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Director of Public Safety

Morganton, North Carolina



City of Morganton

PO Box 3448

Morganton, NC 28680-3448

Phone: 828-438-5298

Website: www.ci.morganton.nc.us



Salary: $58,837 - $88,256




Application Deadline: 10/15/04





The City of Morganton, population 17,300, is hiring a

Director of Public Safety.


The Chief of Public Safety retired with 14 years of service to Morganton on Sept. 1, 2004. The City enjoys a stable City Council. The Chief reports directly to the City Manager. The Morganton Department of Public Safety was formed from separate police and fire departments in 1976. The Department has 102 employees -- 67 sworn personnel and 35 civilians. The 2004/2005 departmental budget is $6.76 million dollars.


A BS in Criminal Justice or a closely related field (Master’s degree preferred) is required.  


Advanced certifications from agencies/institutions such as the FBI Academy, Southern Police Institute, National Fire Academy, Administrative Officers Management Program and/or North Carolina Institute of Government’s Municipal Administration Course or an out-of-state equivalent are preferred.  


A candidate should have a thorough knowledge of police, fire and public safety principals. 


Advanced management, supervision, personnel and budgeting skills are required. 


Candidate must be able to provide visionary leadership focused on team-building and consensus, motivation, collaborative conflict resolution and positive and effective communications.  


Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work with all people and groups in a variety of circumstances.


Salary range is $58,837 to $88,256.   Excellent benefit package.


A City employment application is required.  Chosen candidates will participate in an assessment center.



Send letter of interest, resume, college and Criminal Justice transcripts, and references to: 


Director of Human Resources

City of Morganton

PO Box 3448

Morganton, NC 28680-3448



Deadline for application is Friday, October 15, 2004, 5 PM.  



The City of Morganton is an equal opportunity employer.




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