City of Fresno, CA

Independent Reviewer

Filing Deadline: March 12, 2023
Joel Bryden

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

The City of Fresno, CA is located in the heart of the state in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. From the
agricultural fields on the valley floor to the snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Fresno area offers something for everyone. Incorporated in 1885, Fresno is a full-service charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. The Office of Independent Review (OIR) works to strengthen community trust in the Fresno Police Department by providing neutral, third-party review of police policies, procedures, strategies, and internal investigations. The OIR provides the City’s leaders and the public with objective analysis of policing data, actions, and outcomes. Under limited direction of and reporting to the City Manager, the Independent Reviewer is responsible for reviewing investigations, reviewing inquiry and complaint logs, identifying and monitoring trends in the Police Department, and serving as a resource. The City of Fresno is seeking a dedicated, experienced professional with a balance of both strong leadership and well rounded technical skills to serve as its Independent Reviewer.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and capable of working independently to accomplish goals and meet established schedules and deadlines. The incoming Independent Reviewer will possess exceptional interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills as well as creative problem-solving abilities. Any combination of related experience and education as approved by the City Manager may be considered qualifying. Candidates must be experienced in and knowledgeable of police procedures, legal research, and analyzing criminal, constitutional, labor, and civil rights law. A law degree from an accredited college or university is desirable. The annual salary range for the Independent Reviewer is $115,056 to $177,672 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The City also offers an excellent benefits package.