This Department Head position is responsible for the overall management of the Municipal Police Services Department. The Manager is responsible for the leadership of municipal staff; working closely with the RCMP’s Officer In Charge (Supt) and their Staff to support the Municipal Police Service Agreement (MPSA); provide oversight and recommendations related to the implementation of the MPSA; management, maintenance, and operation of related facilities and equipment; financial, technical and operational planning and implementation, and program development and direction.
This position is responsible for establishing a visible and collaborative partnership with the RCMP while providing effective and efficient support and delivery of policing services in Red Deer. Working as a leader, this position develops and manages programs delivered by municipal staff including reviewing and optimizing business processes and developing relationships with appropriate staff. As well, this position provides oversight and fiduciary management of the MPSA by reviewing the procurement of goods and services authorized through the MPSA to ensure effective and efficient use of City funds.
University degree in a related field, plus five years in a progressively more senior level in a municipal or police setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Strong relationship, team-building, listening and leadership skills. A thorough knowledge of relevant federal, provincial and municipal legislation and regulations.
Must pass and retain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance.
Possess above average leadership qualities.
Ability to resolve conflict during controversial situations and lead by example.
Demonstrated public relations skills, including the ability to speak effectively in public and work cooperatively with the media.
Strong administrative and labour relations skills.
Strong communication skills both written and oral.
Expertise in working in a political atmosphere.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with Municipally and Provincially appointed and elected officials, staff members, labour unions, the public and the media.
Ability to write detailed and comprehensive reports.
Subject to high stress levels.
Exposure to public and media criticism.
High demand on energy due to interruptions, distractions, and deadlines.
Potential for psychological trauma.
Subject to excessive eye strain due to computer operations.
Hours of Work: 75 hours biweekly.
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Applications are being accepted until March 13, 2020