Career Opportunities

If you wish to post a position on this bulletin, please email Balinda Cockrell. If you would like PERF to email a copy of the position announcement to our distribution list of 3000 police executives for $500, Balinda can also help you with that.























The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a leading national police research institution and membership organization based in Washington, DC, seeks candidates to fill a senior research associate position.  PERF focuses on critical and emerging issues in policing, such as the use of body-worn cameras, police use-of-force, countering violent extremism, officer safety and wellness, technology issues and cybercrime, sexual assault, gun crime reduction strategies, evaluation of promising practices, performance measurement, and community policing.  PERF has earned a national reputation for identifying emerging trends and developing promising practices for police practitioners. PERF has an excellent relationship and track record of collaborating with police agencies across the nation. These relationships provide PERF researchers with a unique level of access to conduct high-profile law enforcement projects and are instrumental to PERF’s consistent record of high participation rates.                                                                             


 PERF offers a unique learning environment that examines current policing issues on a national scale.  This position will involve hands-on experience with law enforcement research, public policy analysis, and development of on-site training projects. 

 The successful candidate will become a key member of PERF’s Technical Assistance Division with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • gathering, reviewing, and analyzing current policing literature and research;
  • developing concept papers and proposals;
  • drafting proposals for project funding;
  • preparing and delivering presentations;
  • completing project and contract management activities;
  • coordinating and conducting meetings;
  • traveling to conduct on-site research (or “site-visits”) at police departments and other criminal justice agencies; and
  • writing and editing publications, reports, and project documents


Applicant must possess a 4-year college degree (Master’s Degree strongly preferred) in the social sciences or a related field with 4-6 years relevant professional experience.  Applicants must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, able to multi-task, work well individually and in a team setting, and have strong computer skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in project planning and management and contract/grant management. Applications should demonstrate strong analytic and research skills as well as the ability to present ideas, findings and recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing.  Excellent writing skills required.  Knowledge of the substantive area of law enforcement is a plus. 


 Interested applicants must submit the following documentation: 

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three writing samples
  • Contact information for three references  

 Please email your materials to Jessica Toliver, Director of Technical Assistance, at

 Or, you may mail them to the following address:

 Police Executive Research Forum

Attn: Jessica Toliver, Director of Technical Assistance

1120 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 930

Washington, DC 20036

 Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

 Application packets that do not contain the required materials will not be considered.

 PERF is an equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. For more information on PERF, please see our website at

PERF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
























Police Chief
Milton, Georgia
Posted: August 8, 2016
End Date: Open until Filled, first review of applications will occur on September 12, 2016


The City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city’s rural character. Celebrating their 10-year anniversary later this year, the City of Milton is one of the northern metro Atlanta area’s newest cities.   With a population of just over 36,000 the city covers 38 square miles.

The City is looking for an experienced law enforcement leader to oversee the operation of the department that has 39 sworn officers, one Code Enforcement Officer and an administrative staff of 3.  The FY ’16 annual budget for the department is $4.2 million.  The department is divided into three divisions:  Patrol, Investigations and Support Services. This department is staffed with exceptional men and women who are led to provide the highest level of service possible to the community. This is accomplished through practicing the core values of the agency: People First, Service, Creativity, Initiative and Problem Solving.

 The Department is State certified and CALEA accredited.

 The Police Chief will be responsible for directing the department’s long-range planning, resource allocation, and the operational coordination of all law enforcement activity in the City. The selected candidate will be community minded and outcome oriented; have experience in intelligence driven policing and data driven strategies; manage through collaboration and teamwork, and empower the City’s officers to perform at an exceptional level. 

 The Police Chief will report to the City Manager.

 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Must have law enforcement certification from your current state.  A minimum of seven years of progressive experience in law enforcement, including at least four years in a management capacity; or any equivalent combination of specialized training, education, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.  Broad base of experience in patrol and investigations is desired.  Must obtain within one year and maintain relevant GA P.O.S.T. certifications and required levels of proficiency in appropriate skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. 

 The City of Milton offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package to employees.

 The position is considered open until filled, first review of resumes will be on September 12, 2016.

