Job Title*: Chief of Police Emergency Mgt Pay Grade*: 134 / $139,623 < $185,001 < $230,378 Interested applicants should reach out to Gregg Moser at to submit a resume and be considered for this role. GENERAL SUMMARY: Directs and oversees activities of personnel engaged in Transit Police services for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Directs and oversees Police and Emergency Management activities for the protection of customers, employees, property, and sustained readiness for natural and terroristic actions. 2. Establishes and secures approval of goals and programs for Transit Police activities with broad latitude for decision-making. 3. Interviews, selects, supervises, develops, evaluates, counsels, and if necessary, terminates subordinate personnel in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines to include Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) program goals and objectives. 4. Assumes a leadership role in development of policies and procedures for Transit Police that affect most, if not all, organizational components within Transit Police to include reviewing, approving, and evaluating policies and procedures for effectiveness. 5. Oversees the development and implementation of security measures to deescalate and deter unwanted behavior and promote public safety and security for all customers, employees and community members. Serves as security advisor for DART. 6. Develops and implements performance standards to measure effectiveness and accountability. 7. Oversees technical studies for procurement of police equipment, machinery, and devices. 8. Direct the police budget to ensure sufficient resources to conduct safety and security requirements. Also, monitors trends, variances, and adjustments to ensure the department remains within budget. 9. Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to brief and report safety and security information and data to the Executive Management Team and Board of Directors. 10. Acts as a resource to and liaison between police and various departments within DART as well as with external contacts. Represents DART to the public regarding transit and public safety issues. 11. Promotes established safety, training, and quality assurance programs. 12. Prepares a variety of reports for management review such as resource allocation, division activities, status reports, etc. 13. Knowledge of current and new industry trends, methodology, technology, servant leadership models and community policing practices. 14. Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 1. Incumbent is subject to the federal testing regulations of safety sensitive positions, which include random alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment. 2. Must work in a safe manner/constant degree of alertness. 3. Mental ability to read complex materials and concentrate on details. 4. Must successfully pass firearms testing with a department issued service weapon within department and TCOLE guidelines; must be able to operate a two-way radio and other police equipment. 5. Must be able to operate DART police vehicle. 6. Knowledge of budget development/analysis, and operational cost factors. 7. Proficiency of PC software applications to include Microsoft Office and other related software applications. 8. Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex interpersonal, technical, and administrative problems. 9. Dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services. Acts with customers in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. 10. Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Can communicate messages to achieve the desired outcome. 11. Ability to directly address conflicts and approach them as opportunities. Read situations quickly. Good at focused listening. Can navigate difficult situations, identify and implement appropriate solutions, and settle disputes equitably. Can find common ground and facilitate cooperation. 12. Ability to build strong teams. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Shares wins and successes. Fosters open dialogue and empowers employees to succeed in their work. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team. 13. Ability to empower employees by providing challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Holds frequent development discussions. Is aware of career goals for each direct report. Constructs compelling development plans and executes them. 14. Ability to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals. Breaks down work into the process steps. Develops schedules and task/people assignments. Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks. Measures performance against goals. Evaluates results. 15. Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to identify and solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Is excellent at honest analysis. Looks beyond the obvious and is able to identify the best answers and solutions. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered in lieu of the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications. This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience to include three (3) years at an executive level. Graduation from a command leadership program such as the FBI National Academy, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College, or a similar program is strongly preferred. A master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must also have a valid Class C driver’s license and be certified as a Texas Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement — or have earned similar certification from another state with the ability to obtain TCOLE certification within six months of their hire. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in an environment where there is exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and using all protective clothing and devices provided. Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned. DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V Interested applicants should reach out to Gregg Moser at to submit a resume and be considered for this role.