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The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) seeks applications for a Police Management
Consultant in its Jackson office. MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service and provides professional services to Tennessee cities, state government, and municipal government related associations.
The Police Management Consultant provides professional advice, technical assistance and information on a wide range of police management issues to Tennessee municipal officials and their staffs. Examples include: consulting; facilitating strategic planning sessions; conducting staffing and organizational studies; making personnel recruitment and selection recommendations; and developing and instructing technical classes.
THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN JACKSON, MEMPHIS, OR NASHVILLE, TN OFFICE.
: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or in a related field. A Master's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field of study is preferred.
Experience: Requires at least five years employment in state or local law enforcement as a police chief or senior administrative officer. Prefer experience in training needs analysis, lesson plan development, and presentation. Tennessee experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: This position requires: practical knowledge of the problems faced by city officials; knowledge of state laws and accepted best practices in police procedures; ability to independently plan and process projects, questions, training, etc.; use of managerial, analytical, conceptual, and interpersonal skills on a daily basis in identifying a specific city's problem and providing the advice and assistance to solve the problem; high level of cognitive or intuitive skills are necessary to fully understand, design, and implement successful solutions to municipal problems; ability to multi-task and prioritize when reacting to numerous and competing requests for assistance from agency customers; ability to work with very little direct supervision; and strong written and oral communications skills. Prefer ability to communicate effectively with city officials with varying levels of experience and ability.
Each employee that drives a vehicle for work related business must have and maintain a valid driver license and insurance. This position requires extensive travel with overnight stays to municipalities across the state to deliver on-site consultation and training. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications.
Application: Applicants must apply electronically and attach a cover letter, resume and three references with contact information. Please apply at: http://humanresources.tennessee.edu/recruitment/
Pay Grade 42
THE MTAS MISSION
We work with Tennessee municipalities to improve the lives of those they serve.
MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service. It works in collaboration with the Tennessee Municipal League.
THE MTAS VISION
Tennessee municipalities will be a national model of good governance.
MTAS was created in 1949 to provide technical assistance to municipal governments within the state of Tennessee. MTAS is the go-to resource for cities, towns, and state agencies on municipal services and issues in Tennessee.
THE MTAS VALUES
- provides unsurpassed technical expertise on municipal government in the state and in the nation
- assists cities and towns with the training and information necessary to support informed decisions
- develops valuable solutions to the issues and concerns facing Tennessee communities
- combines the talents of a passionate, experienced, and well-trained staff with the resources of a major university to support excellence in municipal government
STAFF AND LOCATIONS
MTAS has offices in Knoxville (home office), Johnson City, Chattanooga, Nashville, Jackson, Martin and Memphis. We number ~50 strong professionals who enjoy working with our clients and each other to produce excellent, timely solutions to problems faced by TN municipalities.