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BUREAU OF ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATION
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, is recruiting for a Regional Director
of the Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation. This position, located in Scranton, is
responsible for managing the operations of a regional office and directing a program of
investigations and inspections within a 23 county area.
In addition to offering a rewarding career in public service, the position also offers competitive
pay and an excellent benefits package.
Applicants must have ten years of investigative experience involving the development and
presentation of evidence regarding violations or alleged violations of rules and regulations, including
two years of investigative supervisory experience; or six years experience as described including
two years of investigative supervisory experience and a bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent
combination of experience and training that includes two years experience supervising
For additional information and assistance with submitting an application, please contact
Diana Weightman, Human Resource Analyst, at (717)783-9273.
Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.
CHIEF OF POLICE ROYERSFORD BOROUGH, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Royersford Borough is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. Royersford is located in the western Montgomery County Pennsylvania, approximately 32 miles Northwest of Philadelphia. The Borough is primarily residential, with professional and service businesses on Main Street providing most of the commerce. The Borough has an area of approximately 1.0 square miles and a population of approximately 4700. The Royersford Borough Police Department is comprised of 7 FT, 3-4 PT sworn officers and 1 civilian employee. The annual operating budget for the Department is approximately $1.1 million. Royersford operates under the conventional Borough form of government with the Chief of Police reporting to the Mayor. The Chief of Police is a non-civil service position. The Chief of Police is required to perform the duties of a patrol officer on a regular basis in addition to being the principal administrative officer of the police department and is responsible for supervising all personnel, functions, and operations. He/she is required to advance the perception of the department through modern and progressive policing methods supported by the community and is required to maintain a visible presence within the borough’s neighborhoods and business district.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for The Position Include: Knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, community policing strategies and initiatives, budgets, grant preparation, planning, hiring, coordinating, policy development, information technology and leadership. Command level municipal police experience is a plus.
Requirements for this position includes:Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent combined with law enforcement experience and progressive training in the law enforcement field; at least ten years of policing experience which includes a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in the law enforcement; Current Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A.§ 2161) certification.
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field; Successful completion of advanced training such as The FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern School of Staff and Command or equivalent is a plus.
A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Salary for the position is approximately $82,000 to $85,000 DOQ . The Chief of Police position also includes a competitive benefits package. The successful applicant must live within a 15 mile radius of Borough Hall within 6 months of employment
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of policing responsibilities and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked “Royersford Borough Police Chief Search”.
Resume must be received no later than December 20, 2013.
Send via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via USPS to: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
3905 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
ROYERSFORD BOROUGH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
CHIEF OF POLICE – TOWNSHIP OF COLLIER
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
The Township of Collier seeks a full-time Police Chief to lead a Department of 14 full-time and a full-time administrative assistant. Collier Township has a population of 7,500, and has a growing commercial and residential base. The annual operating budget for the Police Department is approximately $1.5 million for 2013. The Township has significant interstate highway traffic and access points and provides school resource officers for the high school and elementary school complex.
Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of police administration and a record of proven management and leadership skills. Minimum requirements include a college degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, public administration or related field or at least ten years of command/supervisory experience in law enforcement. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to prepare budget estimates and control departmental expenditures, oversee officer discipline and work with Township elected and appointed officials. The successful candidate will be required to reside within 30 minutes driving time to Collier Township within 12 months of appointment. Salary ranges from $ 88,000 to $100,000 DOQ, plus excellent benefits. Email a cover letter and resume to Salvatore M. Sirabella, Manager, Collier Township, 2418 Hilltop Road, Presto, PA 15148, email@example.com. The Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Upper Macungie Township
Qualified persons are invited to apply to Upper Macungie Township to take a competitive examination leading to eligibility for appointment as a police patrol officer in Upper Macungie Township.
An application form and details of the selection process may be obtained online at www.uppermac.org or in person at the Upper Macungie Township Police Department (UMTPD) located at 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville PA. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 will be charged upon returning the application.
