Hiring range is negotiable between $72,607 and $93,664 depending on a candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The recruitment and selection process is being managed by City of Goldsboro & Developmental Associates.
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Performs complex professional protective service and difficult administrative work in directing the activities of a major division in the Police Department. An employee in this class is assigned special administrative and supervisory work assisting in the management of the Police Department and acts in the absence of the Chief when assigned. Responsibilities include supervising the operations, support services or investigative services divisions of the department; monitoring division budget expenditures, coordinating department hiring and promotional processes; responding to citizen complaints and concerns and conducting research on new programs and activities. Work includes conferring with and advising subordinate supervisors on police methods and personnel matters.

* Supervises the work of multiple units within the police department and assists the Police Chief with departmental supervisory and administrative work; assists with decisions in unusual situations as circumstances permit; reviews and participates in hiring, promotions and disciplinary actions; serves in the absence of the Police Chief.
* Provides technical guidance to subordinate supervisors on police methods, personnel matters and on cases or concerns that are uncommon or likely to gain media attention.
* Meets frequently with unit supervisors to assess effectiveness of programs and activities; reviews reports for accuracy and thoroughness.
* Researches and recommends new and revised departmental policies and procedures.
* Takes calls from citizens regarding problems, complaints, requests, questions, and sometimes sensitive issues; investigates concerns; meets and confers with citizens, department staff, City management and others to identify proper response.
* Prepares budget requests for division and assists in formulation of departmental budget; researches prices of equipment, monitors budget expenditures and coordinates purchasing of equipment and supplies in the budget.
* Identifies training needs for subordinate employees and assists with scheduling appropriate training courses.
* Prepares and submits grant applications and monitors grant expenditures, once awarded, to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
* Monitors crime within the city to identify trends and special enforcement needs and coordinates work with other units within the department.
* Evaluates subordinates and monitors work performance for effective operating procedures.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

* Knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the police department.
* Knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.
* Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations concerning DCI and evidence chain of custody requirements.
* Knowledge of OSHA regulations on blood borne pathogens.
* Knowledge of modern and effective supervisory practices of motivation, communication, counseling, discipline, and performance evaluation.
* Knowledge of the application of computers to modern law enforcement work.
* Knowledge of the organization’s personnel policies, budget and purchasing procedures, and effective supervisory practices.
* Knowledge of the laws, court cases, and guidelines related to the hiring process.
* Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.
* Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
* Ability to meet the promotional requirements as set by the Police Chief.
* Ability to present effective court testimony and make public presentations.
* Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and activity reports.
* Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens, department staff, and City officials.


The work is medium work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The work may require specific physical characteristic and abilities such as heightened strength, mobility, dexterity and full range of motion. The following additional physical abilities are also required: manual dexterity, hearing, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, visual acuity and walking.

The work is generally performed in inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids. Work as a law enforcement officer is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens. Use of safe work practices with equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals are required. The work environment involves extremely high risks with exposure to potentially life threatening (traffic, biological, chemical, fire, gun fire) situations or unusual environmental risk which require a full range of safety and other precautions, but in some cases, these precautions cannot prevent injury, illness, or possibly death. These risks occur on a more frequent basis. Employees will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shield.

* Twelve (12) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience and at least two (2) years (full time) which have been served in the position of a Captain (for internal applicants) or an equivalent position (for external).
* Successful completion of Administrative Officer Management Program, Southern Police Institute, or equivalent is preferred.
* Possess the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.
* Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

* Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
* Applicants must have current certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina.

Notice to Out of State Applicants
To be eligible for consideration as a lateral or out-of-state transfer, applicant must obtain North Carolina certification as a law enforcement officer within one year of employment. If not currently certified in North Carolina as a Police Officer, must have the ability to meet the lateral entry requirements as set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. These requirements can be found at the link under “Out-of-State Transfers.”

The City of Goldsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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