The Chief of Walker County Police position pays $19.00 to $23.00 per hour, depending on experience & qualifications

The Chief of Walker County Police serves as the Chief codes enforcement officer, providing immediate supervision to other Walker County Police and Codes Officers, as well as guidance and expertise in complex and difficult situations that arise in enforcement of Walker County codes and ordinances.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Evaluates compliance with Walker County codes and ordinances
  • Issues citations with descriptions of corrective actions needed to correct any violations
  • Oversight of monitoring and managing all open citations to ensure all offenses have been corrected and the property is brought into compliance
  • Maintains compliance of all POST records and reports for the department properly
  • Maintains awareness of all cases being handled by other codes officials and provides support and guidance as needed
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field, such as codes or law enforcement
  • Three years on the job training as a supervisor preferred
  • Experience in public relations desired
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to establish and maintain a healthy work environment for all personnel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Use of computers, copiers, telephones, faxes, and other general office equipment
  • Computer literacy, with a working knowledge of iWorQ online software, Microsoft Office, Google for Work and the Walker County Tax Assessor’s Website
  • General safety rules and regulations pertaining to duties
  • High level of critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Expert level skill in using firearms and in handling physical confrontations
  • Policies and procedures pertaining to duties

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • A valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • POST certification, as a mandated peace officer, or the ability to achieve certification
  • POST certification as a Chief, or the ability to achieve certification
  • CPR certification highly desirable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of Chief of Walker County Police. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, crouch and twist to perform such tasks as:

  • Walking on uneven terrain
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Sitting at a desk, attending meetings or while driving
  • Carrying or lifting supplies, files and equipment
  • Pushing and pulling file drawers, tables and chairs
  • Kneeling, bending or crouching to file in lower drawers or to retrieve items from lower shelves or the ground
  • Twisting to get in or out of a vehicle or to move from computer to phone

Hand and foot dexterity is required to operate office equipment, drive a vehicle and handle paperwork.

Hearing and speech is necessary to communicate with citizens and co-workers in person, by telephone and radio.

Good vision is required for all functions.

This position must be able to lift 25 pounds occasionally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is moderate to loud.

About 65% to 75% of the work is performed outdoors daily and in seasonally extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as rain and other environmental elements.  

About 15% to 20% of the time is spent in an office with a controlled environment, and about 15% to 20% of the time is spent driving from one location to another in traffic and weather conditions normal to the Walker County region.

Physical hazards include dangerous equipment, noise and vibration, exposure to foul smells, fumes, gases, chemicals, dust and dirt from time to time. The employee will be expected to wear proper protective equipment including, protective eyewear, gloves, protective footwear, hard hat and reflective safety vest.

STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE

  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided
  • Effective leadership and an ability to manage others effectively
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups and professional associates
  • Accomplishment of job functions in effective and timely manner
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems and find solutions

To apply for this position, click here to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Commissioner
Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to s.robinson@walkerga.us

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