Completed applications must be filed with the UMTPD by noon on Monday, December 16, 2012. The written examination and physical agility testing will be conducted on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
• Have completed Act 120 training
Starting probationary salary is $51,000.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Upper Macungie Township
8330 Schantz Rd
Breinigsville, PA 18031
PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER TESTING ANNOUNCEMENT
Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA
Whitemarsh Township will be conducting a competitive testing process for the position of Probationary Police Officer. Applications may be picked up at the Whitemarsh Township Police Department located at 616 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444 or downloaded from the Whitemarsh Township website at www.whitemarshtwp.org. Applications will not be mailed out. Applications must be post marked no later than 4PM on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to WPD. A $25.00 administrative fee MUST BE returned with the application. Check or money orders should be made payable to WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT, do not send cash. Applications submitted without the required administration fee will be discarded. If the check is returned for insufficient funds or a closed account, your application will be rejected. No exceptions will be made. Incomplete applications and applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. No residency requirements. Any questions, please contact Lt. Christopher Ward at 484-594-2735.
The testing process will consist of a scored resume and application review with the top thirty (30) scoring applicants including ties, invited to advance to the physical agility test(Pass/Fail), followed by a competitive oral review board interview(Date -TBD). The physical agility test is scheduled for 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Germantown Academy located at 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034. Registration begins at 5:00PM. Physical agility requirements are attached.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Every applicant must be 21 years of age on or before October 16, 2013.
- Every applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Every applicant must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma and attained a minimum of 60 college credits from an Accredited University or College.
- Every applicant must be a United States citizen.
- Every applicant must have the ability to sit; reach at all levels; handle vehicle controls; firearms and specialized equipment frequently.
- Every applicant must possess excellent eye-hand-foot coordination and physical stamina
- Every applicant must possess the ability to withstand exposure to traffic hazards continuously, withstand exposure to weather, wet conditions, excessive noise, hazardous materials and personal danger occasionally.
Whitemarsh Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Township’s policy to grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, marital status or non-job related physical or mental handicap or disability.
PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
JOB TITLE: RELOCATION COORDINATOR
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
Adult Criminal Division and Juvenile Delinquent Division
WORK HOURS: Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or as assigned including on call
IMMEDIATE REPORTING SUPERVISOR:
Director, Victim Witness Services Unit
· Completion of bachelor’s degree program from an accredited college or university
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
· Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
· Successful completion of criminal and child abuse background checks
· City residency required within six (6) months of hiring date
· Familiarity with the Philadelphia Criminal and/or Juvenile Justice Systems
· Familiarity with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Crime Victims Act
· Familiarity with the neighborhoods of the City of Philadelphia
· Demonstrated ability to work as a team player
· Demonstrated ability to handle high volume of work in a high stress environment
· Demonstrated ability to successfully work with victims in trauma and crisis
· Excellent speaking, writing and listening skills
· Bi/Tri-lingual language skills
· Law enforcement experience
A Relocation Coordinator assists victims of and witnesses to crime, along with family members, who are in imminent danger of being hurt or killed, by providing services to assist in the emergency and/or long term relocation.
- Supervises three Victim/Witness Coordinators who provide comprehensive, intensive, and individualized direct assistance to crime victims and witnesses who experience intimidation. Assistance includes danger assessments, needs assessments, placement in temporary and long-term housing, referrals to additional supportive services, and management of other concerns associated with relocation.
- Provides direct assistance on cases requiring special attention or when consultation is needed. Cases requiring special attention may involve significant danger or threat, witnesses experiencing mental health crises, or witnesses who are unable to adhere to program guidelines.
- Transports relocation witnesses to and from court, necessary personal appointments and other destinations as needed and required.
- Provides on-call support for Witness Relocation Program outside normal business hours, when necessary and appropriate.
- Establishes, maintains and enhances relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, social services agencies, hotels, public housing facilities, and other housing entities within and outside of Philadelphia.
- Assesses and evaluates relocation services being performed to insure and improve quality.
- Maintains programmatic and fiscal records.
- Advocates sustaining and expanding funding opportunities for witness relocation expenses at both the local and state levels.
- Provides educational workshops to inform District Attorney’s Office employees, community members, and service providers about the Witness Relocation Program.
- Other duties as required or desirable.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Rachel Kimmich Mitchell, Director of Human Resources at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference “Relocation Coordinator” in the subject line.
Chief of Police
Fairview Township, a suburban community, located in York County PA. with a diverse population of approximately 17,000 is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a department of 15 police officers and two civilians.
The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police administrative and operational practices, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to create and implement a strategy of community policing and crime reduction.
The Chief will be expected to advance the legitimacy and perception of the police by advocating actions that are supported by the community.
