Public Safety Director

  • City of Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Aug 12, 2018
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $105,741 Annually
  • Salary Top: $133,797
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Sep 16, 2018



City of Grants Pass, Oregon

$105,741 - $133,797


For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at and click on "Open Recruitments."


Located in southwest Oregon, just one hour north of the California border, Grants Pass offers natural beauty, history, culture and adventure. The gorgeous scenery and world-famous Rogue River provide the perfect setting for residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors through biking, kayaking, rafting, golfing, fishing, wildlife viewing, and more. Located in Josephine County, Grants Pass is the county’s seat and largest city, with an estimated population of just under 37,000. The city is conveniently located right off Interstate 5 and serves as the major commercial, cultural, and economic center for the county. Grants Pass has a revitalized downtown with a booming historic district, upscale dining and retail, and a variety of entertainment venues.


Job Description

The City of Grants Pass provides police, fire/rescue, dispatch/911, and records services through the Public Safety Department which consists of three divisions - Police, Support, and Fire/Rescue. The Communications Center provides police, fire and ambulance dispatch for the city and seven outside agencies and provides the 911 dispatch and management administration for the Josephine County 911 agency. Working under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Public Safety leads both Police and Fire and is responsible for management of 911 communications administration, and the oversight of 123 employees.

Job Requirements

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in political science, criminal justice, behavioral science, business or public administration, or a related field, and 10 years of increasingly responsible public safety experience, including at least 5 years of middle management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. The selected candidate must obtain Oregon DPSST Police Officer Certification at hire or within 6 months of appointment, Oregon DPSST Management Certification within 24 months of appointment, and pass and maintain firearm qualification/certification.

Special Instructions

The City of Grants Pass is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: September 16, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, call 206-368-0050.

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