With seven miles of Beautiful City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. The City of Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world-famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 23,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control. We also promote a healthy work-life balance!
Annual Salary: $179,988- $189,552
Top Step Captain: $213,246*
*Top step is dependent on Management P.O.S.T., Education, and Exceptional Performance Pay
The Ideal Candidate: The City of Laguna Beach is seeking an experienced and transformational leader who brings performance based management skills, a commitment to servant leadership, and the drive to inspire a culture of trust and creativity to the critical work of the Police Department and those it serves. The Police Captain will join the Department’s leadership team as one of two Captains, reporting to the Chief of Police.
Selection Process: Applications will be screened carefully and selected applicants will be invited to undergo an interview evaluation of their knowledge, skills and abilities. Additional job-related skills testing may be used to assess applicants. The candidates who pass each component will be placed on an employment eligibility list. The hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions.
Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:
Education: ABachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's Degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy and/or graduation from a P.O.S.T. Command College is highly desirable.
Experience: At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience with a California law enforcement agency, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity is required. Qualified applicants must currently hold the rank of Lieutenant or above.
License/Certificate Requirements: Possession of a P.O.S.T. Advanced certificate and P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate is required. Due to the performance of field duties, a valid California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record is also required. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate is highly desirable.