POSITION TITLE: Police Assistant Chief (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$100,286.00 - 162,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANTICIPATED HIRING SALARY RANGE: $155,000.00 - $162,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 3/28/2023.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Background check & motor vehicle report required. Drug test also required within four calendar days (96 hours) of offer.
Asst Chief Flyer.docx
The Community: The City of Fort Collins sits nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. At 5,000 feet in elevation, residents enjoy a moderate, four-season climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. With 174,800 residents, Fort Collins is Colorado’s fourth-largest city and spans 57 square miles. With the 20 year growth projection, the City of Fort Collins is expected to reach 255,000 residents.
The first people who hunted in this region arrived approximately 11,000 years ago, and Northern Colorado remains an integral part of the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations. European-American trappers and traders arrived by the early 1800s but rarely established permanent settlements. Gold and silver discoveries in the Colorado mountains in the mid-1800s and the prospect of land for farming and ranching attracted people from eastern cities and across the globe to the Colorado Territory, including what would become the town of Fort Collins; an agricultural colony that emerged from its founding days as a military fort. The expansion included the sugar beet industry's growth, which brought new residents whose descendants still live here today, including Mexican-American families from southern Colorado, New Mexico, and northern Mexico, as well as Germans from Russia. Since 1879, Fort Collins has been the home of the state’s land grant institution, Colorado State University, which currently enrolls 34,000 students. Along with the university, the city’s major high-tech and manufacturing companies and breweries attract new residents from all over the country and world. The community’s overall social diversity continues to grow.
There are abundant outdoor recreation opportunities available to the many residents who enjoy healthy lifestyles. The nearby Horsetooth Reservoir is a key attraction, as is the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic Byway. The Downtown district provides many venues for live music, shopping, dining, and nightlife within the city. Fort Collins is widely considered the Craft Beer Capital of Colorado. The City has a strong appreciation for arts, culture, and entertainment. Various national organizations and magazines recognize Fort Collins as one of the best places to live in the nation.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
- No. 2 Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America: American Water Works – June 2021
- No. 5 Best Remote-Ready Cities: Livability.com Jan 2021
- Top 30 Creative Small Cities: CVSuite – May 2020
- No. 18 Safest Cities in America: SafeWise – April 2020
- No. 1 Best Place to Live: Livability.com March 2020
- No. 9 Most Fitness Friendly Places: SmartAsset – Dec 2019
- No. 7 Safest Driving Cities: Allstate – June 2019
- No. 4 Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family: MarketWatch – April 2019
- No. 9 Best Performing Cities: Milken Institute – Jan 2019
- No. 3 U.S. Cities with Highest Economic Confidence: Yahoo – Nov 2018
- No. 2 Brain Concentration Index: Bloomberg – Nov 2018
- No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes-May 2018
- Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award: Alliance for Innovation-April 2018
- The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-Nov 2017
- 18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset – Sep 2017
- 3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker – July 2017
- 25 Best Towns Ever: Where to Live Now: Outside Magazine – June 2017
- No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market: Realtor.com-June 2017
- 11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance - March 2017
- No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennial Personal Finance - Feb 2017
- No. 2 Best Cities for Small Business Owners: ValuePenguin – Feb 2017
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?
- Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
- Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick
- Retirement company contributions – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
- Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
- Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, financial assistance
- Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
- Wellness program, workout facilities
- Employee/family onsite health clinic
- Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
- Collaborative work environment
Work related to the oversight of various key divisions in Police Services. Areas of oversight include Information Services, Investigations, Patrol, Community and Special Services, and Office of the Chief of Police.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Plans and directs the operational activities and services of a Division.
Participates in the preparation and control of the Department budget and in the development and enforcement of policies.
Responsible for the overall planning, direction, budget, coordination, and evaluation of a Division.
Assistant Chiefs are required to serve as Acting Chief of Police in the absence of the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief.
Represents the Chief of Police and Police Services at a variety of community meetings and Fort Collins City Council meetings.
Interacts with other City departments to further City-wide goal accomplishment.
Leads and coordinates groups and task teams on a variety of issues within the Division, Agency, and City government.
Analyzes issues and prepares written reports and correspondence for a variety of customers.
Has cooperative authority for administration of discipline or corrective action except as limited by Agency policy, Collective Bargaining Agreement (if any), City administrative policy, and ordinances.
Must be able to render credible testimony in judicial and administrative proceedings.
Serves on Boards and Commissions as a member and, at times, as an officer.
Member of the Executive Staff within Police Services
Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.
Experience building teams and implementing practices to lead others well in an inclusive, high-performance organization. Skill in integrating and synthesizing others’ viewpoints to build alignment of diverse perspectives to achieve results.
Capable of creating conditions of emotional safety and demonstrates self-awareness and regulation in responding to others.
Capable of systems thinking to see interdependent relationships and recognize multiple causes and effects of community issues, to predict or anticipate the consequences of policy decisions, and to community and organizational resources.
Strong ability to assess alternatives in terms of their financial, revenue, social, environmental, and strategic advantages and disadvantages and propose solutions.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to perform statistical analysis and mathematics
Excellent interpersonal skills
Knowledge of police procedures and practices
Knowledge of technology specific to law enforcement industry
Knowledge of public management practices and issues
Ability to effectively conduct/manage budget planning and preparation, contract negotiations, purchasing regulations, lease contracts, sole source resolutions
Ability to perform basic vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair
Ability to perform functions of police personnel
Ability to make effective presentations
Ability to use word processing and other necessary software programs
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other command staff, employees, city management, and the general public
Ability to develop short and long-range plans as well as strategies
Ability to prioritize and deliver results in a constantly changing environment
Bachelor's degree. Other specialized skill training / certification may be required in some positions
Master's Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.
Must be a current/former law enforcement officer who has served at the rank (or equivalent) of sergeant or lieutenant in a law enforcement related field with the ability to become a sworn member of Fort Collins Police Services. Must have a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience. Executive-level experience highly preferred.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
Valid Colorado driver's license (or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of selection/hire).Colorado POST certified or certifiable within one year of selection/hire. At least one Executive Law Enforcement Training completed within one year of hire/promotion:
Police Executive Research Forum-Senior Management Institute for Police
Southern Police Institute-Command Officers Development Course
or, Similar Command College.
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Police Assistant Chief
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.
Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.
The City of Fort Collins is a bias-conscious employer. We ask that you please avoid the use of photos when submitting a resume and/or an application for employment. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.
BACKGROUND CHECK & MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT REQUIRED. DRUG TEST REQUIRED WITHIN FOUR CALENDAR DAYS/96 HOURS OF OFFER.
Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.