Available Full-Time Positions

  1. Assistant Police Chief

Assistant Police Chief

Develops and implements departmental goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the office and divisions assigned. Assists in developing the departmental budget and provides administrative guidance for the control of budget expenditures. Represents the police department at meetings, conferences, and other public functions. Directs the preparation of a variety of records and reports relating to office activities.Reviews and evaluates reports submitted by subordinate personnel. Evaluates and modifies, as required, programs, activities, policies, procedures, rules, orders, and regulations to ensure compliance with the city's and department's mission, goals, and objectives and general law. Designs, coordinates, and implements community organization and mobilization efforts to achieve the department's mission, goals, and objectives. Designs and implements technical and administrative methods of crime prevention, juvenile delinquency control, law enforcement, and related functions, including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, and safety. Identifies and resolves difficult public and human relations problems. Reviews and directs the department's fiscal, equipment, and human resources activities and services. Reviews investigations of officer and/or staff misconduct within the office and divisions assigned, and makes disciplinary action recommendations to the chief of police. Coordinates law enforcement activities with activities of other departments and law enforcement agencies. Acts as spokesperson for the police department to the media as directed. Assumes command of the police department in the absence of the chief. Participates in professional organizations and on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees. Prepares, reviews, and presents reports and other necessary correspondence.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  •  Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Displays passion and optimism; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.                                

A successful candidate must have experience in law enforcement and certification by the KLETC. This job requires the employee to work rotating shifts that include nights, weekends, and holidays.The exempt position salary ranges from
$68,640 – $92,664. Applicant must have seven to 10 years experience and a bachelors degree from an accredited university. Certified law enforcement applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background to be eligible for hiring. 

To apply 

Complete our online application and upload your cover letter and resume here 
Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to: 

Human Resources
City of Spring Hill
401 N. Madison
P.O. Box 424
Spring Hill, KS 66083-0424