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City of Augusta
Augusta, Kansas, United States
9 days ago



Subject to the approval of the City Manager, the Director of Public Safety will manage personnel, budget, programs and operations of the department with an eye for continuous improvement to meet the needs and expectations of the community.



  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Fire Major, Police Captain, Patrol Sergeants, and an Admin/Clerk.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct through department personnel, the work of specified functional areas
  • Develop and direct the implementation of goal, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the assigned departments


  • Is the emergency management director of the city and shall act in this capacity pursuant to all applicable state statutes and city ordinances. (1-1101)
  • Acts as Official Custodian of Records for all public records not on file in the office of the city clerk for purposes of the Kansas Open Records Act. (1-607. (c))
  • Keeps and maintains in convenient form a complete record of all files. (7-106.)
  • Ensures all such fire apparatus and equipment is ready at all times for immediate use. (7-102. (b))
  • Ensures all departmental equipment is maintained and kept in proper working order.
  • Prepares rules and regulations relating to the conduct of the department and of the officers of the department, including but not limited to the training and instruction of the officers. (7-102 (c) & 7-104.)
  • Develops and maintains a departmental culture that embraces a guardian mindset, with transparency and accountability to build trust within the community and department.
  • Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Public Safety Department, providing general law enforcement, criminal investigation, fire suppression and prevention, rescue services and emergency services, disaster responses, animal control, and assists the Community Development Department with nuisance abatement and code enforcement. (7-105 (b))
  • Ensures all local, State and Federal laws and ordinances are properly enforced.
  • Oversees the hiring, supervision, training, evaluation and discipline of all department employees (7-105 (a))
  • Coordinates Department work with that of other departments and agencies
  • Makes presentations and prepares written documentation which communicates City policy, Department plans and City standards and expectations
  • Responds to media queries and makes statements to the media in order to address the public’s right to know about community issues


  • Has primary responsibility for planning and managing the Department’s budget.


  • Participates in both internal and external committees as assigned.
  • Develops recommendations for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Attends training as required.
  • Abides by all standards, conduct and policies, as stated in Employee Handbook and Safety Department Rules & Regulations.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Education, Licensure, or Certification


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in criminal justice, fire science, business administration, public administration or related fields
  • Must be a certified law enforcement officer in the State of Kansas or able to obtain certification within six (6) months of start date.
  • Possession of a valid Kansas Class C driver’s license.


  • The preferred candidate for this position shall have a post graduate degree in a related field
  • Hold Advanced Law Enforcement Training such as FBI National Academy

Experience, Specialized Knowledge, and Other Requirements


  • Ten (10) years’ experience in law enforcement
  • Three (3) years of progressively increasing administrative responsibility for a recognized Fire, Police, or Public Safety Department.
  • Highly developed technical skills, polished communication and presentation skills, the ability to perform well under pressure, meet deadlines, and develop and maintain credibility and trust within the department and with city staff, the public, elected officials, and cooperating agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Gathers information and feedback from a variety of stakeholders and make tough, even unpopular, decisions that benefit the organization, maximize its human and equipment resources, and provide best possible services to the residents and businesses the department protects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, staff development and involvement, while valuing employee input into decisions and developing future leaders.
  • Thorough understanding of tactics, strategies, methods, and procedures that are critical for effective public safety activities including modern principles and practices in police and fire administration and 911 technologies
  • Must exhibit the ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Must reside within the City of Augusta, KS within six (6) months of start date.


  • Ten (10) years of administrative public safety experience, at least three (3) of which are at the department head level serving a metropolitan statistical area population of at least 10,000.
  • Significant operations experience in various ranks of a police and/or fire department

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – With or without accommodations


  • Has ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, twisting, squatting, reaching overhead, grasping, lifting, balancing, kneeling, pushing, pulling and handling of objects
  • Drag and/or carry an average adult (approximately 160 lbs.) 15 to 20 feet from danger
  • Ability to run in pursuit and subdue suspects
  • Has ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift up to 75 pounds with assistance
  • Has normal eyesight and depth perception, with or without correction
  • Hears normal tones, with or without correction
  • Has ability to work within environment described below


  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to listen, understand and communicate information
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English
  • Problem-solving skills to troubleshoot operation problems
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environments, performing a variety of frequently changing tasks
  • Ability to work independently


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside under typical office conditions. The employee regularly sits for extended periods. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Occasional work outdoors in all weather conditions, around loud siren noise, and moving vehicles. Some work around chemicals, pesticides, blood, and other potential toxic exposures. Incumbents may be subjected to physical threats, verbal abuse, and other stressful situations.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58812048
  • Location:
    Augusta, Kansas, United States
    Augusta, Kansas, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Public Safety
  • Company Name: City of Augusta
  • Agency Type: Local Law Enforcement (municipal/county/regional)
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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