The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research university that enrolls more than 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. As the flagship institution within the Oregon University System, the University is a member of the American Association of Universities, one of 62 universities recognized for their especially strong research and academic programs. Located two hours south of Portland, Eugene is a thriving city noted for its dynamic quality of life, progressive cultural and arts environment, abundant outdoor opportunities, and is within an hour’s drive of both Pacific coast beaches and the Cascade mountain range.
The Assistant Chief of Police is responsible for a broad array of command responsibilities including administration, operation, strategic planning, and other senior-level leadership roles for a comprehensive, full-service police agency. Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the position supervises sworn and non-sworn personnel. The Assistant Chief has a high public profile and collaborates with a broad array of campus stakeholders, municipal police departments, and other agencies to implement comprehensive services and programs for the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Assistant Chief trains personnel in accordance with established law enforcement/public safety standards, emphasizing expertise in community-oriented policing practices and a commitment to delivering community-centered services within a campus setting.
Other responsibilities of the Assistant Chief include organizational development and campus safety management; critical/emergency management planning and crisis response; professional development of officers, with a strong commitment to staff retention and morale; large-scale spectator and national event coordination; budget development and fiscal oversight; application of relevant federal, state, and local laws and ordinances (including Clery and Title IX); the evaluation and development of departmental policies and procedures; understanding student life and the needs/issues of a large campus community; and a commitment to sustaining and advancing the department’s diversity. The University of Oregon Police Department is comprised of 22 sworn police officers and 55 total staff. The new Assistant Chief will possess a vision for continuing to build a progressive law enforcement agency with an emphasis on current trends and best practices in a higher education setting.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, five years of progressively responsible experiences as sworn law enforcement officer including three years of managerial experience, and experience working for a sworn agency as a certified officer within the last five years. Law enforcement experience in a university setting is a preferred qualification. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, and problem identification/resolution skills; ability to engage in strategic planning and program/policy development; capacity to contribute substantially to organizational change management; skills to contribute to the development and management of departmental budgets and resources; ability to effectively model professional standards and behavior; analytical and computational skills to include competency utilizing standard law enforcement computer-based technologies and management systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; sensitivity to effectively interact with a highly diverse campus community; and ability to work with persons from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 20, 2015. Please submit a position specific cover letter and resume via the SJG website at http://bit.ly/1A88Vyh. Inquiries or nominations may be directed to Peter Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group
UO – Assistant Chief of Police
Peter W. Rosenberg, Senior Associate
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