The Chief of Police is expected to maintain a visible presence within neighborhoods and business districts. The ability to work cooperatively with Local, County, Commonwealth, Federal officials, municipal administration(s), citizens and civic leaders is required. Candidates must have served at least 12 years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of seven years of recent administrative and supervisory experience as a Detective, Lieutenant or higher level of administrative positions within a similar or larger-sized department that serves a suburban community. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or experience combined with progressive training may be substituted for the Degree. A record of continuing career education and development that includes graduation from the FBI National Academy or similar executive level law enforcement training is preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience that closely meets the needs of the Township will be considered. The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within I year of employment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. To apply, send a letter of interest and complete resume to: Fairview Township, Police Chief Application Attn: Teresa Laughead PO Box 1146 Harrisburg PA. 17108-1146. Resumes should be received by May 31, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Fairview Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMAND PROFESSIONALS
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) conceives, builds, operates, and maintains infrastructure critical to the New York/New Jersey region’s trade and transportation network. These facilities include America’s busiest airport system, marine terminals and ports, the PATH rail transit system, six tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, and the World Trade Center.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeks highly skilled and experienced law enforcement command professionals to fill Captain and above ranks in its Port Authority Police Department.
The Port Authority‘s Police Force was established in 1928 and is currently made up of nearly 1,600 uniformed, armed law enforcement officers with jurisdiction in both New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of millions of travelers that use our major airports, seaports, Hudson River crossings, and PATH stations located in and around Northern New Jersey and New York City.
The Port Authority is seeking candidates with strong leadership, command, and communication skills; labor relations experience; a history of successful partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies and other law enforcement jurisdictions; and a demonstrated, successful record of commanding a police unit.
The security functions of the Authority are being streamlined, centralized, and strengthened. Any new police commanders hired pursuant to this search will become a critical element of this larger security transition and reform.
Under the overall command of a Chief of Department, the candidates selected for these grades will exercise full-scope, day-to-day operational command of distinct, geographically organized PAPD units.
These individuals will be expected to uphold the law; preserve and protect patrons, employees, and property of the Authority; operate their units in an effective and cost-efficient manner; develop strong interagency and private-sector partnerships for the purpose of achieving a maximally efficient policing and security structure; and command, motivate, inspire, and maintain proper order and discipline among subordinates.
Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supervising day-to-day police functions, developing uniformed staff to a high degree of competence, and overseeing the training and assignment of subordinates
- Enforcing discipline, good order, and the highest standards of personal and unit probity
- Managing and participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs
- Monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, procedures, techniques, and equipment utilized in the conduct of all activities assigned to police personnel and making recommendations to eliminate inadequacies or improving operations, service, and staffing levels, while promoting change management to ensure successful implementation
- Directing staff, analyzing problems, identifying solutions and implementing recommendations in support of goals, modifications to police programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate
- Integrating public safety and security strategies with the agency goals and objectives
- Developing and maintaining lines of communication and cooperation with peers in surrounding local, state, and federal agencies; coordinating joint operations with outside agencies; and mitigating conflicts with other departments or agencies
- Attending and participating in professional group meetings, maintaining awareness of new trends in law enforcement, and incorporating new developments as appropriate
POSITION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- A minimum of 60 college credits, from an accredited college or university, toward a major in criminal justice, law, social science, or a related field
- At least eight (8) years of experience in law enforcement with a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience as a police commander of a large uniformed workforce
The ideal candidate(s) will present the following qualifications profile:
- Experience in progressively responsible senior level positions in law enforcement
- A record of leadership by example and the highest standards of personal probity
- An ability to effectively manage individuals from diverse professional backgrounds
- Strong conflict resolution and decision making skills
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of methods and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, care and custody of persons and property, crime prevention, records management, security, dispatch, and financial management of a precinct
- An ability to work constructively with local, state, and federal agencies
- Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
Complexity of positions:
The roles/responsibilities involve duties necessitating irregular work hours. The positions require that those selected be on 24-hour call for notifications, and that they be available for recall as conditions warrant, or at the direction of the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, Chief Security Officer, the Director of Public Safety and the Chief of Department/Public Safety of the Authority. Decision-making in a high-pressure environment and the ability to convey a sense of control and organization is crucial.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should apply directly online to this position by visiting our career website at www.JoinThePortAuthority.com. Scroll down and click on Law Enforcement Command Professionals and submit a resume and cover letter.
