Career Opportunities - MBTA seeking Chief of Police

Banner Staff | 8/6/2014, 1:08 p.m. | Updated on 8/6/2014, 1:08 p.m.

Chief of Police

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Chief of Police. Responsibilities include: overseeing the personnel, operations and equipment of the MBTA Transit Police Department, providing public safety and law enforcement services for the protection of the customers and employees of the MBTA, the general public and the assets of the Authority. The selected candidate will plan and direct the activities of the Department to preserve peace, protect riders, employees and property, and enforce the law. The qualified candidate must have: A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business, or a related field from an accredited institution; ten (10) years of law enforcement experience in a large, multi-jurisdictional setting; five (5) years of command experience; knowledge and training relative to the Incident Command System; sound knowledge of Massachusetts and federal laws and regulations; familiarity with Police Accreditation operations and standards (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies - CALEA); knowledge of budget development and/or administration; the ability to pass a formal firearms test; the ability to obtain a valid License to Carry a Firearm in Massachusetts; a valid driver’s license; a certification demonstrating the successful completion of Basic Police Recruit Academy; and the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce. Preferences Include: Work experience in the law enforcement field in an urban environment; and/or work experience in the law enforcement field in a transit setting.

Application deadline: 8/25/14. To view the complete job description or to apply online, please visit the MBTA’s Career Opportunities page at www.mbta.com.

The MBTA is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.