Police Chief

  • City of Powers, Oregon
  • 275 Fir St., Powers, Oregon
  • Dec 21, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $43,680 USD
  • Salary Top: $62,400
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Dec 20, 2020

Job Description


City of Powers, Oregon

Salary:  $43,680 - $62,400


Located in southern Coos County, Oregon, the City of Powers is nestled in a valley ringed by steeply forested mountains of the Coast Range. The city is home to 695 residents and is just 18 miles up a winding road from Highway 42, a major east-west road between US 101 and Interstate 5 near Roseburg. Powers is a gateway to the Siskiyou National Forest, and the road to it is part of the Coquille-Rogue River Scenic Byway. Powers retains the close-knit, small-town character of a Pacific Northwest logging community and offers a unique quality of life with a temperate climate, progressive schools, and abundant recreational opportunities.


The City of Powers is a full-service city complete with police, fire, ambulance, library, planning, parks, streets, water, sewer, municipal court, cemetery, museum management, and information services. The Police Chief supervises and performs the day to day operation and administration of the Police Department to ensure comprehensive law enforcement services. The Police Chief position is supervised by the City Council. The Police Department operates on a 2020 budget of $189,400 and is typically staffed as a single-person department with the potential for volunteer reserves. Like many small departments, operations run the gamut of patrol, investigations, and evidence management. Dispatch services are contracted with the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, and the department works collaboratively with the Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police to maximize effective operations.


Candidates must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or 90 college credits.
  • Must obtain an Oregon DPSST Supervisor Certificate within 24 months of appointment.
  • Seven (7) years of progressively greater responsibility in law enforcement.
  • At least two (2) years of direct supervision of law enforcement officers.
  • A valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • Basic CPR/First Aid certification.
  • In the event Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) rules require a more stringent set of education or certification, that requirement shall prevail.
  • Ability to meet required physical and cognitive functions of the position.


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. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Powers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 20, 2020 (open until filled).

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275 Fir St., Powers, Oregon 97466 United States View Map