Citizen Review Board Administrator

Posted by: City of Syracuse Citizen Review Board

Syracuse, NY, US

The City of Syracuse is actively seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Administrator of the Syracuse Citizen Review Board. This is a highly visible, executive-level position responsible for the management of the daily operations of the Syracuse Citizen Review Board, a nationally respected agency for the civilian oversight of law enforcement.

The mission of the Syracuse Citizen Review Board is to facilitate a citizen-controlled process for the review of grievances against the Syracuse Police Department. The Administrator is required to conduct independent investigations of complaints, schedule panel hearings and advise complainants and the Police Department concerning outcome and recommendations, participate in community outreach events, attend monthly board meetings and report to the Board, prepare quarterly and year-end reports, propose innovations in policy and procedure, and interface with city government and the press. The Administrator is supported by a full time office assistant.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, or a closely related field, plus two years in planning, implementing or organizing programs, policies, and procedures in a public or private sector agency; or
  • Six years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, two years of which will have been in a professional level capacity in planning, implementing or organizing programs, policies, and procedures in a public or private sector agency; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience

An application will be enhanced if the candidate can show substantial knowledge, ability and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Unbiased interaction with individuals of varied ethnic, racial, socio-economic, national and alternative life-style backgrounds
  • Public Administration and Budgeting
  • Interviewing and Investigation
  • Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures
  • Data Analysis and Policy Development
  • Conciliation and Mediation
  • Managing External Service Providers
  • Media Relations

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