City of Belmont Seeking Seeking Assistant Chief


Salary Negotiable: Minimum $52,182 – Maximum $79,032

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The purpose of this job is to perform a higher level of management, supervisory, and administrative duties within an assigned division overseeing the functions and operations in accordance with all statues, laws, ordinances, and regulations for which the Police Department is accountable. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising and directing personnel; providing management support in planning, developing, interpreting, and implementing various division policies, goals, and objectives of the department; and reviewing and preparing reports. This position serves on behalf of the Chief of Police in the event of his/her absence.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This employee’s work involves planning, developing, coordinating and supervising a major function in the Police Department. Work involves major participation in formulation, implementation, and evaluation of departmental policies, plans and strategies. Work is performed with wide latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, and performance is evaluated on the basis of results obtained. Work involves extensive contact with government officials, community groups, and the general public. Work may involve an element of personal danger.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Work Delegation, Planning and Organizing, Communication, Employee Development, Administrative Duties, Fiscal Responsibilities, and Productivity and Accountability.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENT: This position requires the employee to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and less force frequently.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures involved in the administration and management of a municipal police department; Comprehensive knowledge of laws, ordinances, and policies relating to municipal law enforcement; Comprehensive knowledge of the use of police records and their application to the solution of police problems; Comprehensive knowledge of law enforcement methods, procedures, and techniques and the ability to apply such knowledge to specific situations; Comprehensive knowledge of methods and practices of the administration and management of a progressive police department; Comprehensive knowledge of management theory and supervisory practices; Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of obtaining and preserving evidence and procedures of proper investigative processes; Thorough knowledge of the procedures used in emergency communications and governmental rules and regulations which apply to the communication function; Ability to become familiar with the geography of the city; Ability to deal courteously and fairly with the public; Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of subordinates; Ability to analyze situations and to take quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action, giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation; Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports; Ability to make effective oral presentations; Ability to obtain information through interviews, interrogations, and observation; Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions; Ability to understand, analyze, interpret, and explain a wide variety of complex written information; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with City officials, other legal authorities, governmental agencies, the media, and the general public; Ability to drive and operate the department’s assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner; Ability to qualify semi-annually with firearms; Ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination including drug screen; Ability to work routinely under highly stressful conditions including life-threatening situations; Must have knowledge of various software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office software) and must be able to use in an effective and efficient manner; Must have strong interpersonal skills.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a repatriated or naturalized citizen of the United States.
  • Must have no record of any felony conviction.

Education and/or Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Science, Business/Public Administration, or related field required. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be considered; Master’s degree preferred
    • Five (5) years’ experience in a law enforcement agency in a senior-level management position required.
    • Responsible administrative experience in the management of a major division required.
    • Completion of state-mandated basic police officer training (BLET) or have the ability to be certified.
  • Must be legally able to possess a firearm and must qualify, meeting departmental and state standards.
    • Must have a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience.
    • Completion of a law enforcement executive level training program (i.e. F.B.I. National Academy or Southern Police Institute preferred.  

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.



APPLY: Entire Job Description Online. Complete an application online with a resume at or mail/deliver to Belmont City Hall Human Resources Department, 115 North Main Street (PO Box 431), Belmont, N.C. 28012. Applications must be received by December 2, 2016.

Equal Opportunity Employer