possession of P.O.ST. Advanced certification. •Possession of P.O.ST. Supervisory certification. •Ability to obtain within two (2) years, P.O.S.T. Management Certificate. •Any of the following is preferred: Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command College, FBI National Academy.
Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible sworn supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
•PERS Pension 2% @ 50 for Classic Members
•Dental/Vision Insurance Coverage
•Anthem Blue Cross PPO Health Coverage Plan
•Life Insurance – City Paid (Additional Life Insurance Available)•2.5% Bilingual Pay
•Paid Holidays, Admin Leave and Compensatory Time Off
•$1,320 Annual Uniform Allowance
•5% Incentive Pay Master’s degree
About Greenfield Police Department
The City of Greenfield is located in the heart of the Salinas Valley, formed by the Gabilan Mountains range to the east and the Santa Lucia Mountains range to the west. Greenfield is, approximately 135 miles south of San Francisco, 95 miles south of San Jose and 60 miles north of Paso Robles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.
The climate for Greenfield is moderate with average temperatures around 50 degrees in winter and about 70 degrees in summer. High temperatures may reach the low 90s during mid-summer. Most rain falls between October and March; there are 14-20 inches of rain annually.
Wineries in the Area
Due to its location near California's Central Coast, the area is filled with rich soil and desirable climate, ideal for many agricultural and wine companies.