Mount Vernon offers a vibrant mix of office, retail, restaurant and professional services on the shores of beautiful Skagit River. It's also one of the unique areas in the country that offers high speed, state of the art fiber optic technology.
The City is a non-charter Code City which utilizes a strong Mayor-Council form of government. Mount Vernon is the largest city in Skagit County with a population of 35,180.
The City of Mount Vernon is characterized by it's "hometown" atmosphere, where residents and government work together in a trusting environment.
Located along Interstate 5, Mount Vernon is conveniently located midway between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. Mount Vernon is the regional center for agriculture, finance, technology, culture, legal, health care, education and government. Mount Vernon sits at the center of Skagit County with some of Washington's most scenic and pristine landscape found in the North Cascades National Park. The rugged mountain country gives way to nutrient-rich farmland along the Skagit River to the shores of the Salish Sea. What makes Skagit County truly unique is the health and diversity of its natural resources.
To best provide our public with meaningful service, safety, and security, the Department continually evaluates and adjusts the organizational structure. The Department has a traditional rank structure or chain of command; however, it manages its responsibilities with fewer bureaucratic tiers.
Operational decisions are made at all levels. A supervisor's role is essentially that of a quality control manager and not simply a final voice of approval for staff decisions. Employees at all levels are trained and expected to make quality decisions that will contribute to improved neighborhood conditions and overall safety for all citizens and visitors.
The Department is comprised of two functional areas, or bureaus. These Bureaus (Operations and Services) are each comprised of three Divisions. Division-level oversight is the responsibility of midmanagers; in most cases lieutenants. To accomplish the current level of service, the Department maintains a workforce of 46 commissioned officers, 3 limited commission officers, 1 park ranger, 9.5 support staff, 1 outreach coordinator and approximately 50 volunteers.
Criminal Investigation Division
Crime Prevention Division
Administrative Services Division
IDEAL CANDIDATE: EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, TRAINING
Combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to:
The City of Mount Vernon has established an annual salary range of $120,852 to $141,000 for this position.
The City offers employees a choice of two generous health plans that cover medical, dental, orthodontia, and vision. Insurance coverage begins the first of the month following date of hire.
The City is a member of the State Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters Retirement System (LEOFF II) and does not contribute to social security for commissioned positions.
The Police Chief is an FLSA exempt position.
2019 RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
To apply for this position, please submit:
You must submit your packet (electronic packets preferred) to:
Attention: Cynthia West
Mount Vernon Police Chief's Application Materials
Mailing Address: Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
3060 Willamette Drive NE, Lacey, WA 98516
All packets are due by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Contact: Michael Painter, Director of Professional Services
Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
Phone: (360) 292-7959
Responses to supplemental questions should be no more than one page per question. Please use 1in margins and no smaller than 12-point font.
Please DO NOT contact the agency directly. All inquiries should be directed to Michael Painter at the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs