Police Chief candidates sought – Applications due September 14, 2018

Police Chief candidates sought – Applications due September 14, 2018

The City of Farmer City is seeking talented, experienced and dynamic candidate for the position of Police Chief to join their team.  Farmer City is a quiet, stable community of 2,000, located directly on I-74 between Bloomington and Champaign in Central Illinois.  The City provides a full range of municipal services.  This is a full-time exempt position that oversees the operations and activities of the Police Department.  The Chief administers and monitors the department budget; develops long- and short-term goals; establishes policies, procedures and operations for the department; provides technical guidance, performance coaching and evaluations for 5 FTE subordinate personnel; manages code enforcement efforts; and serves as department liaison with the business community, schools and other community stakeholders, among other duties.

Qualifications:  Associate’s degree in law enforcement or related field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  5-7 years experience in management of municipal law enforcement work or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Possess and retain the ability to lawfully possess a firearm.  Possess and maintain Certification in the State of Illinois.  Valid State of Illinois driver’s license.

Residency:  Candidate to reside within 40-mile radius of the City of Farmer City or to establish residence within one year of date of appointment as Chief of Police.

Salary Range:  Competitive salary dependent on qualifications; projected to be $62,000-70,000.  Competitive benefit package including IMRF, health insurance, vacation and sick leave.

How to Apply:  Candidates should submit a resume, application, current salary information and three (3) community or professional references to [email protected].  Applications can be found here https://www.farmercityil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Job-application-form.pdf or at City Hall, 105 S Main St, Farmer City.  Respond by September 14, 2018.  The City of Farmer City is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Farmer City, IL 61842