Charlottesville, VA is a racially and economically diverse city of approximately 49,000 full-time residents and a large student population. In response to demands from the public, in November 2019, the City Council of Charlottesville VA adopted an enabling ordinance and bylaws for a new Police Civilian Review Board, to serve a community committed to racial justice and equitable policing. The CRB is now officially organized and under the Executive Director's leadership will immediately being a review and revision of the enabling ordinance and approved procedures to incorporate powers recently allowed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The CRB is currently operating under COVID restrictions.
The Police Civilian Review Board (CRB) Executive Director will be charged with fulfilling the mandate for improved policing by providing functional support and leadership to the new CRB in its aim to implement objective and independent civilian-led oversight of the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD.) The Executive Director, under the supervision and direction of the City Manager, will work with the CRB to enhance transparency and trust, to promote fair and effective policing, and to protect the civil and constitutional rights of citizens, including marginalized groups and those disproportionately affected by police activities. This work includes, but is not limited to: assuring effective responsiveness of the CRB and CPD to complainants, and/or the public; receiving complaints, answering questions related to process, and updating CRB about open complaints; acting as liaison with the CPD, reviewing CPD internal affairs investigations; development of policy recommendations; and related work as assigned that may include analyzing data related to Police operations. The position is appointed by the City Manager, upon a majority vote of the City Council.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a field related to public administration, police oversight, criminal justice, or law. This includes degrees in social work, conflict resolution, translational leadership, restorative justice, or other disciplines relevant to civilian oversight. A Master's Degree or Juris Doctorate is highly preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in fields related to equitable policing, civilian oversight, social justice, and public outreach. Experience in mediation, restorative justice, or other alternatives to adversarial proceedings is desirable. Experience in civil, criminal, or factual investigations which involve the gathering, analyzing and evaluating of evidence, is also sought.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through our employment page and only until the listed closing date and time of April 30, 2021 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references. The starting salary will be between $89,247.86and $137,000annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
About City of Charlottesville
Charlottesville, Virginia is an independent city with a population of approximately 49,000. Located in Central Virginia, Charlottesville sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia.
Our community is known as a major university town and residents enjoy the very best of urban, suburban, and rural life. The City offers a wide variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, including the Downtown Pedestrian Mall which is a center for art, music, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Residents also enjoy a wide variety of amenities, ranging from 25 City parks, to an outdoor performance pavilion, numerous venues for music/theater performances, festivals, and museums. Charlottesville is a diverse and unique community and is an ideal place in which to live, work, and play.
The City operates under a City Manager/Council form of government. City Council establishes policy in the areas of city planning and finance, human development, public safety and justice, public utilities, transportation and other areas and has specific powers to pass ordinan...ces, levy taxes, collect revenues, adopt a budget, make appropriations, issue bonds, borrow money, and provide for the payment of public debts. Administrative and executive duties are performed by the City Manager.