Charlottesville, VA is a racially and economically diverse city of approximately 49,000 full-time residents and a large student population. In response to demands from the public, in November 2019, the City Council of Charlottesville VA adopted an enabling ordinance and bylaws for a new Police Civilian Review Board, to serve a community committed to racial justice and equitable policing. The CRB has just been organized and is currently operating under COVID restrictions.
The Police Civilian Review Board (CRB) Executive Director will be charged with fulfilling the mandate for improved policing by providing functional support and leadership to the new CRB in its aim to implement objective and independent civilian-led oversight of the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD.) The Executive Director, under the supervision and direction of the City Manager, will work with the CRB to enhance transparency and trust, to promote fair and effective policing, and to protect the civil and constitutional rights of citizens, including marginalized groups and those disproportionately affected by police activities. This work includes, but is not limited to: assuring effective responsiveness of the CRB and CPD to complainants, and/or the public; receiving complaints, answering questions related to process, and updating CRB about open complaints; acting as liaison with the CPD, reviewing CPD internal affairs investigations; development of policy recommendations; and related work as assigned that may include analyzing data related to Police operations. The position is appointed by the City Manager, upon a majority vote of the City Council.
The starting salary will be between $89,247.86 and $137,000 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a field related to public administration, criminal justice, or law. This includes degrees in social work, conflict resolution, translational leadership, restorative justice, or other disciplines relevant to civilian oversight. A Master's Degree or Juris Doctorate is highly preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in fields related to equitable policing, civilian oversight, social justice, and public outreach. Experience in mediation, restorative justice, or other alternatives to adversarial proceedings is desirable. Experience in civil, criminal, or factual investigations which involve the gathering, analyzing and evaluating of evidence, is also sought.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through our employment page and must be submitted prior to the closing date and time of October 12, 2020 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
About City of Charlottesville
The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was effective in 1968, the City now encompasses a land area of 10.4 square miles. The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.
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