The California State Assembly seeks a dynamic leader, confident in their ability to work collaboratively, provide the highest level of service, and inspire staff to serve as the next Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. This position demands a law enforcement professional energized by hard-work and motivated by the complex and interesting challenges encountered in protecting California’s Assemblymembers, staff and the public they serve at the State Capitol and statewide district offices.
The ideal candidate must possess the ability to motivate and lead a diverse staff in providing the highest level of safety, service and security in a fast-paced environment. The Chief will bring strong leadership to effectively guide and mentor a skilled and highly competent group of employees in ways to best meet the needs of the Members, while providing for their utmost safety. The ideal candidate will be proactive in developing collaborative partnerships with the department’s numerous stakeholders to identify solutions to provide for the safety of the Members, staff and Capitol visitors.
Ten (10) years of professional experience in law enforcement or a similar field.
Five (5) years in management and/or supervisory experience within a complex public sector or private organization.
A background working in an environment with elected officials is ideal.
Ability to work additional hours based upon business needs.
Ability to travel throughout the state of California and internationally.
Special Requirement: California POST certification; an adequate amount of time would be afforded to candidates from outside of the state to become California POST certified.
About California State Assembly
The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. The legislative body consists of 80 members, with each member representing approximately 465,000 people. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the State Assembly has the largest population per representative ratio of any state legislature lower house and second largest of any legislative lower house in the United States after the federal House of Representatives. Members elected to the legislature prior to 2012 are restricted by term limits to three two-year terms (six years), while those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years in the legislature in any combination of four-year state senate or two-year state assembly terms.