 Please send your resume to:


Robert E. Slavin, President


3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite B-1

Norcross, Georgia 30071

Phone: (770) 449-4656

Fax: (770) 416-0848













Employment Opportunity


City of Okeechobee, FL


This is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the City and performs complex administrative, supervisory and professional management work in planning, organizing, and directing the operations and 30+ personnel of the Police Department. Appointed by and reports to 5-member Mayor and City Council. Salary $58,455.87 min. (negotiable), plus benefits. The full job description and fillable application forms are available on the website

 Application packets and information may be obtained by contacting Lane Gamiotea, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Rm 100, Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 x215, or

 Deadline to apply Fri, Oct 28, 2016 (returned or postmarked). Resume’s only are NOT acceptable. Applications and supporting documents are subject to Florida’s Public Records Law. Successful candidates are required to pass a FDLE pre-employment substance screening and physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP













City of San Jose, CA
San Jose Police Department

Division Manager - Marijuana Control
Annual salary range: $96,028 to $146,668 DOE DOQ
The City provides a generous benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, October 10, 2016

San José, California is a unique place, playing a vital economic and cultural role within North America. San José is fortunate to be the largest and most urban city within Silicon Valley, known for the nation’s largest number of leading innovative companies. San José is also home to an energetic, talented and diverse population and is located within the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with an abundance of good weather.

The San Jose Police Department is a dynamic, progressive and professional organization dedicated to maintaining community partnerships that promote a high quality of life for the City’s diverse population. The Department is committed to treating all people with dignity, fairness and respect, protecting their rights and providing equal protection under the law. The San Jose Police Department is authorized 1,109 sworn officers and 504 civilian staff in four Bureaus comprised of 11 divisions with more than 61 specialized Units and assignments. The Department is responsible for policing a city of 180 square miles and over a million residents. The Division of Medical Marijuana Control administers the City’s Medical Marijuana Program, which encompasses personnel from five different City departments.

The ideal candidate will be a creative, and innovative leader with excellent interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates will be motivated to provide cutting-edge service to the community while ensuring robust regulatory oversight for San Jose’s Medical Marijuana Program. The selected candidate will coordinate with local and state entities, identify regulatory gaps and propose meaningful solutions, and respond to community interests. A comprehensive understanding of the medical marijuana industry, from cultivation techniques to extraction and manufacturing techniques to packaging and distribution, will serve the chosen candidate well.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, six (6) years of progressively responsible directly related experience and three (3) years of supervisory experience is required. A Master’s Degree in a related field and a background in a marijuana related regulatory and law enforcement capacity are highly desirable. The selected candidate will be required to submit to a personal background investigation as required by the Police Department.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your résumé, cover letter, current salary and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Résumés should reflect years and months of employment, positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. Forward your materials to:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting

Tel: 916 263-1401

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
San Jose Police Department website:

The San Jose Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.












Chief of Police Spring Lake, NC


The Town of Spring Lake, North Carolina, operating under a Council­Manager form of government, seeks a dynamic and innovative Chief of Police with a professional history of building bridges among members of a highly diverse community. The successful candidate has a strong law enforcement senior management background and a substantial track record of sustainable community oriented policing initiatives, developing staff for retention and succession and collaborating with other department directors to leverage scarce resources. The position is open due to retirement of a well-respected and very community engaged Chief of Police.


 The Community: Incorporated in 1951, Spring Lake (23.2 square miles), is in Cumberland County and has a population of 13,234.  Located in Southeastern North Carolina near Fayetteville, Spring Lake is within an easy drive to the coastal communities of Wilmington, Morehead City and Myrtle Beach, SC.


It is approximately one hour south of the Raleigh­Durham­Chapel Hill Metro area and RDU Airport. Visit the Town's web site for more information: www.spring­


 Fayetteville/Fort Bragg: Spring Lake borders the City of Fayetteville (County seat for Cumberland County) and Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world with more than 50,000 active duty personnel. Fort Bragg covers over 251 square miles and is home to the Army's XVIII Airborne Corps and is headquarters of the United States Special Operations Command and Army Rangers.  It is also home to the U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Womack Army Medical Center. Fort Bragg maintains two airfields: Pope Field, where the United States Air Force stations global airlift and special operations assets as well as the Air Force Combat Control School, and Simmons Army Airfield, where Army aviation units support the needs of airborne and special operations forces at the base.


 Demographically, Spring Lake is a diverse community of approximately 40% White and 40% African American residents.  Approximately 15.4% of the residents are Hispanic or Latino.  It is also home to many active duty U.S. Army personnel.





