Director of Information Services Fort Collins, Colorado

Salary Hiring Range: $120,000 to $130,000 DOQ
Deadline:   September 10, 2018
Apply at:  apply@krw-associates.com

The Opportunity

The Fort Collins Police Service is seeking a contemporary professional to serve in a civilian/non-sworn capacity, leading and managing FCPS’ 911 Center, Records Unit, Property and Evidence, and Technical Projects-Information Systems.   Candidates must have a demonstrated record of leadership founded upon the values of respect, integrity, service, and engagement.  Additionally, candidates must have a record of respect for diversity in the workplace along with a commitment to proactive, hands-on, participative management and possess excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, communication, and financial management skills.

Police Services seeks a person who wants to accept the challenge of supporting the vision of creating the safest community in the nation.  Assigned support functions will lead to reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime, and enhancing the quality of life in our community.  If you are interested in working in partnership to protect and serve our community with professionalism, integrity, and honor, then Fort Collins Police Services is the place for you.

The Director will have a varied professional background to include operations in and the supervision, management, and administration of critical support functions for direct police operations; this will include demonstrable success working with a diverse community and direct collaboration both within the agency and externally.  Viable candidates may include previously sworn personnel or those desiring to transition from a sworn to a civilian position.

The Position

  • Has historically been appointed by the Chief of Police as a member of the Executive Staff (Deputy Chief, Assistant Chiefs, and Director) from within the ranks of the department. This announcement opens the process to eligible law enforcement leaders nationwide.
  • Reports to the Chief of Police.
  • Serves in the Information Services Division along the four Sworn Divisions which include: Administration, Patrol, Community & Special Services, and Criminal Investigations.
  • Plans and supervises the operational activities and services of Police Information Services, including Communications, Records, Technical Projects/IS, and Property and Evidence.
  • Participates in the collaborative executive leadership of the agency while having direct responsibility for the overall planning, direction, budget, coordination, discipline, and evaluation of the assigned Division.
  • Represents Police Services at a variety of community meetings and City Council meetings.
  • Interacts with other City departments to further City-wide goal accomplishment.
  • Leads and coordinates groups on a variety of issues within the Division, Agency, and City.
  • Must be able to render credible testimony in judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • Must reside within 5 miles of the City limits.

The Community

Located in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University, many technological firms, and an outstanding public-school system.  Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping.

During the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, is available throughout the historic downtown area.  Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city.

This rapidly urbanizing community operates under a sophisticated and comprehensive development plan and is a full-service city offering more than 600 acres of parks and 20 miles of off-street recreation trails. With a population of over 171,000, residents enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine each year and access to natural areas, golf courses, recreation centers, and public transit. If you are seeking the Colorado lifestyle in a community in which you can reinvent and reinvigorate yourself, then Fort Collins is your city.

 The Organization

Fort Collins Police Services is a progressive and professional organization, currently employing 220 officers and 115 civilian staff with a budget in excess of $43 million.  Fort Collins Police Services is accredited through the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and its communication center is an Accredited Center of Excellence in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.

Our vision is to make Fort Collins the safest community in the nation through professional and compassionate police services.  We focus on our values of respect, integrity, service, and engagement as we serve the community and promote the safe and equitable treatment of citizens.  The City of Fort Collins is a great place to work and is known as an employer of choice to attract, retain, engage, develop, and reward a diverse and competitive workforce to meet the needs of the community now and in the future.

Competencies and Personal Characteristics

  • Honest and accountable.
  • Collaborative work style with an ability to be part of the Agency’s Executive Staff.
  • Experience identifying necessary changes and leading an organization through the change process.
  • Political acumen—ability to effectively maneuver complex political situations.
  • Aptitude for creating partnerships that improve community health and safety.
  • Demonstrated competencies in visionary, effective, and engaged police leadership.
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills.
  • Extensive experience in the components of contemporary police management and operations, technology and support functions.
  • Experience and demonstrated success building strong relationships of trust, mutual understanding, and accountability with Executive Staff peers, employees of the Agency, City officials, members of the community, and regional partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with members of a collective bargaining unit.
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to department-wide equity and inclusiveness beginning with personal cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to being visible, available, and approachable within the department and in the community.
  • A genuine commitment to leading an open and transparent police department.
  • A proven commitment to personal and staff development and progressive department-wide training that is consistent with and responsive to the needs of the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish outcome-based objectives using a data driven approach to improvement, quality assurance, and policing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of selection/hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university is highly preferred.
  • Executive Law Enforcement/Government training is highly preferred.
  • Executive-level experience is preferred.

Compensation

The salary hiring range is $120,000 – $130,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package including:

  • Take-home (assigned) vehicle
  • Clothing allowance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (9 designated days)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Program with Awards
  • Back-up Child & Adult Care & Referral Service

 How to Apply

To apply for this position, send an email addressed to apply@krw-associates.com, Subject: Fort Collins Police Director of Information Services, indicating your desire to apply for the position.  Applicants must attach the following required documents to the email (in Word or PDF format only): cover letter, resume, salary history, and 6 professional references.  Application materials will be accepted electronically from August 10, 2018 to September 10, 2018 by KRW Associates, LLC.  Questions should be directed to Ron Sloan, KRW Associates Managing Partner at info@krw-associates.com or 303-325-1113 or Barbara Smith at info@krw-associates.com or 708-466-8768.

 The City of Fort Collins is an equal opportunity employer.

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