City of Brier, Washington Brier, WA, USA
Oct 31, 2021Full Time
POLICE CHIEF City of Brier, Washington Salary: $125,000 - $144,909 Brier, Washington, is a small, suburban, residential town located about 15 miles north of Seattle in southern Snohomish County. Covering just 2.13 square miles, the city has a population of 6,600, and is mainly a residential “bedroom” community. Brier offers eight parks, a skate park, tennis courts, and an elementary and middle school that are a part of the Edmonds School District. Throughout the City of Brier's history, development has resulted in an area characterized by large homesites, wooded and semi-rural in nature. The City of Brier operates under the Strong Mayor form of government. The Mayor directs all city operations, projects and programs and administers all policies and laws adopted by the City Council. The Brier Police Department offers a full range of police services from Animal Control, Crime Prevention, Patrol and Investigations to Fingerprinting and a Traffic Violations Bureau. The commissioned staff provides 24/7 coverage throughout the department’s jurisdiction and stand ready to assist neighboring agencies when mutual aid needs arise. When fully staffed, the department has eight (8) FTEs and operates on a 2021 budget of $1.2 million. The Police Department consists of the Chief, one supervisory position such as a Lieutenant or Sergeant, five patrol officers, and one police records clerk. Currently, the department is staffed by a records clerk and two officers. The department responds to approximately 5,000 calls for service each year. Under the direction of the Mayor, the Police Chief is responsible for the organization, operation and performance of the Police Department. The Chief establishes and maintains organization and structure within the Police Department which will provide for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in providing law enforcement services to the City, and enforce City policies, regulations, safety and health standards, legal requirements and all other applicable operating and administrative procedures and practices. The new chief will be a “working chief” and will need to maintain excellent communication with elected officials, the public, local media, community organizations and other law enforcement agencies. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration, public administration, police science, or a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience as a commissioned officer, including five (5) years in senior law enforcement management is required. Any combination of relevant education and experience which clearly demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered. For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ , click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Brier is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 3, 2021 (open until filled).