The Spring Lake Police Department is committed to customer empowerment, transparency and the nonbiased provision of services to the community.  Through their core values of Honor, Courage, Loyalty, and Integrity, the members of the Spring Lake PD strive to improve the quality of life for the residents.  The agency is heavily involved in the community through programs, such as: Shop with a Cop, Neighborhood Improvement Team, National Night Out, Community Watch, and Coffee with a Cop.  The residents expect a Chief of Police that is accessible, involved and committed to diversity and inclusion in the delivery of services.


 Reporting to the Town Manager, the Chief of Police will oversee a department of 34 sworn and 3 non­ sworn personnel within an annual budget of $3.195 million.  Key priorities going forward are continued crime reduction, enhancing community relations, succession planning, increased minority recruitment and effective resource management and allocation.  Additional information regarding the SLPD may be viewed at: www.spring­­department.html.





The Town seeks a law enforcement professional with a minimum of 10 years’ progressive law enforcement service including at least 3 years of command-level experience at the rank of Captain or higher; a minimum of a BA/BS degree in public administration, criminal justice, justice administration, or related field (Master's degree preferred).  It is preferred that the candidate is a graduate of a recognized executive long course such as the FBI National Academy, Administrative Officers Management Program, Southern Police Institute, etc.  Individuals must have current certification as a local or state law enforcement officer or equivalent military law enforcement MOS certification.  Retired individuals must not have longer than a one (1) year break in full­time law enforcement service at time of appointment.  North Carolina does not have reciprocity with Federal law enforcement certifications.




  •  Is an individual with impeccable integrity and a proven record of consistency in managing both internal and external relationships to mitigate challenges and maximize opportunities;
  • Embraces a community of diversity and has a track record of proactively bringing members with diverse values and cultures together using innovative solutions to develop trust and to create opportunities for collaborative community problem solving;
  • Is tech savvy, understands and embraces how technology and social media can enhance effective law enforcement service delivery;
  • Is experienced in developing and maintaining constructive and collaborative relationships with the media;
  • Understands the significance of diversity within all aspects of the Department and has a proven track record of developing innovative solutions for attracting, retaining and promoting diversity within the organization;
  • Has a successful track record in developing and supporting staff to achieve excellence and proactive service delivery through increased training, education, responsibility, productivity, morale, and retention;
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of police administration, including expertise in crime intervention, prevention and suppression initiatives;
  • "Walks the talk" on community oriented policing initiatives and holds staff accountable for same; Has experience working in council-manager form of government and skills in navigating the complexities of managing a modern law enforcement agency;
  • Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with community organizations, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, other area municipalities, Fort Bragg, nonprofit organizations, social services, mental health services in order to leverage resources and maximize quality of life opportunities;
  • Has held multiple assignments across functional management areas in a law enforcement organization;
  • Skilled in budget development and management; a good steward of the taxpayer's dollar, creative resource development and advocacy for his/her agency, and utilizes progressive public safety strategies despite budgetary constraints;
  • Skilled in best practices policy development and maintaining modern police vehicles and equipment;
  • Knowledgeable in the 21st Century Policing initiative;
  • A proven team player with effective working relationships with other municipal departments; Ability to effectively management contracted services including; police telecommunications, police K­9, animal control, and crime scene investigations;
  • Reaches out to staff and citizens alike by being accessible, engaged and visible inside the community and police department;
  • Is an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities.




Salary and Benefits: Hiring range for the Chief of Police is $72,500­$80,000, dependent on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include participation in the North Carolina Local Government Employees' Retirement System, NC Law Enforcement Officer Supplemental Retirement Program,


NC 401(k) Plan, and individual medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance programs.  Employees are also provided annual and sick leave accrual pursuant to Town policy.  This is an exempt position under the FLSA.


 To Apply:  All applications must be received online at:, click on the "Client Openings/Process" link from the menu and then the "Visit Client Positions" link and then the Chief of Police ­ Spring Lake link. Resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed online application.  All inquiries regarding this position can be emailed to Thomas M. Moss, Senior Consultant for Developmental Associates at:  The application closing date is September 30, 2016 and an assessment center for selected finalists will be held on October 27­/28, 2016 in Spring Lake.  The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.














 Date of Exam:  October 29th, 2016

 The Red Oak Police Department is seeking applicants for:




Starting pay for a Police Officer is $43,000.00 annually (upon completion of the Police Academy.)  Lateral entry program up to $46,235.00 DOQ.


Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Must hold a Basic Peace Officer’s License issued by TCOLE or meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  [Preference will be given to applicants that are currently certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)]. 
  • NO more than three (3) convictions of hazardous traffic violations in the last twenty-four (24) months.  (Does not include "Deferred Adjudication" or "Driver’s Safety Course.")
  • NEVER convicted of, nor placed on deferred adjudication for:
  1. a felony or Class A misdemeanor
  2. a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years, and no admission of the commission of a Class B misdemeanor within the last 5 years
  3. four or more Class C misdemeanors in the last 10 years and none within the last 12 months

Applicants will be required to pass the following steps in the application process.  Each step must be passed to move to the next step.

  1. Written test
  2. Job-Task simulation assessment
  3. Oral review board
  4. Background investigation
  5. Psychological examination, polygraph test and medical exam (including drug screen)

Applications will be accepted until October 21st, 2016, at 5:00 pm.  All forms are on our web site:  Please mail or drop off applications to:  The City of Red Oak Municipal Center, Attn:  HR Dept., 200 Lakeview Parkway, Red Oak, TX, 75154.  Please DO NOT fax or submit applications online.  All applicants that submit a completed application package will be notified of the test date(s).

The City of Red Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Police Officer Application Process

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Officers will be required to fulfill all duties of a Police Officer including making arrests, running, climbing, sitting and standing for long hours and writing legible and articulate reports. Applicants will also be required to have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with the public in a positive manner.


Salary: Beginning Police Officer  

$43,000.00 annually, DOE, plus benefits.  

Salary: Lateral Police Officer  

$46,245.00 DOQ, plus benefits.

(Dependent upon qualification review by the Chief of Police)   

Closing Date

Friday, October 21st, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

Mailed Applications

Must be postmarked by October 21st, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.



  1. Must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age
  2. Must hold a Basic Peace Officer’s License issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

OR must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  [Preference will be given to applicants that are currently certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. 

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  2. DD214 for U.S. military service
  3. Visual acuity in both eyes, correctable to at least 20/20 binocular vision
  4. Valid driver license with acceptable driving record
  5. Computer literate
  6. Must meet all physical requirements

Immediate Disqualifiers:

  • Any felony conviction
  • Any class B misdemeanor conviction(s) or greater within last ten (10) years
  • Suspended driver's license at time of application
  • Domestic violence conviction
  • Must not be prohibited by law from possessing firearms or ammunition
  • Drug History involving:
    • Use of Marijuana two (2) years or less from application date, or
    • Use of any other illegal substance ten (10) years or less from application date
    • Use of any hallucinogenic drug
    • Sale or distribution of any illegal substances, or
    • Extensive use of any drug that amounts to more than minimal experimentation


Possible Disqualifiers:
The following is a list of behaviors/histories that may also disqualify an applicant, but the final
decision will be made by the Chief or his designee:


  • Poor credit history
  • Lesser degree misdemeanor conviction
  • Poor driving record
  • Arrest history
  • Previous warrants
  • Any behavior which demonstrates a lack of high moral character



The entrance examination consists of a written examination from which an eligibility list will be established and remain in effect for a six-month period.  Candidates who pass the written exam will be subject to:


  • a job-task simulation assessment test
  • drivers record analysis
  • background investigation
  • oral review board
  • psychological evaluation
  • polygraph
  • medical exam including drug testing
  • any other relevant investigations deemed necessary

 Please Note: Thorough background investigations into applicant’s personal and professional life are performed by this department to assure the highest qualified personnel.  These investigations vary in time to complete; however are generally completed in fifteen to thirty days.  Applicants that are not processed or selected are eligible to re-test at the next appointed testing date unless otherwise advised.

 Individuals with disabilities, who will need reasonable accommodation in order to complete a test, must contact the Red Oak Police Department at least two weeks prior to the scheduled test date.  Documentation supporting the need for accommodation will be required.


The Law Enforcement Validated Entry Level (L.E.V.E.L.) Test was developed in Texas for use in selecting candidates for Texas Peace Officer positions, and has been validated using a content validation strategy under the guidelines set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the America Psychological Association.  The test is designed to measure candidates job-related skills based on a state-wide analysis of data from Texas Peace Officers in large, medium and small enforcement agencies representing Municipal, County, University, College and Airport Police.

 Police Applicant Preparation Guides may be obtained from Bannon and Associates for a nominal fee of $10.50 each for electronic (email version) or mailed to a specified location of your choice for $13.00.

