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The Personnel Department provides a variety of human resource services for the Village of Yellow Springs' diverse workforce. We do this so that employees are managed fairly, are well-trained, supported, and assigned job duties to accomplish Village business goals in a cost-effective, efficient and safe manner. Along with human resource services, we also provide human resource tools, expert assistance and information.

People are the Village of Yellow Springs' greatest asset. The Personnel Department for the Village is responsible for centrally setting the pace for human resources services: identifying, hiring, and retaining our dynamic, diverse workforce as well as developing and administering our compensation and benefits program to create a quality employee experience.

The Village of Yellow Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Police Chief

The Village of Yellow Springs is currently accepting resumes from qualified persons interested in the position of Police Chief.  This position will report directly to the Village Manager and is responsible for management of all police programs and operations to ensure protection of Village residents’ life and property.  Duties include, but are not limited to, directing and supervising all police department personnel; planning, scheduling, and directing operations of the police department in accordance with professional standards; implementing and ensuring compliance with department policies and procedures by all personnel; monitoring the departmental budget; and performing other duties as assigned by the Village Manager.

Persons interested in this position shall possess the following qualifications:

1. Associates Degree (Bachelors Degree preferred) in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field or
2. A minimum of 10 years experience as a sworn police officer, 3 years in a command or supervision position.
3. Certification as a Peace Officer by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission
4. Current firearms certification/qualifications
5. LEADS Practitioner Certification
6. Valid Ohio Drivers License
7. CPR/AED Certification
8. Other certifications as amended or required under Ohio Revised Code

Persons interested in this position who have these qualifications shall submit a cover letter and a resume to the Village Manager by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014.  Electronic submissions will be accepted.  For a complete job description, Village information and questions, please contact:


Patti Bates, M.P.A.
Village Manager
100 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio  45387
(937) 767-1279
pbates@vil.yellowsprings.oh.us

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