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Public Safety Manager

  • Public Safety Manager
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$43,128.00 – $98,784.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,797.00 – $4,116.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is administrative and managerial work directing, planning, developing, analyzing, and coordinating programs and services for the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Responsibilities may include one or more of the following areas: fire inspections/safety, national defense, disaster management/mitigation, gaming or liquor control regulation and licensing, veterans programs and/or services.

(This classification is part of the broad-banded management service.)


Job Duties

Directs or assists general management aspects of policy development, program planning and coordination, and the evaluation and implementation of policy and/or organizational changes and new programs.

Develops and promotes safety, emergency preparedness, compliance, educational and informational public safety programs.

Reviews and/or revises programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures.

Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.

Participates in conferences, training sessions, and meetings.

Develops and/or participates in the development of budget requests; monitors expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations; recommends and/or initiates cost-saving measures.

Conducts investigations and institutes special studies; prepares and/or reviews reports and related information to evaluate existing organizations, policies, procedures, and practices.

Represents and/or serves as liaison for the assigned division or program; interacts and cooperates with federal, state, local, and community organizations.

Negotiates and/or administers contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with local government and community organizations.

Exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, reports and evaluation of operational results.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on the assigned duties and responsibilities. This may include specialized and/or additional education, experience, and/or licensure/certification not stated in the minimum qualifications.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: social sciences, safety or fire sciences, Nursing, Public, Business, or Health Care Administration, or a closely related field; and,

Four or more years of professional experience in criminal justice, public safety, emergency management, fire safety, gaming regulation and licensing, liquor control regulation and licensing, safety promotion/education, nursing, veterans programs/ services involving claims, compensation and/or benefits, or a closely related area.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, or emergency management initiatives, regulatory and/or licensing efforts, or veterans services and programs.

Comprehensive knowledge of the assigned public safety program or service.

Comprehensive knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.

Comprehensive knowledge of governmental budgeting, fiscal management, grants, and contract management.

Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate technological innovations and formulate recommendations.

Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to testify as an expert witness.

Ability to develop, implement, and administer programs in support of the department’s overall mission.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental officials, legislators, staff, and the general public.

Ability to analyze and evaluate program operations and formulate recommendations.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and related program staff.

Ability to manage change, provide program management, and achieve results.

Ability to develop short and long-range plans to meet established objectives and contribute to the overall goals and mission of the agency.

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