Bannon & Associates
11402 Hornsby
Austin, TX  78753


PHONE:            512.873.7931 or 512.873.7974 (FAX)
214.228.5782 or 214.889.9933 (FAX)

PLEASE NOTE:  Prep guides ordered by email may take up to 24 hours (or 48 hours if ordered on weekends or holidays) to arrive in your inbox.  Don’t wait until the last minute to order your guide!


Written Exam Location:

Red Oak Junior High School

154 Louise Ritter Boulevard

Red Oak, TX  75154


Date:                            October 29th, 2016

Registration Time:        0800-0825 hours (must present identification matching applicant submittal)

Testing Time:               0830 hours sharp start time - doors will be locked

Testing Dress Attire:     Business casual dress and athletic attire for job-task simulation assessment test after a passing score on the written examination. Candidates who do not pass the written examination will not proceed to the job-task simulation assessment test.



The Red Oak Police Department recognizes the importance of physical fitness and its relationship to job performance. The Job-Task Simulation Assessment Test is given to all candidates who pass the written entrance exam, to ensure that each candidate can perform the rigorous duties and obligations that police officers are called upon to perform.  The series of tests in the Job-Task Simulation Assessment are the same for men and women and cannot be modified or changed.  Applicants will be required to wear a twelve pound (12 lb.) weighted vest when performing the job-task simulation assessment to simulate the weight of a police officer’s equipment.

 Note:  There is no re-test day for assessment; one re-start is permitted; participants must complete each of the tasks to receive an overall score.

 Pursuit and Subdue

  • Open the car door and exit the vehicle on a whistle
  • Run 95 yards
  • Weave through 8 traffic cones placed 20 feet apart
  • Run 105 yards
  • Climbs or vaults a 5 foot solid face wooden wall
  • Run 105 yards
  • Jump a 4 foot horizontal ditch
  • Run 55 yards and crawl under two (2), 2 foot high traffic barricades placed 3 feet apart, then run 55 yards
  • Roll 160 pound dummy into a prone position and crosses hands behind their back to simulate hand cuffing which is the finish position
  • Grab a 165 pound dummy
  • Drag dummy 35 feet to the finish position

 The City of Red Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the City of Red Oak to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  Employability verification will be required of prospective employees.                                  
















      Red Oak Police Department


547 North Methodist St.

Red Oak Texas 75154

972/617-7632   Fax 972/617-8239


  Lieutenant Position Examination

 The Department will be conducting an examination to create an eligibility list to fill the current Lieutenant vacancies within the department. Assignments to specific responsibilities will be assigned to best facilitate the needs of the department amongst those Lieutenants appointed to the positions after examination and testing. 

 We are seeking qualified candidates to occupy the current vacant lieutenant positions.  Because of our limited internal candidate pool that meets the minimum and maximum requirements I have been directed to open the eligibility pool to external candidates meeting those requirements as well.   

 The following is a list of requirements for eligibility to participate in an examination for the vacant lieutenant positions. 


 Candidate should possess a minimum six years of broad and increasingly responsible experience in law enforcement related work and supervision. With a minimum of at least two years of mid-management or upper level management/supervisory experience. Candidates must have at a minimum:



Education and Experience— any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: Two years of college level course work that includes criminology, criminal justice, police science, business administration,  public administration, or a related field.


Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Certified with:

Advanced Peace Officer Certification

TCOLE Instructor Certification

Certified Field Training Officer

First Line Supervisor - New Supervisor Course

Valid Class C Texas Drivers license



Or experience: Six years of increasingly responsible law enforcement    experience in all major phases of police work including two years of       administrative and supervisory experience at the level of a Police           Sergeant within the Red Oak Police Department or a total of ten years        experience in law enforcement with five years at the rank of sergeant or higher at another agency.





 Our model candidate will match the Police Chief’s strong philosophy towards progressive leadership, professional credentialing and positive management relations.  The Lieutenant must be a professional who can demonstrate the ability to think strategically to anticipate and approach issues consistent with the Police Department’s mission.  The ideal candidate will have interactions with a variety of City staff, from line-level staff to City executives, as well as community groups. This position requires a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or Criminal Justice related field of study, along with executive law enforcement management courses will be looked at as highly desirable.


