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Civilian Administrative Commander - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0090)

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Minimum Salary: $117,768.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $151,956.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Police
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Kirkland, Washington is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Civilian Administrative Commander.  This position reports directly to the Police Chief.  The City of Kirkland is a full service City with a Council/City Manager form of government. The Police Department’s 2019 - 2020 biennial budget is $57.7 million. The department is currently authorized approximately 140+ commissioned and civilian support staff.   

The Civilian Administrative Commander is an exempt position whose responsibilities include managing a major division of the Police Department to include; records, property/evidence, reception, on-line reporting, police facility, animal services, police systems, police applications and corrections.   In addition, this position also provides labor relations and budget support.  The Civilian Administrative Commander should embrace strong leadership and professionalism, while creating an atmosphere of high ethics and respect for staff and the public.



Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this vital position will hold any combination equivalent to:  A Bachelor’s degree in public administration or records management or closely related field, and five years of progressive responsible experience in a law enforcement environment, preferably in police records or emergency communications, which includes 3 years of supervisory or management experience.  A thorough knowledge of management principles, concepts, methods is required.   

Finalist candidate(s) must complete a background check in compliance with Washington State law. 

Union Affiliation

The Civilian Administrative Commander is a non-represented position.    The position is included in the Management and Confidential (MAC) group.

Hours of Work

Hours of work to be mutually agreed upon at time of job offer.

Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office environment under time sensitive deadlines which are constantly changing.  This position may be called into work on short notice.  On infrequent occasions when duties are performed in the field, they are performed at community meetings, Department functions, the emergency operations center or a command post.  

Compensation and Benefits

The Civilian Administrative Commander has an annual salary of $117,768 to $151,956, depending on experience. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including:     

  • 100% City-paid Medical/Dental/Vision coverage for employee and dependents
  • Free Employee Health Clinic
  • City paid Life Insurance ($250K cap up to $350K with evidence of insurability)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) funded by the City, with additional contributions for meeting wellness criteria
  • PERS State retirement program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • ORCA Transit Pass
  • Municipal Employee’s Benefit Trust (MEBT) with matching City contribution
  • ICMA Retirement Trust
  • Vacation – 104 hours per year accrued monthly
  • Sick – 8 hours per month
  • Holiday – 12 days per year (including one floating holiday)
  • Forty hours of management leave per year
  • Community Service Day (day off for community volunteer service)
  • Free on-site workout facility
  • Employee Assistance Program
Selection Process

Interested applicants must submit a resume (3 pages maximum) and a cover letter (1 page maximum) detailing your experience, leadership style, and why you are interested in the position.    Applicants must also answer the 3 supplemental questions included in the application.

  ***    Please do not contact Kirkland Police Department with inquiries about this position    ***


Supplemental Questions

Please answer the three questions stated in the application, limiting your response to one page maximum per question.   


Kirkland Justice Center
11750 NE 118th Street
Kirkland, WA