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Chief of Police

Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Number

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled

Additional Deadline Information

Title Code

Payroll Title Name
Chief of Police Manager 3

Working Title Name
Chief of Police

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
The UCSB Police Department strives to be a visible, proactive professional police agency, providing excellence in public service to a culturally diverse community. UCSB police officers have statewide jurisdiction, are duly sworn under section 830.2 of the California Penal Code, and are trained under state guidelines and mandates. The UCSB Police Department is a full service police organization and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The Police Department employs 34 officers, eight sergeants, three lieutenants and the Chief. In addition, there are approximately nine dispatchers, nine administrative staff and 80-100 students serving as Community Service Officers.

The Mission Statement of the department is to provide traditional and non-traditional police and public safety services. The department provides for the peace, safety and security of persons and facilities on university property.

The department's efforts are directed toward creating an environment where research, education, and public service flourish.

Department Code-Name
VCAD-Vice Chancllr Admin Services

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding

FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code
AB-Officials & Other Managers

FOC (Federal Occupation Code)

Advertised Range Min (full time equivalent)

A little help* Go to Salary Scales 180,000

Advertised Range Max (full time equivalent)

Advertised Range Rate Type

Other Advertised Salary Range Comments
$180,000 - $223,500/yr. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Percentage of full-time

Monday - Friday

8:00 - 5:00

Appointment Type

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Limited Appointment End Date

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Is this a NEW CAREER position*

Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor forAdministrative Services, the Chief of Police is responsible for, and has commensurate authority to, command, direct, and organize the campus Police Department. This includes establishing objectives for the department, developing policies and procedures on the campus, preparing the budget, and selecting, appointing, training, disciplining, and promoting officers and employees in the department. The Police Chief is responsible for providing and maintaining human safety and the security of campus property in the surrounding areas. The Police Chief plans, manages and directs the law enforcement of the campus, the Community Service Organization, Investigations, the Emergency Communications Center and Criminal Records Bureau and the regulation and control of bicycles. In addition, the Police Chief represents the Police Department on campus, within the community, with outside law enforcement agencies, and participates on various campus committees regarding campus security and student safety for the campus community. The Police Chief must be committed to providing excellent customer service and community policing.

The Police Chief plays an integral part in the University's management team and has a highly visible role in the campus community and surrounding communities. Dedication to internal communications, employee involvement, campus interaction and participation, accountability at all levels within the agency and unquestionable personal and professional ethics are essential.

Minimum Requirements

* Bachelor's degree

* Minimum ten years of progressive administrative management responsibility for a complex, multi unit organization, reporting directly to senior/executive management, and preferably in a higher educational setting and in a union environment.

* Demonstrated ability to lead, either directly or through the application of persuasive influence.

* Demonstrated organizational, administrative and project management skills to include the ability to diagnose critical areas for attention and translate strategies into action.

* Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of constituencies on all levels within the organization including city, county, state, federal agencies and community groups.

* Demonstrated interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

* Demonstrated oral, written, and communication skills.

* Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.

* Demonstrated experience and commitment to the principles of affirmative action and diversity.
* Demonstrated experience and commitment to the principles of excellence in customer service.

Desirable Requirements

* Advanced degree in business, public management, finance, or related field, or in an equivalent combination of education and experience.

* An understanding of and commitment to, the mission of UC/ UC Santa Barbara.

* Demonstrated commitment to safety and well-being of all employees and students.

* Demonstrated record of accomplishment in advocating and incorporating the policy and program needs of a complex, multi-unit organization into the broader organization-wide/corporate-wide plans and programs. Important partner units include, but are not limited to, Finance and Resource Management, Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, the Academic Departments and Organized Research Units, and the Academic Senate.
* Management experience in an academic environment, including exposure to, and knowledge of, relevant issues related to higher education.

Special Conditions of Employment

A little help* Go to Driver's License Requirements or Background Check Guidelines Maintain a valid CA driver's license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull-Notice Program
Satisfactory criminal history background check
Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse
Mandated reporting req of Dependent Adult Abuse
Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests Filer
UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act

Other Special Conditions of Employment

* Final candidate must pass an extensive background check including criminal history and identity check as well as medical and psychological examinations in compliance with California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) standards.

* US citizen, or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.

* Current California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic certificate or must obtain Basic certificate within one year of employment.
* Involves occasional evening, weekend and holiday work.

Other Recruitment Notes
The University of California, Santa Barbara has retained Bob Murray & Associates to assist in this search. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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