County of Sonoma, California

Director, Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

Filing Deadline : November 25, 2018
Gary Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280
(916) 784-9080 – Fax (916) 784-1985

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Home to approximately 500,000 residents, Sonoma County offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic options – including inspiring coastline and beaches, the Russian River, over 200 award-winning wineries, and majestic redwoods. The County is currently seeking a Director for the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach. The selected candidate will work with the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement offices as appropriate, as well as with the public in solidifying and strengthening the vision, operations, and processes of this Office. The County is seeking a Director who inspires trust by acting with integrity and has an interest in understanding and embracing the “culture” of Sonoma County. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is dynamic, fair and honest, independent, creative, and has the ability to refine structure and processes in this important Office. The incoming Director must be someone who can remain unbiased and objective, who is tenacious and courageous with the ability to recognize successful and unsuccessful strategies and who can modify them accordingly. Collaborativeness, political astuteness, and responsiveness are also key attributes for the new Director. The ideal candidate must be well versed in Federal and State statutory and constitutional laws, policies and procedures governing the County, laws related to public safety investigations, and the essential elements of the California Public Safety Offers Procedural Bill of Rights. Any combination of education, training and experience, which would likely provide for possession of stated knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Normally, this would be at least four years of related legal experience, typically civil rights and/or criminal law, and experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Prior professional level experience in a law enforcement oversight/audit organization, bilingual Spanish, supervisory experience, and possession of the Certified Practitioner of Oversight (CPO) Credential are desirable. Possession of a Juris Doctor Degree, or equivalent, from an accredited U.S. law school and current active membership in the State Bar of California are also required. The salary range for this position is $142,194 - $171,289 annually, DOQ.