A city of Cowboys and Culture, Fort Worth is known for its Texas hospitality. The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. With great neighborhoods, scenic terrain, and a rich history of arts and culture, paired with world-class opportunities for business and education, it’s not only fun to visit Fort Worth, but it’s also even more rewarding to call it home. This city of more than 900,000 seamlessly blends its cattle and oil heritage with a vast array of businesses, industries, and entertainment.
The Fort Worth Police Department is led by the Police Chief, appointed by the City Manager and reporting to the Deputy City Manager, and consists of three bureaus: Patrol, Support, and Finance/Personnel. Each bureau is managed by an Assistant Chief, who oversees multiple commands, including divisions, sections, and units led by Deputy Chiefs. FWPD employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents, and the department is searching for a human resources leader who reflects the City’s values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability. The Police Employment Services Manager directs, manages, oversees, and supervises employment services, human resource, and payroll/timekeeping-related functions of the Police Department, including staffing and personnel management (sworn and civilian); medical leave and workers’ compensation; and recruitment, screening, and selection.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, human resource management, sociology, business administration, or a related field, with a master’s degree in human resources management preferred. Candidates should also have five years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources, equal employment opportunity, payroll, or a related field; supervisory experience with two or more direct reports is a plus.
Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources is preferred, as is professional-level training and work experience in interpersonal relations, effective listening skills, leading teams, building a respectful workplace, conflict resolution, coaching for performance, and problem-solving. Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, and regulations governing employment practices would be valuable, as would experience working in law enforcement, municipal government, or another public service entity. The selected candidate will be required to pass a Pre-Employment Criminal History fingerprint background check and a pre-employment polygraph examination and meet Police Department hiring standards. After their hire, they must also obtain and maintain mandatory City and departmental training credentials, including NIMS, CJIS, Security Awareness, Active Shooter Response, Medical Records Custodian, Reasonable Suspicion, etc.
The City of Fort Worth is offering a starting salary range of $79,921 to $103,897 for this position, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
For more information on this position contact:
Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President