Note: This posting will remain open until vacancies are filled.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Victim Service Professionals
Are you looking for professional growth and challenges in the field of victim services? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of Pennsylvania’s crime victims? Do you want to aid crime victims through direct service and compensation assistance?
…then think about joining the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and being a member of their team!
Who are they?
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) is an organization comprised of over 1,200 command level law enforcement officers, formed in 1913, which has evolved into a professional network of law enforcement managers providing a vehicle through which members can come together, examine issues, and address the needs of their colleagues. PCPA currently supports six positions in the Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) in the Office of Victims’ Services at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) in Harrisburg.
There are currently two PCPA vacancies within VCAP at PCCD, a Claim Specialist and a Client Service Representative/Staff Support position.
PCPA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid holidays, and a competitive salary.
How do you apply?
Please send a resume’ to Christopher J. Braun, Technology Coordinator, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, 3905 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1536 or to email@example.com.
For more information on these positions, please contact Christopher Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Enforcement Information Collection Specialist
Work Statement: The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) and the Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) are looking for an individual to fill a newly created part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week. The VCAP, created by Act 139 of July 1976, was established as a response to the financial losses incurred by victims of crime, and, on an annual basis, provides assistance to 9,000 new victims of crime with payouts totaling over $12 million. The guiding principles of the Program are contained within the Crime Victims Act.
The individual selected to fill this position will be responsible for:
- •· Obtaining police incident reports, accident reports, and the VCAP Police Questionnaire from law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth
- •· Providing training and technical assistance to police departments on the importance of obtaining completed police reports and the need for the expedited return of those reports
- •· Compiling a tool-box of best practices to provide to police departments with tips on expediting the return of police reports
- •· Related work as needed
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- •· Become familiar with the Crime Victims Act, including the sections on responsibilities of state and local law enforcement, the prosecutors, etc.
•· Conduct all work in accordance with the statutes, regulations, policies and procedures governing the Victims Compensation Assistance Program.
•· Work from PCCD’s Office of Victims’ Services VCAP office in Harrisburg.
•· Attend and participate in regularly scheduled meetings held by VCAP for its staff and others, and be prepared to verbally report on the status of his/her activities.
•· Maintain general knowledge about PCCD and the Office of Victims’ Services’ various programs and functions, as well as the victim assistance services provided by other agencies.
- •· Understand and comply with the confidentiality requirements of the Crime Victims Act
- •· Understand the VCAP claim process and how it relates to the use of police reports
- •· Become familiar with the Dependable Access for Victim Expenses System (DAVE), VCAP’s web-based automated case management and claims processing system, and be able to run and quantify reports to determine police agencies that need technical assistance, those that should be acknowledged for providing timely reports.
- •· Be able to enter claim notes and other pertinent data into the DAVE System
- •· Become familiar with the law enforcement forms and documents used by VCAP staff
- •· Work cooperatively with local, regional, county, commonwealth, and federal law enforcement officials and agencies.
- •· Maintain up to date lists of police agencies and associated contacts for obtaining police reports
- •· Be available to work, on occasion, varying schedules to make contacts with officers/detectives when required to meet the demands of the position
- •· Be able to travel to police agencies within the Commonwealth, to discuss best practices and to provide technical assistance to those who are not providing police reports in a reasonable amount of time.
- •· Be able to work in an open office or cubical environment
- •· Be able to discuss the requirements and attributes of the PCPA Accreditation Program and how it relates to the chapters on Victim and Witness Services
- •· Be able to work with a varied and diverse staff within the OVS and in System-based and Community-based programs throughout the Commonwealth.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- •· Have had a successful career in law enforcement at a rank of lieutenant or higher
- •· Possess a demonstrated knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and techniques
- •· Be familiar with Excel, Word, Outlook, etc., and be able to use search engines proficiently
- •· Have excellent customer service skills to be utilized when making contacts via telephone, email, and in person.
- •· Be able to maintain files, lists, databases, etc., to track calls and contacts and for tickling future calls and information exchanges
- •· Have currently or previously possessed Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification.
- •· Possess a valid PA driver’s license.
- •· Be able to perform essential job functions
- •· Have the ability to make sound and logical decisions
- •· Have good prioritizing and problem-solving abilities
- •· Have the ability to remember details
- •· Have good grammar, writing, and composition skills
- •· Have legible handwriting and good telephone manners and voice
For more information please contact Christopher Braun at email@example.com.