Police Chief

Hardin, MT
City of Hardin

Salary Information: $58,240.00 Annual plus Benefit Package of $37,139.00
Application Deadline: August 7, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. or until filled

Full Time

The City is seeking a Chief of Police to oversee the implementation and management of a professional Police Department. Candidates for the position should possess demonstrated leadership skills, high integrity, demonstrated success in problem-solving policing methods, methods of departmental equipment procurement, knowledge of grant procurement, and department level financial management.

The City is interested in candidates who can establish community and regional partnerships, work well with the media, lead by example, possess the ability to work administratively and in the field, and build successful working relationships with police department members and City staff. The City Mayor and Police Commission will select the Chief with concurrence of the City Council. The Chief is a direct report to the City Mayor.

The Police Chief is responsible for the general operation and supervision of the Police Department which provides protection to the citizens of the City of Hardin to ensure safety and preserve the peace. Responds to calls for assistance for emergencies and non-emergencies. Provides law enforcement and security duties in enforcing a variety of federal, state, and local laws and regulations to provide for the safety and well-being of life and property.

This position requires ability to communicate orally and in writing, plan, organize, supervise, train, calculate, prepare reports, visually inspect areas, know and apply laws and regulations, prepare and maintain budget, apprehend and control dangerous persons, use firearms, walk over rugged terrain, climb, carry adult weight, hear distress calls, perform limited medical procedures, drive a patrol vehicle, operate police investigative equipment, and maintain records.

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are usually acquired by a combination of education and experience equivalent to:
A U.S. Citizen 18 years old or older. A High School diploma or GED equivalent. Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. At least 15 years experience in Law Enforcement with 5 years in a supervisory or management position. Must possess a valid state of Montana Driver’s License or apply for a Montana Driver’s License within 60 days of moving to the state. Must be a graduate of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) with P.O.S.T. Supervisory or Command Certifications or possess equivalent certifications from a recognized Law Enforcement Academy. Must live within the one-mile radius of City Zoning.

Application and job information are available at Hardin City Hall, 406 N. Cheyenne, www.hardinmt.com, or call 406-665-9292. Application Deadline August 7, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. or until filled.