CITY & BOROUGH OF WRANGELL
ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE POSITION
The Wrangell Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief beginning June 22, 2019. The position is open until filled. Review of each application for potential interview will begin immediately upon receipt.
The City & Borough of Wrangell is seeking a dynamic leader for the Police Department with a proven record of Community Policing. Wrangell is one of the safest communities in Alaska, however it still faces many challenges. The new Police Chief will play a critical role in spearheading joint agency efforts to strengthen the social fabric of Wrangell. Working with regional law enforcement to address issues common across Southeast Alaska will be a priority. Wrangell faces the statewide issue of officer turnover. Bringing fresh solutions to the dilemma of officer recruitment and retention will be key. In addition to the City of Wrangell, the Borough encompasses more remote enclaves of residents – some only accessible by boat. Broader outreach to these areas while maintaining coverage in town will also be important.
This position plans, organizes, directs, and integrates all activities of the Police Department to protect life and property through law enforcement and crime prevention work. The Police Chief is a management position, responsible for the full scope of Police Department operations including patrol, investigations, corrections, public relations and community education. They will continuously analyze and evaluate operations and trends for assuring efficiency and adequacy of service, maintain professional discipline in the Department and assure that all employees are properly trained.
The position requires extensive knowledge and experience in all phases of police work including principles and practices of modern crime prevention, investigation, criminal identification, apprehension, rules of evidence, traffic control and safety, care and custody of prisoners, record keeping, and all other aspects of law enforcement and administration. Requires advanced knowledge of management and administrative practices and procedures required. Requires well- developed human relations skills to conduct negotiations, persuade others to a course of action, and to build an effective team through leadership and training.
The candidate must meet the minimum standards for Police Chief per the Alaska Police Standards Council as well as all of the requirements of the City & Borough of Wrangell’s job description. A management certification under Alaska Police Standards or equivalent is required. Applicants must successfully complete a background investigation, medical and psychological examination, and drug screening.
This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefits, paid at Grade 30 ranging from $6607 to $8346 per month. The full job description and employment application can be found online at www.wrangell.com/jobs.
To be considered, submit APSC form 3 (Personal History Statement), Authorization for Release of Information, resume and cover letter to Aleisha Mollen, PO Box 531, Wrangell, AK 99929 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted beginning June 22, 2019 until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.
The City & Borough of Wrangell is an equal opportunity employer.