Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the City of Exeter. The City of Exeter is a unique small-town community with a population of 10,834, situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley at the base of the foothill corridor to the Sequoia National Park. With its unique small-town features, Exeter draws tourists visiting the nearby mountains. The City boasts 31 murals in an outdoor art gallery throughout the downtown area depicting our rich agricultural history. In addition to the murals, Exeter’s downtown district is home to several antique shops, quaint cafes, Exeter Art Gallery, and The Exeter Museum.
The City of Exeter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Current Job Openings:
CHIEF OF POLICE
The City of Exeter is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Chief of Police. The ideal candidate for this position has been described as an experienced law enforcement professional with experience in a municipal setting, with strong knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures related to community-based police services, relationship building, staff development, and organizational leadership. They will be skilled in municipal law enforcement techniques; use of emerging technologies; report preparation and presentation in both verbal and written forms; professional development and mentoring, recruitment and training; and strategic planning. The new Police Chief will proactively assess the Police Department and, using a fresh perspective, identify creative opportunities for budgetary and operational efficiencies and build a strong succession plan. The City Council is very specifically looking for a highly qualified leader and mentor to serve in this role for 3-5 years, preparing internal staff for advancement at the end of that time.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, police science, public administration or a related field; and more than five years of increasingly responsible experience in a law enforcement agency, with at least three years in a significant supervisory or management capacity, preferably in a municipal police department.
Salary: $8,387 to $9,906 per month
Benefits: The City offers an excellent benefit package including CalPERS retirement (2.7% @ 57 for “New” CalPERS members and 3.0% @ 55 for “Classic.”) City contributes 7% into a deferred compensation program for this position. City pays a portion of the employee and dependent coverage costs of group medical. An opt-out plan is also available. The City provides a self-funded dental and vision plan. Life Insurance – based on annual salary. Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance. Leave and holidays include: Management Leave: Ninety-Six (96) Hours per year (prorated based on date of hire); Sick Leave: Twelve (12) days per year (earned on a pay period by pay period basis); Vacation Leave: Sixteen (16) days per year. Additional days based on service years. (Buy-back option available); Holidays: Eleven (11) holidays and two (2) half-day holidays observed annually; and Additional Leave: Employees receive one (1) day for birthday credit. In addition, a city vehicle ( or potentially allowance) and cell phone or cell phone reimbursement of $45 per month is provided. Optional benefits include additional insurance policies, voluntary Deferred Compensation Program (457 Plans) and Flexible Benefit Program (IRS Section 125 Plan)
Interested candidates should apply by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 by submitting the City Application form, Resume, and Cover Letter to:
City of Exeter
Shonna Oneal, Personnel Officer
100 North C. Street
Exeter, CA 93221
Chief of Police Brochure
Chief of Police Job Description
City of Exeter Job Application