The City of Gresham is accepting applications for the position of Police Lieutenant. The competitive candidate will exhibit an ability to plan, organize, and manage administrative and tactical operations and activities of a division shift and programs relative to their area of assignment while upholding department values, policing philosophy, our stated values, and mission. We are seeking someone who is service-oriented, honest, approachable, and a responsive leader who recognizes the strength of our organization.

As Oregon’s fourth-largest city, Gresham is a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity. Gresham is a dynamic, innovative, and rapidly growing city where families and businesses have a mutual desire and drive to thrive. Situated near the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood recreation area, and minutes from Portland, Gresham has much to offer. Our employees care deeply about the community they serve and go beyond to deliver services in collaborative, inventive, practical, and nimble ways. Our work is challenging, fast-paced, and rewarding.

We believe that to deliver the highest level of service to all Gresham community members, it is crucial we employ a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive working environment, and ensure our policies and systems result in equitable outcomes. The City seeks candidates who will support these values by continuously incorporating equity in their daily work and actively contributing to a workplace culture that respects unique viewpoints, life experiences, and cultural perspectives. COME BUILD THE FUTURE WITH US!

Our Police Lieutenants are assigned to patrol operations, investigations, or services units and may rotate assignments periodically.

The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:
Manages and oversees the operation and activities of personnel in an assigned operational division to achieve goals
Establishes and enforces policies, procedures, and performance standards to assure effective operations or administrative activities in compliance with guidelines, goals, objectives, and state and local laws
Evaluates work methods, case handling, and results; develops and implements corrective measures as needed
Conducts Internal Affairs investigations involving department personnel
Provides advice, assistance, and training to personnel as necessary to make full use of individual capabilities
Oversees police patrol duties, investigation of crimes, and other special assignments
Facilitates, makes presentations, and attends community meetings of special citizen interest groups, neighborhood or business community members, and the public
Provides advice and assistance to assigned personnel
Interprets rules, regulations, laws, codes, and ordinances

Required Education and Experience:

Associate’s degree, or ninety (90) college credit hours as defined by Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) -AND-
Three (3) years of experience as a Police Sergeant in a law enforcement agency -AND-
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Supervisory certificate or equivalent -AND-
No adverse personnel actions (Letter of Admonishment, Letter of Reprimand, or equivalent) within the past three (3) years -AND-
Ability to obtain an Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Management certificate within 36 months of hire
A valid driver license is required.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a full background check, physical, drug screen, and psychological evaluation.

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