Chief of Police
City of Brooklet, GA
Post Until: October 31, 2014
The City of Brooklet, Georgia is seeking an experienced law enforcement administrator with exceptional leadership abilities, management experience, and interpersonal skills to take on the leadership of the City Police Department. The successful candidate must possess a proven background in implementing forward-thinking, proactive policies and be committed to training, professional development and community engagement. A demonstrated history of successful partnerships with other municipalities, law enforcement agencies and other public safety agencies is required. Candidates must have excellent management skills, a proven ability to inspire confidence, and bring a strong record of achievement in public safety, community policing, and drug enforcement.
The Police Chief is appointed by the City Council and reports to the City Council Department Head for Police Services. In addition to the Chief of Police, the Brooklet Police Department has three fulltime sworn officers and an annual operating budget of $250,000.
About Brooklet, Georgia
Brooklet is home to approximately 1,400 people, 68 businesses and covers approximately 3.4 square miles. The town is conveniently located along Highway 80, is 10 minutes east of Statesboro and Georgia Southern University, and about an hour west of Savannah and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
Brooklet is known for its quiet rural setting, friendly town stores, and annual Peanut Festival. The Brooklet Community Development Association hosts the Annual Peanut Festival every August. The event has been going strong for 25 years and typically draws 15,000+ people to the town for the one-day event.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
- Minimum 5 years POST Certified Police Officer experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration, Psychology, or related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
- Demonstrated progressive advancement in police leadership and management.
- 5 years or more additional experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Certification at the time of employment.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License.
- Must have no record of any felony conviction or conviction of any kind involving violence against another person or violence where a weapon was involved.
Salary range is $38,000 - $42,000 annually and is commensurate with experience. In addition, a competitive benefits package is included (e.g., health insurance, retirement, sick and vacation time, uniform allowance, etc.).
As a condition of employment, applicants should be prepared for a background check that may include any or all of the following: polygraph exam, a psychological exam, a physical exam with drug screening, an in-depth background investigation, fingerprint/criminal history check via GCIC, driver’s license check via DMVS, credit history check; and a complete POST review.
Resumes, with cover letter expressing interest in position, may be submitted by:
Chief of Police Search
Brooklet City Hall
104 Church Street
Brooklet, GA 30415
- In Person to Brooklet City Hall
Resumes should include names and phone number of at least three (3) professional references. Inquiries should be directed to BrookletPDSearch@gmail.com.
Applications must be received by the close of business on OCTOBER 31, 2014.
For full job description, visit the City’s website at www.brookletga.us.
Chief of Police, City of Metter
Post Until: November 14, 2014
The city of Metter, located 63 miles northwest of Savannah, Georgia and 102 miles southeast of Macon, Georgia, is currently seeking a proven professional for the position of Chief of Police. According to the 2010 Census, the city of Metter has a population of 4,100 people. The Chief of Police is responsible for two (2) CID officers, ten (10) full-time sworn officers, and one administrative assistant and answers to the City Manager.
The successful applicant must possess strong communication, leadership, organization, and modern management skills, as well as proven integrity in working with members of both the community and the police department. The candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of current issues in police management and the principles of public administration, knowledge of laws and ordinances pertaining to constitutional, statutory and procedural law and civil liability. In addition, the candidate must possess the ability to organize, direct, and control police affairs consistent with the requirements of federal/state laws, local municipal codes, and local ordinance.
The position requires a four-year college degree and ten or more years of employment in a law enforcement field; five or more years employment in administrative/supervisory/command experience. Experience may be considered in lieu of education. The applicant must be POST Certified in the State of Georgia. Selected candidate must successfully complete pre-employment background check and drug-screen. Metter maintains a drug free workplace.
Applications, job description and pay scale are available at City Hall. Applicants may submit their application to:
Joseph M. Mosley, AICP, City Manager
P.O. Box 74, Metter, GA 30439.
The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 14, 2014.
The City of Metter is an equal opportunity employer.