Director of Public Safety
City of Morganton - Morganton, North Carolina
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level Salary:
- $69,944.00 annual
- Top Pay:
- $104,912.00 annual
The City of Morganton is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and rests on the eastern side of beautiful Lake James. Steeped in history with affordable, old-fashioned “Main Street” southern charm, the community of 17,000 is family-oriented with an emphasis on outdoor activities. Located on Interstate 40 between Hickory and Asheville, Morganton is quickly earning the reputation of being “Nature’s Playground.” The City's combined police and fire departments have been melded successfully since 1976. The Director:performs complex and comprehensive law enforcement and managerial work within the combined police and fire department; directs all law enforcement and fire activities within the City by implementing and maintaining performance excellence, including fire and physical fitness training – this ensures the responses to community needs have a positive impact on the residents and the City’s overall “shared vision of excellence;” has the ability to speak effectively before a group, to deal tactfully and firmly with the public, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and must be proficient in the skills of cooperation and collaboration. The work involves complete managerial and supervisory roles including adherence to all federal and state standards/reports; establishment of policies and procedures while enforcing compliance; monitoring crime and accident trends; and development and oversight of department’s budget. This position is hired by the City Manager and works closely with both the Manager and the 5-member City Council, and is an integral part of the City Manager’s leadership team.
Must have a thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and practice of municipal, budget and public administration. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City and State officials, City staff and the public.
- Age: : Minimum age 18
- Education: : 4-yr Law Enforc/Crim Just/Pub Admn/related (Master's preferred)
- Experience: : See Additional Requirement
Must have a thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and practice of municipal, budget and public administration. Must possess the ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with City & State officials, City staff & the public. Additional Experience Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and facilitate meetings with media and citizens. Must possess the ability to analyze complex police and fire problems/data/trends/costs and be able to make sound and comprehensive recommendations. Successful candidates will participate in an “Assessment Center” - type activity as part of the final selection process. Residency within Burke County limits is required.Residency within Burke County is required. A cover letter WITH salary requirements, resume, and transcript(s) must accompany the City of Morganton application -- these items comprise the "application package." Send the application package to: Cheryl Dellinger Director of Human ResourcesCity of Morganton PO Box 3448 Morganton, NC 29690-3448 Position will remain open until filled. The City of Morganton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.