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Civil Service Title: Chief of Policy & Oversight (Tentative)

Salary Range: $81,883 – $107,968 (Tentative) 

Agency: Police Accountability Board

Division: Policy & Oversight

Openings: To Be Determined

Location: Rochester, NY

Accepting Applications: To Be Determined

Application Deadline: To Be Determined

Where You Would Work

The Police Accountability Board is an independent agency within the City of Rochester charged with overseeing and reimagining Rochester’s policing system. The Board investigates potential wrongdoing by Rochester police officers, brings change and transparency to the Rochester Police Department, and educates and engages community members in the work of reimagining public safety. The Board is committed to performing these tasks in a workplace defined by accountability, equity, transparency. The Board’s headquarters are located in Rochester’s downtown core.

What You Would Do

The Chief of Policy & Oversight heads the Board’s Policy & Oversight Division, which is responsible for identifying and addressing systems-level issues in Rochester’s policing and public safety system. The Chief is responsible for ensuring that Rochester’s community members play a central role in defining the Board’s policy agenda. The Chief of Policy & Oversight is responsible for directing and planning the Board’s policy and oversight work, updating and implementing the Board’s policies and procedures regarding systemic investigations and policy generation, managing mid-level supervisors in the Division, and ensuring quality control over all oversight and policy operations. The Chief of Investigations serves as the public face of the Board’s policy and oversight work. Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Who We Are Looking To Hire

The Board is looking to hire people that reflect the diversity of Rochester and are committed to our community and our mission. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Board strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and gender non-conforming persons to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.  

Benefits You Would Receive

The City of Rochester offers the Board’s full-time employees a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance. Board employees receive generous vacation, holiday and sick leave benefits in the context of a flexible, supportive work environment. Employees can also receive up to $6,000 toward the purchase of a home in Rochester, up to $3,000 in annual tuition assistance, and reimbursement for certain transit costs.  

In addition to this standard benefits package, employees in this position would undergo extensive training in oversight, policing, and public safety reform. Moreover, working in this position could qualify employees for student loan forgiveness through the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. To learn more, visit the Program’s website HERE. 

Proposed Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this proposed position, you may have to meet the following proposed minimum qualifications, which include a high school diploma or G.E.D. plus:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a social science field and six (6) years of experience developing and managing policy development or oversight functions and two (2) years of experience supervising staff; or
  2. A Master’s degree in a social science field and four (4) years of experience developing and managing policy development or oversight functions and two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

This position would have a residency requirement. If hired for this position, you would have one year to move within the City of Rochester. Continued residency in the City would be required throughout your tenure. 

Get Notified About Openings for This Position

The Board is planning on posting openings for a Chief of Policy & Oversight position in the near future. If you are interested in applying for this position or one similar to it, use the below form to send us your name and email. We will contact you if and when positions become available. Submit all other questions to [email protected].