Company: City of Charlottesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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 is now officially organized and under
the Executive Director's leadership will immediately being a review
and revision of the enabling ordinance and approved procedures to
incorporate powers recently allowed by the Commonwealth of
Virginia. The CRB is currently operating under COVID
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. To be considered, an application must be filled out
online at Essential Responsibilities and Duties
- Provides leadership and functional support to the newly formed
Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board (CRB), including
programs, initiatives, operations, and activities. Ensures that the
CRB successfully fulfills its duties as established in the enabling
ordinance and bylaws.
- Provides comments and suggestions to the City Council regarding
potential changes to the enabling ordinance and bylaws.
- Supports the CRB's efforts to promote transparency and to
foster community relationships with the Charlottesville Police
Department, including community outreach programs. Solicits
involvement from groups subject to disproportionate impacts from
- Explains CRB mission, complaint procedures, and process to the
- Develops and implements procedures for receiving civilian
complaints related to police misconduct.
- Assists the CRB in developing and implementing procedures for
reviewing internal investigations of police misconduct as
authorized by the ordinance.
- Supports the CRB in identifying incidents of serious misconduct
and, in consultation with the City Manager, procures investigators
independent of the CPD to examine the Boards concerns.
- Reports to the CRB regarding progress of ongoing complaint
- Reports findings of investigations to complainants, the CRB,
the CPD, City Council, and the public.
- Recommends trainings for CRB member participation, including
trainings offered by the National Association for Criminal
Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) or a comparable organization,
and additional training developed by the Executive Director in
consultation with the City Manager, City Attorney, Chief of Police,
and other City staff.
- Audits patterns of citizen complaints, police encounters, and
Internal Affairs investigations.
- Advises CRB on policy recommendations and reviews of CPD policy
- Provides or presents reports to the CRB, city management and/or
before City Council. Secures and maintains confidentiality of
information, records, and files.
- Keeps up to date on legislation, court cases, grievance
procedures, and legal opinions relevant to the work of the
- May supervise subordinate staff and monitor performance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Skills
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Candidates should have a bachelors degree from an accredited
college or university, preferably in a field related to public
administration, police oversight, 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
- 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- The applicant should possess demonstrated leadership ability,
and have a reputation for fairness, integrity, and responsibility.
They should have the ability to work collaboratively with the CRB,
City Manager, Police Chief, City Attorney, Independent Council, and
others, addressing conflicts with tact and diplomacy in the face of
conflicting priorities/opinions. We seek a person who is willing to
engage in proactive discussion with all segments of an active
citizenry and highly participative community.
- Applicant should have knowledge of federal, state, and local
laws and ordinances pertaining to civilian oversight of law
enforcement, and applicable principles and practices; Federal,
state, and local laws pertaining to civil rights, an individual's
right to privacy, and confidentiality of records.
- Ability to understand, analyze and explain statistical and
technical information relating to law enforcement. Ability to
prepare and present technical reports; ability to advise on policy
recommendations; ability to effectively communicate both orally and
in writing; ability to establish effective working relationships
with management, city officials, the CRB, city employees, and the
Interpersonal Effectiveness /Communication:
- Effectively solicits input and involvement from stakeholders
and affected groups.
- Independently prepares concise and clear procedural plans and
- Analyzes complex or difficult communication situations and
formulates effective responses.
- Motivates and empowers volunteer participants.
- Balances and optimizes the skills and contributions of others;
creates an environment that allows others to willingly share
- Able to provide ongoing feedback.
- Promotes positive solution-oriented communication.
- Establishes, schedules, sets priorities and monitors attainment
- Oversees distribution of responsibility for program and work
- Leads, directs development of new processes, or process
- Makes final decisions concerning conflicting priorities and
- Assures effective responsiveness to complainants and the
public, working effectively with the CRB, and serving as liaison
with the CPD.
- Provides leadership in improving service and support processes,
procedures, and productivity. Applies extensive knowledge of
internal and external resources in addressing challenges and
improving professional service delivery.
- Leads or directs organization-wide efforts to accomplish
- Anticipates others' needs, is proactive in reacting to them and
helps others to do the same.
- Resolves issues using discretionary judgment, where
appropriate, while maintaining transparency.
Job Family Competencies:
Teamwork and Cooperation:
- Transforms "business as usual" to the reality of teamwork and
collaboration at the organizational decision-making level.
- Collaborates with various internal and external decision makers
to create strategic alliances and partnerships on an
- Develops and implements policies that promote teamwork on a
systemic and organization level.
- Demonstrates the ability to set strategic objectives.
- Shows "turn-around" ability. Identifies and addresses gaps in
the organization's current performance
Coordination, Planning, and Decision-Making:
- Identifies and implements strategic plans and objectives at the
departmental or organizational level.
- Integrates and translates the operational plans and objectives
of various departments and functions into budgetary
- Provides the specialized consultation and advice needed to
finalize organizationwide strategy, polices, and regulations.
Technical and Content Knowledge:
- Understands the roles and responsibilities and the interactions
and interdependencies of all units and divisions within the
- Heads or directs efforts to improve processes, procedures,
methods, technologies, tools, equipment, terminology, standards,
and performance measures.
Physical Conditions & Work Contacts
Physical requirements for this position as outlined by the
Department of Labor: LIGHT WORK: Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently and/or a negligible
amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm
and/or leg controls requires the ability to lilt or move more than
20 lbs. for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time,
the job is rated for light work. Physical demand requirements are
in excess of those for Sedentary Work.
This position may be required to work after-hours including
weekends, nights and/or holidays. Occasional travel required to
attend trainings and conferences.
Work is typically performed in meeting rooms, conference rooms,
homes, schools, public buildings and outdoors.
The majority of time spent in this position involves inside
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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