The City of Oakley is recruiting for an experienced and high-energy candidate to serve as Police Captain in the Oakley Police Department. Under the direction of and in partnership with the Chief of Police, the Captain will be responsible for directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities and operations of the Police Department including implementation of departmental policies and procedures. The Captain performs complex and highly responsible planning and supervisory duties associated with the crime prevention and law enforcement activities of the City, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief of Police. The Captain serves as “second-in-command” to the Chief, who will be retiring in 2018. The Captain will be a strong competitor for this upcoming vacancy.
Oakley is located in a beautiful Delta setting of approximately 16 square miles. The City’s rich history has transformed the community from a small agricultural town into a thriving and progressive city; now a diverse population of over 42,000 residents call Oakley home. Even with this rapid growth, Oakley remains a “small town at heart,” where residents pride themselves on the high level of community involvement. Oakley is located in eastern Contra Costa County, approximately 55 miles east of San Francisco and 55 miles south of Sacramento.
Moderately-priced housing, quality schools, a wide array of youth activities, and numerous community events contribute to making Oakley a family-oriented city. The median list price of a home is over $450,000. There are numerous recreational opportunities and several community-wide events such as Cityhood Celebration, Heart of Oakley Festival, and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Please visit the City’s website at www.ci.oakley.ca.us.
The City has twelve lead departments/divisions (Building, Code Enforcement, City Clerk, City Manager, Economic Development, Human Resources, Finance, Planning, Police, Public Works & Engineering, Legal, and Recreation) and is governed by a Council/Manager form of government. The General Fund operating budget is about $19M.
The Police Captain will be a hands on leader with responsibility for administration and supervision of Police activities within the Department. This position works closely with the Chief of Police in developing and implementing the policies, procedures, and plans of the department. The Police Captain is also responsible for the development, administration, and control of associated budgets. The Department’s executive management team includes the Chief, this Captain position, and a Police Lieutenant (that is currently vacant).
This Police Captain classification is distinguished from the next lower classification of Police Lieutenant by the performance of more highly responsible and complex Department-wide leadership duties. The Police Captain is a sworn officer that must qualify as a patrol officer. This classification is an exempt, at-will position.
EXAMPLES OF KEY DUTIES
The following list is merely a selection of the duties that are typical for this position:
- Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of a division or service areas of the Police Department; supervises the assignment and activities of functional areas including patrol, investigations, traffic enforcement, K-9, SWAT, reserves, property and evidence, records, facilities/vehicle maintenance, training, youth and community services, crime prevention, and volunteer services. - Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures for improving organizational performance and meeting goals. - Coordinates the selection; orientation, training and evaluation programs for assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; identifies and resolves staff deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; ensures compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. - Oversees and participates in the development of the annual budget; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies; administers, monitors, and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff; implements adjustments as necessary. - Supervises, reviews and participates in the preparation of reports and other written material and the maintenance of departmental records. - Responds to some of the most difficult inquiries and requests for information; represents the department with other law enforcement services and allied agencies, other City departments, civic groups and the public. - Responds to major incidents reported to the Police Department and ensures that the Incident Commander is following Incident Command System/Standardized Emergency Management System (ICS/SEMS) protocol; assumes role as Incident Commander or other role, as needed for the situation. - Serves as the City’s Emergency Services coordinator; assumes responsibility for Emergency Operations Center processes and training; amends the Emergency Operations Plan as needed. - Provides responsible staff assistance to the Chief; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. - Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of law enforcement and crime prevention; incorporates new developments as appropriate. - Manages and oversees assigned special projects. - As assigned, may assume command of the Department in the absence of the Chief.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, certifications 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: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, police science, business or public administration, or related field. A master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.
Experience: Seven or more years prior supervisory law enforcement experience, including three years of command/management experience at a level comparable to Police Lieutenant.
License or Certificate: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license by time of appointment, with a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Management certificate or equivalent (even if equivalent, you must obtain California P.O.S.T. Management certificate within a timeframe set forth by the Chief). Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification.
Criminal Record: Candidates shall not have been convicted of any felony. A misdemeanor conviction may result in applicant disqualification and employee disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Background Investigation: A complete background investigation will be conducted.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to a competitive salary, the City offers an excellent benefits package, including:
Retirement – The City participates in the CalPERS public safety plan. This requires compliance with the CalPERS Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) for all sworn personnel. The City has selected the 2.7% at 57 plan, with the 3% C.O.L.A. provision. PEPRA requires a shared (50%) contribution from the employee, which is currently at 12.3% of salary. (An employee from a different retirement program may select “reciprocity” with PERS if that other program has a reciprocity agreement with PERS). The City does NOT participate in Social Security, except for the mandatory 1.45% payroll deduction for Medicare.
Health and Welfare – The City offers Kaiser plans with the City currently providing $1,235 per month toward the premium for health insurance coverage. (If employee has existing group coverage, up to $400 as cash-in-lieu or a deferred compensation plan). Dental and Vision coverage for employee and family is paid for by the City.
POST Certification incentive - (2.5% at Intermediate 2.5% at Advanced; and additional 2.5% at Management)
Differentials - Field Training Officer (5%); Motorcycle (5%); Graveyard (5%); Bilingual (1.5% for Spanish)
Uniform, Boots, & Safety Equipment - provided by City
Deferred Compensation – 457 and 401a plans available, including a 1% City match
Life insurance - $100,000
Long Term Disability – City paid plan
Flexible Spending Account – Tax deferr
The City of Oakley is situated in eastern Contra Costa County. The City of Oakley incorporated in 1999 to manage growth more effectively, improve community services, and the quality of life.
Cultivating a strong sense of community and civic pride are the cornerstones to the City’s success. Building on its rich heritage, City leaders understand the importance of balancing growth and preserving ...a high quality of life for its citizens. The City’s motto, “A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta” is evidenced everywhere you go – the City boasts highly ranked schools, safe neighborhoods, and has been named by “San Francisco Magazine” as one of the best places to raise a family in the East Bay.