The purpose of this position is to actively manage and uphold the City's mission and values; to plan, direct and review the activities and operations of the Police Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
This recruitment is open until the position is filled.
The City will begin reviewing applications on February 20, 2023.
Please attach a cover letter and resume.
Annual Salary Range:
$182,870 - $226,244
The City of Tempe offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
To view the employee benefit summary, please visit:
Department / Division:
Police Department / Office of the Chief
This position is classified as safety sensitive.
Requires eight (8) years of supervisory experience in law enforcement, including three (3) years of experience at the rank of Commander or higher.
Candidates must have the minimum amount of work experience. Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year). The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.
The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).
Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
The Police Chief must live within a 10-mile radius of Tempe city limits within a time period designated by the City Manager.
Applicants considered for this job classification must pass the following:
For a complete list of City of Tempe job descriptions go to:
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The City of Tempe is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the CareersInGovernment.com job board.