Business Manager - Police Community Outreach & Support

City of West Sacramento , California

Job Information 



Senior Level


$102,528.00 - $124,608.00 Annually

Application Deadline 


08/09/2020 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of West Sacramento is actively recruiting for Business Manager for the City’s newly developed Community Outreach and Support Division. This position will be within the Police Department’s Management Team. The Business Manager will lead and manage the overall activities, work plan, budget and supervision of the division. The position will present data and statistics as well as conduct analysis to make recommendations to department and City leadership. The position will interface frequently with Police Department Command Staff, as well as senior level management from governmental and non-governmental organizations including educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. The Business Manager will monitor and coordinate the activities of the department’s efforts in Crisis Intervention, Homelessness, Community and Youth Outreach, Social Media and the maintenance and growth of the Volunteers in Policing Program while monitoring their effectiveness and outcomes. The position requires the ability to coordinate programs and projects with a diverse array of stakeholder groups, internal staff and members of the public.

Preference will be given to candidates with management experience focused on improving community relations, especially in a law enforcement setting.

An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety.  It is the applicant's responsibility to explain their qualifications fully and clearly.  In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire.  Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications.  Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire. Depending upon the number of qualified candidates, an oral panel interview may or may not be held. The top candidates will be referred to the Police Department for further consideration.

This recruitment will close upon receipt of 75 applications, or posted filing date. Whichever occurs first.

DEFINITION:  The Business Manager performs a variety of high level administrative and research tasks for an assigned department and may supervise staff.  The Business Manager is an at-will position that is appointed by and sits at the pleasure of the City Manager.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Receives administrative direction from the Department Head and/or designee; may exercise direct supervision over assigned management, supervisory, professional, technical and/or administrative support staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:  This is a single, management level position that exercises a broad range of authority over high level administrative functions.  The position reports to the assigned Department Head and provides direct assistance on a variety of tasks and programs inherent to the effective and efficient operation of the department.  The position may provide supervision to assigned staff.  The specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the needs of the assigned department.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Illustrative Only):  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Plans, directs, coordinates and supervises administrative and business activities of the department.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures of department.
  • Keeps abreast of laws, regulations and rules pertaining to activities and programs of the department.
  • Coordinates a variety of activities within the department, other city departments, public agencies and private and non-profit entities including but not limited to serving as the city lead for the coordination of special events if assigned to the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Assigns work activities, projects and programs and monitors work flow.
  • Reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
  • Conducts complex surveys and studies, compiles and analyzes results and presents findings and recommendations to the Department Head.
  • May serve as the lead in the development of grant applications for the department.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates special programs and projects.
  • Researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations regarding major policies and procedures.
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of a variety of reports, correspondence and special studies related to department.
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of the department's budget, including analyzing trends, cost recovery, determining variances and recommending measures to improve cost effectiveness to Department Head.
  • If assigned to the Public Works Department; ensures montly, quarterly and yearly financial reports are produced accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Makes presentations to the City Council, boards and commissions and community groups.
  • Participates in the selection, training, supervision, evaluation and discipline of department staff.
  • May supervise, train, and evaluate assigned departmental staff.
  • Assists with the monitoring of city and departmental work plans.
  • Responds to difficult citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Represents the department and the city at a variety of meetings and committees.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education:  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, economics, personnel administration or related field.
Experience:  Eight (8) years of full time increasingly responsible experience in a public or private administrative capacity including two (2) years in a management position.  A graduate degree may be substituted for two (2) years of the overall general experience but not the management experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.

Supplemental information

WORKING CONDITIONS:  May serve as staff to commissions and/or committees and may be required to attend off-hour meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Mobility to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings.  On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, twist, and reach while performing office duties.  Manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (manuals, binders, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed material and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds such as files, manuals, or equipment for distances up to 50 feet.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS:  Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing department guidelines, policies and procedures.


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