The Boise Police Department is searching for a Chief Administrative Officer who shares our passion for making Boise a city for everyone.
We recognize that our best resource is our community; that’s why we’re devoted to being a direct reflection of the people we serve. We are looking for someone with a strong skill set in municipal budgets, union contract negotiations, and a forward-thinking approach to help our employees learn, grow and do remarkable things every day. We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and a fast-paced, vibrant, and rewarding career.
The department includes nearly 400 dedicated people, about 300 sworn police officers, and a civilian support staff of approximately 100 with one dedicated mission: “To Protect, Serve and Lead our Community to a Safer Tomorrow.”
The Chief Administrative Officer will be responsible for leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to evaluate, mitigate and monitor the department’s operational and administrative functions. Manages business operations and provides supervisory and administrative support functions for the Boise Police Department. Serves as a member of the departments’ management team, liaison to internal service departments, and provides long and short-range strategic planning initiatives and general policy guidance. Work is performed independently under clearly defined policies and management principles and is reviewed for effectiveness and quality of results.
This position is designated as at-will.
Resume and Cover Letter
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application to be considered for the position.
Additional Benefits include a zero premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for your whole family provided by the Boise Municipal Health Care Trust.
The Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) plan includes an employee contribution of 7.16%, the employer contributes 11.94%, and vesting occurs at 60 months.
Provides objective analysis of current administrative functions and processes. Identifies opportunities for change and capacity increases for improved service levels. Facilitates communication and projects with the leadership of the Police Department, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Executive Management Team, and Mayor and Council. Facilitates consensus among the leadership of the Department as to when and how to implement desired efficiency opportunities. Facilitates the desired restructuring of administrative processes, staffing, and functions within the department’s administrative support functions. Manages all administrative and change management processes necessary to realize identified efficiencies. Serves as a liaison with other city departments regarding administrative matters, internal services, and financial functions. (35%)
Manages strategic planning efforts in accordance with citywide objectives and processes. Develops, leads, and monitors project management of initiatives relating to a variety of objectives, including operational efficiencies, process improvements, implementation of best practices, interdepartmental coordination, ordinance and policy development, communication with Mayor/Council, impact fees, employee development, records management, and special projects with a major impact on the department. Produces written, oral and multi-media presentations for City Council and other entities regarding staffing allocations, budget, resource requests, etc. Conducts and/or deploys resources for various technical analyses necessary to support collective and department-specific fiscal and business planning and policy development. (30%)
Provides support in diverse areas of public safety logistics. Manages capital coordination, major repair and maintenance, and equipment planning in collaboration with relevant departments and individuals. Ensures compliance with standards and policies. Oversees the acquisition and maintenance of police vehicles. Oversees the contract, purchasing, distribution, and training for Police employees’ cell phones. (20%)
Supervisory Responsibilities: Employees in this position are authorized to recommend and/or effect the full range of duties (with appropriate managerial review), including hiring, performance evaluations, transferring, promoting, assigning of significant duties, rewarding, disciplining, and terminating employment; exercise independent judgment to direct others work and have the authority to take corrective action; and, utilize people skills to communicate, motivate and direct or oversee a person, group, department, or organization. (15%)
Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%
Required Knowledge, Experience, And TrainingMust have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Public Administration, or related field.
Requires education and/or experience to attain the following
Five years of increasingly responsible management and administration experience. Five years of supervisory experience and effectively managing diverse activities and teams.
Knowledge of the mission and operations of providing public safety services; principles and practices of public administration and office management; project and team management techniques; long-range planning techniques and procedures; computer operations and applications; contract management and human relations techniques; effective oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, media relations, and successful conflict resolution; effective supervision and performance management.
Ability to build strong relationships, work collaboratively and achieve consensus with command and management of the department; clearly communicate technical information using strong written and presentation skills; gather, organize and analyze management, financial and related data; provide leadership and motivation to employees; conduct thorough assessments and determine the most appropriate delivery of service; monitor the effectiveness of such services; maintain confidentiality related to the area of work; exhibit initiative and problem solving skills; prioritize and carry out multiple tasks at once; effectively direct diverse activities; oversee a multi-million dollar annual budget; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee,supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.
Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, organizational development, or a related field. Strong understanding of Human Resources, change management, as well as project and program management. A proven track record as an effective administrator and results-oriented team member with a professional presence and a positive interpersonal style.
Licensing And Other Requirements
Valid Idaho driver’s license.
All applicants must successfully pass the City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.
Applicants must be able to pass, or have:
Credit History Check
Driving Record Check
Criminal Justice Information System background check (CJIS)
The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here represent those employee encounters while performing this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing this job’s duties, the employee is rarely lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Also, the employee is rarely pushing/pulling up to 10 pounds. Work includes sensory ability to talk and hear. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employees will reach and grasp. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.
The work environment will include inside conditions. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position.