• City of Sherwood, Oregon
  • 20495 SW Borchers Drive, Sherwood, Oregon
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $129,604 USD
  • Salary Top: $164,340
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Nov 28, 2021

Job Description


City of Sherwood, Oregon

Salary: $129,604 - $164,340


The City of Sherwood, Oregon, is an idyllic community is located on the southern edge of the Portland metropolitan area. One of the most beloved parts of Sherwood is the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, home to nearly 200 species of birds, over 50 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a wide variety of insects, fish, and plants. Sherwood also offers quaint shopping and dining in Old Town, 67 acres of gorgeous parkland, high-quality schools, and entertaining arts and cultural events. This is one of the fastest-growing cities in Oregon, with a population of almost 20,000. Being an affluent bedroom community located in Oregon Wine Country, Sherwood is recognized for its high quality of life, well-regarded schools, and has been consistently ranked as one of the top five safest cities in Oregon.


The City of Sherwood Police Department has authorized staffing for a police chief, two police captains, four police sergeants, 15 patrol officers (including a traffic unit), two detectives, two school resource officers and a complete non-sworn support staff that includes an executive assistant, records technicians and a community service officer who also manages property evidence. Currently, the Police Department operates on a FY 2021-22 budget of $5.4 million with 26 sworn officers. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Police Chief plans, directs and oversees the operations of the Police Department, including management services, field operations and criminal investigations, with accountability for results in terms of costs, personnel and methods.


The equivalent to a four-year college education in criminal justice, public or business administration or a related field and seven (7) years of law enforcement experience with at least three (3) years in a supervisory position; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position is required. Candidates must have possession of a DPSST Management Certificate or equivalent and must obtain a DPSST Executive Certificate within 12 months of appointment. The ideal candidate will have completed a graduate degree in management or an administrative field, have possession of a DPSST Executive Certificate or equivalent, and have completed the FBI National Academy or an equivalent advanced training institute. It is preferred that candidates have possession of a current CPR/First Aid card and have previous experience within an Oregon municipality in a similar capacity.


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 Sherwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 28, 2021 (open until filled).

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