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Assistant Police Chief
City of Roseville, Sacramento/Metro Area

Law Enforcement

For more info contact:
(916) 774-5475
Close Date: Feb 24, 2014
Salary: $10,747.00 - $14,402.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date:  We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, whichever occurs first.


Testing Dates: Interview: March 10, 2014


The City of Roseville is currently recruiting for the position of Assistant Police Chief to work in the Roseville Police Department.  The individual selected for the position will have the opportunity to work for a rapidly growing Northern California community and progressive organization that is focused on improving the quality of life in Roseville.  Our expanding population is currently over 124,000.  The department is currently staffed with one hundred and ninety-one (191) full time employees, which includes 124 sworn officers.  The police department offers on-duty workout time and a wide range of assignments including: Community Services, Traffic, Motors, K-9, Detectives, and SWAT.  


To assist the Police Chief in managing and directing operations of the Police Department to include law enforcement investigation, crime prevention, and administrative support services; to serve as Police Chief in the absence of the Chief; and to provide highly responsible and technical assistance and administrative support to the Police Chief.


This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of the Police Chief in that the latter has overall responsibility for the Police Department. This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the Police Chief.


Receives general direction from the Police Chief.

Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical, and support personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Police Chief in managing and directing the operational activities of the Police Department.

  • Assist in developing department goals and objectives; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Develop and implement the assigned division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

  • Prepare the assigned division budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of funds for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.

  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.

  • Evaluate and modify as needed, programs, activities, policies, procedures, rules, orders and regulations to ensure compliance with the City’s and department’s mission, goals and objectives and general law; design, coordinate and implement community organization and mobilization efforts to achieve the department’s mission, goals and objectives.

  • Establish and direct training programs for both sworn and civilian personnel in the various phases of police activities including Special Weapons and Tactics/Alert; administer the Special Weapons and Tactics/Alert in tactical situations, plan tactics, and coordinate squad activities with other emergency organizations.

  • Serve as incident commander; direct and participate in the investigation of especially difficult or complex criminal case and/or accident scenes; prepare and supervise preparation of cases for court.

  • Supervise the investigation of complaints involving the conduct of personnel; respond to the most difficult citizen complaints or inquiries regarding police services.

  • Oversee computer software and hardware systems and equipment used in Police Department and City-wide public safety operations in collaboration with the Information Technology Department.

  • Serve as Police Chief in the absence of the Chief as required.

  • Represent the department to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of law enforcement administration, organization, and operation.

  • Modern practices and methods of patrol, traffic control, investigation, crime prevention, and related administrative support services.

  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.

  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations, and laws.

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

  • Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.

  • Principles and practices of budget development, implementation, and monitoring.

  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.

  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.

  • Use of firearms and other modern police equipment and communications and information systems related to law enforcement.

Ability to:

  • Assist the Police Chief in managing and directing operational activities of the Police Department.

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn Police Officer’s job; analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.

  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and communicate through written means; continuously wear utility belt and other police equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently carry weight of 100 pounds or less.

  • Prepare and administer a budget.

  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.

  • Interpret and explain department policies and procedures.

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

  • Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, rules and regulations and Police Department General Orders.

  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Six years of increasingly responsible experience in sworn law enforcement administration, including three years of management responsibility at the equivalent level of Lieutenant or higher and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, public administration, business administration or a related field.


License or Certificate

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

  • Possession of a Management Certificate issued by the California Police Officers Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.).

Supplemental Questionnaire


  1. Please describe your relevant experience, education, and training as it relates to directing and supervising a major function in a law enforcement agency. In your response please include the number of years you have been a supervisor and the number of employees you have supervised.

  2. Please describe your experience in developing community oriented policing programs or other aspects of community involvement as it related to police and community relations.

  3. Please describe your experience in dealing with individuals from diverse backgrounds. In your response please include your experience with employees and the community.

  4. Describe your management philosophy and style. Explain why you believe it has proven to be an effective approach in advising, coaching, and mentoring police department management and supervisory staff on leadership, training, accountability, and disciplinary matters.

  5. Describe how you have developed positive relationships with senior level executives and assisted in creating a positive atmosphere within your department. What steps would you take to develop cooperative professional relationships with representatives of law enforcement, governmental agencies, businesses and community leaders?




The City offers a competitive benefits package, including the following:

The salary range for the Assistant Police Chief is $128,965 - $172,826; placement within the range depends upon qualifications and experience. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including:

Retirement - PERS 3%@50 for employees hired after 1/1/2013 with less than a six-month break in PERS-qualified employment; 2.7%@57 for those with former PERS-qualified employment with a break in service greater than six months or those without PERS-qualified employment history.

Management Leave Plan

Health and Welfare Plan - Monthly Cafeteria Plan Allowance of $1,248 and a Flex Plan Credit of $168

Paid Holidays

Paid Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our web site at This position is in Management.

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