Mt. Lebanon is a municipality with home rule status in Allegheny County, PA. The population was 34,075 per the 2020 census.
- Proven track record of success in a comparable community and a demonstrable commitment to equity and inclusion.
- A firm grasp of municipal law enforcement methods and the willingness to adapt to evolving standards and practices in accordance with community needs and expectations.
- Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with elected officials, business and community leaders, advisory boards, the news media, and the general public.
- An exceptional communicator with the ability to inspire credibility and public trust and interact respectfully with citizens from all backgrounds.
- Ability to negotiate agreements and/or reach consensus among diverse interests.
- Respected mentor skilled in identifying, developing, and collaborating with high-quality staff to achieve effective and efficient service delivery.
- Ability to attract and retain a diverse staff of sworn and civilian employees that reflects the community.
- Leads as a positive role model for customer service, ethical behavior, transparency, dispute resolution, and problem-solving, fostering a culture that values and respects all members of the team and the community.
- Ensures the department provides courteous and expedient customer service to the general public and Municipal department staff.
- Advises and assists crime victims, the general public, subordinates, or others in law enforcement with understanding and developing policy or procedures governing Municipal responses to emergency management, community policing, crime control, prevention, and other matters of mutual concern.
- Coordinates municipal law enforcement activities with those of other agencies; establishes and maintains mutually productive working relationships with residents, community/business groups, and other criminal justice organizations.
- Selects department employees; plans and organizes work; develops and establishes work methods and standards; conducts or directs staff training and development; maintains effective department discipline and morale; reviews and evaluates employee performance; executes disciplinary action.
- Develops and submits the budget for the Police Department; originates and implements organization and staffing patterns to effectively address operational needs.
- Maintains high visibility and accessibility to the community to achieve positive interaction and understanding; represents the Municipality, or delegates such authority, in relations with the community, local, state, and federal agencies, and professional organizations.
- A bachelor’s degree in police science, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, public administration or a similar field. Master’s degree preferred.
- A minimum of fifteen (15) years of law enforcement experience and five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory and leadership experience in a command level position of Lieutenant or higher rank in a similar sized agency.
- Act 120 Municipal Officer Certified or able to obtain certification within 6 six months of hire.
- Professional training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police, Northwestern Center for Public Safety, or similar within a reasonable amount of time from hire date.
Mt. Lebanon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.