Des Plaines, IL - Oakton Community College (OCC) seeks progressive public safety executives with exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience to be candidates for its Chief of Police and Emergency Management position. The Police Chief serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Police Department and reports to the Vice President for Administrative Affairs.
Oakton Community College is a public community college with campuses in DesPlaines, Illinois and Skokie, Illinois. Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. Oakton's main campus in Des Plaines is located on 147 acres of woodlands and prairie, between Golf Road to the south and Central Road to the north, bordered on the west by the Des Plaines River.
The Ray Hartstein Campus adjoins a residential area in Skokie. Oakton Community College includes Maine, Evanston, New Trier, Niles, and Northfield Townships and serves an estimated population of approximately 440,000 living in the communities of Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka. The college also serves one square mile of Wheeling township and small portions of Norwood and Leyden townships.
Oakton's Police department offers a broad range of services to keep the College safe and to promote a peaceful environment. Officers and security guards patrol two campuses on foot, bicycle, Segway, and by marked vehicle. The FY2019 budget supports 19.9 full-time equivalent personnel (FTEs), which consists of two full-time sergeants, 11 full-time police officers, one full-time security guard, and 11 part-time security guards.
The Police Chief is counted as an administrator; there is also one, full-time staff employee. Total salaries for these employees, including overtime, are budgeted at $1,020,263 for FY2019.
The Ideal Candidate The College is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial experience, strong interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as strong leadership and communication skills. The ideal professional background and qualifications for the Chief of Police and Emergency Management position include:
Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or related fields. A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred. Advanced leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or similar programs is highly desirable. Demonstrated knowledge of and training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is key.
Applicants must also be certified law enforcement officers by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers Training and Standards Board (ILEOTSB) or able to receive certification within a reasonable time. Residency within a reasonable distance from OCC that will ensure a timely response to all emergencies and major events is expected.
Salary range is $82,923 – $109,818 – $136,719 dependent on qualifications and experience.
Interested professionals may submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by April 13, 2019 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Lee McCann at: www.GovHRJobs.com Electronic submissions are required.
Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices. Click HERE to Apply!
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