The City of Spencer, IA ( Pop 11,233) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. The current Chief is retiring and the position is open July 1, 2014. Spencer has a 20 sworn and seven non-sworn member department with an annual budget of $1,789,301. The department operates the Police and 911 Communications Center in conjunction with the Clay County Sheriff. Spencer is the county seat for Clay County and is located in northwestern Iowa, just 17 miles from Iowa's Great Lakes region.
The police chief is appointed by the mayor, and works under the general direction of the city manager, but exercises significant independent judgement and initiative. The city is seeking a proven law enforcement leader that can work collaboratively with other city departments to realize the goals of the City Council.
Education and experience requirements:
Extensive experience in modern administrative police work which has afforded progressively responsible experience in a varierty of police functions, including supervisory duties. Minimum education is a 2 year criminal justice degree or equivalent. Experience requirement is 10 years law enforcement experience and 5 years experience as a law enforcement supervisor.
The Chief of Police is an FLSA exempt position. The salary range is $65,816 to $80,000. Benefits are: paid vacation, sick leave, personal leave, holiday leave, health and life insurance and clothing allowance. The position includes participation in the Municipal Police and Fire Retirement (Chapter 411, Iowa Code)
Candidates must meet the licensing standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy www.state,ia.us/ilea. The successful candidate must pass a physical examination and drug screen. For additional information or to apply, send cover letter, resume and salary history by March 21,2014 to:
MOULDER AND ASSOCIATES LLC