Deputy Police Chief – Ashland, Oregon

The City provides an excellent fringe benefit package which includes: paid vacation, sick and holiday leave; retirement through the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS or OPSRP); 2% City contribution to HRA-VEBA account; optional deferred compensation programs with a contribution from the City for qualified employees; employee and dependent medical, dental and vision insurance with a 5% pre-tax contribution by employee; life and AD&D insurance; long-term disability plan; and additional wellness benefits.

In addition, this position is eligible to receive 5% incentive pay for a Masters degree.
Salary: $91,896.00 – $111,701.00 Annually

Plans, directs, and supervises the staff and activities within one or more major divisions within the Police Department; manages and oversees day-to-day division operations and activities, such as those involving patrol, investigations, records, and/or internal affairs; provides administrative assistance to Chief of Police on major departmental projects; develops budgets and monitors financial activities for compliance to approved budget; performs various duties as a sworn law enforcement officer as required; and performs other work as assigned.

This is a sworn police classification responsible for supervising and overseeing the day-to-day operations of a division of the Police Department and serving as second-level supervisors over subordinate Police Officers. Incumbents participate as part of the Department’s management team, reviewing and discussing a variety of issues and policies and contributing to the development of Department goals and objectives.


Manage operational activities within an assigned Police Department division to ensure compliance with various local, state, and federal laws and regulations, as well as departmental rules and regulations; set work priorities and make necessary adjustments as workload or staffing levels dictate; interview, select, assign, direct, and evaluate assigned employees, including subordinate supervisors; effectively determine and implement disciplinary actions as needed; hear grievances and resolve complaints; ensure that subordinates receive adequate training.

Plan, analyze, and develop Department policies, procedures, guidelines, and programs; implement changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Department functions; compile and analyze statistical data and project trends for use in department planning activities; identify special community law enforcement needs/concerns; make recommendations and work with related groups/agencies to implement programs.

Administer labor agreements; investigate, review and respond to internal grievances; serve on negotiation committees to represent the City’s interests; investigate complaints and allegations of department employee misconduct; provide findings/recommendations to the Police Chief or others for appropriate action.

Cooperate with other local, county, state, and federal police organizations to coordinate activities and achieve service goals; represent the Ashland Police Department on multi-jurisdictional committees and efforts.

Perform the duties of a sworn law enforcement officer as needed; serve as the incident commander during major incidents, or act as a shift supervisor; provide cover and assistance to other officers involved in tactical operations; follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

Develop department budgets; prepare and/or review requests for proposals; review budget progress and recommend necessary modifications as appropriate.

Participate in public relations programs such as area command; speak to citizen and community groups; serve as a member of departmental management team and attend monthly management meetings to review and discuss issues and policies.

Assume the responsibilities of the Police Chief in his/her absence; oversee the Area Command Program.

Maintain satisfactory working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities and provide mutual assistance and general information about department activities.

Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of same responsibility.
Perform other work as assigned.

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in criminology, criminal justice, police science, or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of eight (8) years of sworn police officer experience in a university, city, county, or state police agency, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity in a law enforcement field.
Substitution: Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job proficiently may substitute for the above requirements.
Desirable Qualifications: A master’s degree in a related field is desirable; possession of an Executive certificate issued by the Oregon Department on Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), or the equivalent, is desirable; previous experience with the Ashland Police Department is desirable; previous experience as a detective/investigator is desirable.

License: Possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, an Oregon driver license by the time of appointment.
Certificates: Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Supervisory certificate issued by DPSST, or equivalent.


Please apply by Thursday January 31, 2019
Please apply ONLINE at
A completed City application must be filed online with the Personnel Office before the deadline shown above and may be supplemented with a resume of work experience. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Resumes received without a completed City application will not receive a response from the Personnel Department.
Following a review of the applications, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants may be invited via email to proceed further in the selection process. Those not selected for interview will be notified in email (no phone calls please). The applicant selected must provide, at the time of employment, appropriate documentation of citizenship, as required by the immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986.

A thorough background investigation will be completed on the candidate selected for hire.

The City of Ashland will make reasonable accommodations for the disabled. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application or testing process MUST inform the Personnel Office of the City of Ashland, in writing, no later than the final filing date as stated on the job bulletin. Applicants needing such accommodations should document the request, including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process.

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