Director of Public Safety

Recruitment #18-CI0709-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform administrative and operational duties in overseeing the daily operations of the City’s public safety departments.   The employee is the Mayor’s designee on all public safety matters and serves as a liaison to other City departments, outside government agencies, and the community. The work responsibilities include overseeing activities of the public safety departments; developing short and long range plans; receiving and handling complaints and requests from the public; working on special projects, events, and programs; and supervising employees to include the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Emergency Management Agency Director and Communications Center Director. This position reports directly to the Mayor.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field and at least five (5) years’ of executive-level experience in a public safety or military organization to include policy and procedure development and administration.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one vacancy and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Public Safety Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.   If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order. 


Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

This position is open only to City of Montgomery employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.

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