 This is an open posting, for full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following via email to (You will receive an email as confirmation of your submittal): 

 1. City Application sent to city HR Department (applications can be located at

2. Cover Letter

3. Resume

4. Four (4) Professional References

 Should you have questions or need additional information, please call (972) 617-7632.


  • City Application
  • Resume Submittal/Review of Resumes
  • Distribution of Candidate Questionnaire /Review and scoring of Questionnaires
  • Crisis Response and Planning Exercise/Review and scoring  of Responses
  • Panel Interview
  • Chief Interview
  • Conditional Position Offer
  • Polygraph and Psychological
  • City Physical

 Should you have any questions please contact the office of Chief Garland Wolf or the City of Red Oak Human Resources Department.
















Houston Police Department

Chief Financial Officer (CFO - DEPUTY DIRECTOR (EXE LEV)

Executive Level

1200 Travis St.

Houston, TX 77002

 General Summary

Manage and direct all budgetary and financial operations of the Houston Police Department. The CFO reports to Houston’s Chief of Police and works closely with the city’s Finance Department. Oversee the Office of Budget and Finance and its operations. Staff complement of 49.


  • Manage and control HPD’s $800+ million budget, from general, special and grant funds – approximately 40% of the City of Houston’s total operating budget


  • Oversee all aspects of accounting, financial, procurement, contracting, fixed assets and grant operations


  • Direct the allocation of HPD’s financial resources to ensure successful police operations


  • Serve as HPD’s liaison with City Council


  • Resolve personnel compensation and position issues


  • Establish policies and procedures that affect ongoing operations


  • Coordinate with the City’s Administration on Council actions


  • Serve on city-wide policy development committees


  • Member of Senior Executive Staff, Executive Staff and Command Staff


 To apply, email a professional cover letter and rescue to

 For more detailed information on this position please go to to view the recruitment brochure.












  303 First Street,  P.O. Box 1129

New Bern, NC 28563

Phone: (252) 639-7571

Fax: (252) 639-7577




 POLICE CAPTAIN:   Performs difficult professional and administrative work assisting with over all department operations management or supervising a major section of the Police Department.  Assists in the planning, coordinating, supervising and evaluation of department operations; assists in the development of programs, policies and procedures in order to implement directives; assists in the preparation and presentation of the annual budget; reviews department performance and effectiveness; formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies; reviews recruitment, hiring and retention practices; reviews training schedules; researches and conducts training; conducts staff inspections and reviews inspection reports; supervises staff directly and others through subordinate supervisors; and performs related tasks as required.  Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field and extensive increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including considerable supervisory experience in an agency of comparable size or larger at the rank of Lieutenant or above. Candidates may use equivalents of 120 semester hours credit or more from an accredited college or university. Candidates desiring to use equivalents must provide certified transcripts and documentation of schools attended and hours completed. Must possess an Advanced Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or Graduation from an executive management school equivalent to FBINA or AOMP.  Must have current certification as a municipal or local government law enforcement officer by his/her respective state or with no more than one year break in full-time sworn service at time of appointment. Please note that North Carolina law does not recognize nor have a reciprocal relationship with Federal law enforcement certification. Must have ability to possess and maintain a valid NC driver's license.  Must meet and maintain all requirements for the position as established by the city and the state of North Carolina.  The selection process for applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will consist of a structured interview/evaluation process (date to be determined) and an interview with the Chief of Police. Salary negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.














Job Title:  Assistant Chief of Police
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  U.S. Capitol Police

Job Announcement Number:  USCP-16-10001778-KP

SALARY RANGE: $170,500.00 to $170,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, September 26, 2016 to Monday, October 17, 2016

SERIES & GRADE: AD-0083-00

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, District of Columbia


United States citizens; Current USCP sworn employees at the rank of Deputy Chief and Inspector and qualified sworn senior-level law enforcement executives; and candidates without serious disciplinary actions, to include suspensions without pay and/or demotions, within the previous 36 months of the application closing date.


Top Secret/SCI




About the Agency

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency with 2100 employees. The USCP safeguards the Congress, its legislative processes, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.

As the United States Capitol Police -

We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel here to see democracy in action;
Every American who visits the Capitol, as well as those visitors from around the world, is a member of our protected community and sees first-hand how we are the best of America's spirit and diversity;

As a Department, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, national origins, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential;

We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.

The Assistant Chief of Police (ACOP) reports to the Chief of Police (COP) of the United States Capitol Police. Under direction of the Chief, the ACOP is responsible for directing and managing operations to ensure the protection and security of members of Congress, Congressional Staff and visitors, the daily business of Congress, and the continuation of government. As the senior operations commander, the ACOP has responsibility for leadership and supervision of all operational bureau and office commanders. This is an "at will" position and serves at the pleasure of the Chief of Police.


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  • Successful completion of a full background investigation.
  • May require medical, psychological, and polygraph examinations.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.


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  • Directs and manages operations to ensure the protection and security of members of Congress, Congressional staff and visitors, the daily business of the Congress, and the continuation of government.
  • Formulates objectives and priorities in concert with the COP and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Implements plans, policies, and procedures consistent with the short- and long-term interests of the Department.
  • Shares and builds upon the COP's vision and acts as a catalyst for Departmental change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
  • Leads a diverse workforce of law enforcement officers and civilians, many of whom are represented by authorized bargaining units, towards successful achievement of the Department's vision, mission, and goals. Serves as the deciding official on grievances and appeals presented by bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit employees. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Ensures accountability and adherence to Department rules and regulations of subordinate employees. Develops a work environment where workforce diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the Department.
  • Effectively communicate and update members of the Capitol Police Board and their representatives to ensure an open relationship is maintained, in furtherance of the Capitol Police Board's and USCP's initiatives.
  • Ability to understand and explain complex staffing requirements, forecast manpower requirements, manage operational appropriations and to work collaboratively with members of the Office of Administration.
  • Ability to apply and develop defensive countermeasures based on actionable intelligence. Ensure the operational integration of intelligence led policing.
  • Manage the efficient integration of the day-to-day various operational elements to ensure the safety and security of the Capitol Complex.
  • Represents the Chief of Police in his/her absence at an array of events including Capitol Police Board and oversight committee meetings, law enforcement conferences, and media sessions. Ensures stakeholders are informed of any new or critical changes to policies.
  • Regularly communicate and brief various committees including the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Committee on House Administration, and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, law enforcement executives, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.
  • Build and maintain working relationships and liaison capabilities with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Promote the USCP on a national and international level as the premier agency in security policing.
  • Serve as a change agent for innovation and modern security policing practices.
  • Advance training and education standards for leadership development and professionalization of the Department.


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Candidates must possess 5 years of sworn law enforcement executive and management experience at or above the senior command level.

A Bachelor's degree, preferably in a law enforcement related field, is desirable. A Master's degree is preferred.

Must successfully complete Application and Assessment Questionnaire.

Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative in response to the following ECQs. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences, accomplishments and results. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. It is recommended that applicants prepare the ECQs in a Word document and upload it into the application system. The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at:

  1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organization goals. Inherent to the ECQ is the ability to establish an organization vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilities cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalition internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQs.Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. Responses to TQ(s) must not exceed 2 pages per TQ for a total of 6 pages.

  1. Describe your experience using strategic, operational, tactical law enforcement, and emergency management concepts to lead a multi-disciplinary law enforcement organization.
  2. Describe your executive law enforcement experience with setting goals, directing large-scale operational programs through subordinate supervisors, and evaluating the work of a law enforcement organization. Provide examples of innovation and progressive policing practices.
  3. Describe your experience leading law enforcement and security operations in a variety of environments in accordance with the practices and laws governing homeland security, emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and/or continuity of government in the National Capitol Region, or in other geographic locations that require coordinating efforts with other law enforcement or security organizations.

Candidates will be evaluated for selection based upon their background experience, education and employment history.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (10/17/2016) of the vacancy announcement.


Candidates will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum requirements for the position. If the minimum requirements are met, the application materials will then be evaluated as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Evaluation Factors 

Please address all ECQs and Mandatory Technical Qualifications so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the "HOW TO APPLY" section and click on the link "Application Preview".


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire ( and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. 

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  1. Resume should include a full description of your executive level job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment. Include any executive level law enforcement training and development activities.
  2. Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
  3. Mandatory Technical Qualifications: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
  4. Executive Core Qualification Statement (no more than two pages each).
  5. List of six professional references and requisite contact information.


Gina Basile
Phone: (202) 593-3370
Agency Information:
Office of the Chief of Police
119 D Street NE
Washington, DC


When you submit the completed online assessment questionnaire and all required documents, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your application material is completed, you will be notified of your eligibility status. If you are referred to the hiring official, you will receive further notification. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.