NOTICE OF STAFF CHAPLAIN VACANCY 8/1/2017
TPCC is soliciting qualified candidates to apply for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office Staff Chaplain position that is currently vacant.
The role of Public Safety Chaplain is unique and challenging. Chaplains come alongside Police Officers and Firefighters, as well as the citizens they serve – through the Ministry of Presence.
TPCC employs four (4) Staff Chaplains each serving the four largest Public Safety agencies in the Tacoma Pierce County area – Tacoma Police, Tacoma Fire, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue. The anticipated vacancy is for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office Staff Chaplain.
Successful Staff Chaplains possess a proven life of professional and personal integrity, loyalty, and trust. They have a high degree of compassion and selflessness where their faith is expressed not only in words but through actions. Staff Chaplains must display effective verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong relational intelligence. Additionally, successful Staff Chaplains work well independently and also in a team environment.
Staff Chaplains report directly to the TPCC Executive Director; acknowledging that the Chain of Command relationship with their Department Head is critical. The Staff Chaplain also reports indirectly to the TPCC Board of Directors and has regular interaction with the Office Staff.
Staff Chaplains duties include:
- Responding to emergency and non-emergency scenarios to assist members of their Department and the public – and providing coverage for neighboring agencies
- Recruiting, building, supporting and encouraging a team of Chaplains to assist their Department
- Attend meetings, trainings, ceremonies and other gatherings as required
- Actively participate in fund raising
- Generate activity reports and other documentation
- Interacting with TPCC Office Staff, Chaplains and Board Members
- Other duties as assigned
The Staff Chaplain salary is based on a formula that takes into account experience, education, funding sources and other variables. First Step Staff Chaplain salary is approximately $41,000 annually.
- Degree(s) in associated disciplines such as theology, sociology, psychology, counseling
- Five (5) years’ experience in Chaplaincy or Chaplain related duties, especially with First-Responders and/or military
- First Responder background or experience
- Strong history of community service
- Active faith with ministry experience
Application period opens – immediately
Application period closes – COB Friday, August 18, 2017
Cover Letter of Interest
Statement of Faith
Washington State Patrol background check (if applicable)
Candidate Triaging – Review and triaging of application packets will be conducted by the Executive Director and Selection Committee. Finalists will move on to Phase II.
Assessment Center – Finalists will report to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office facility. The assessment process may include a written exercise, interview, and scenario response. A ranking of the finalists will be established at the conclusion of the assessment.
Interview with PCSO Chaplain Advisory Board – The candidate ranking the highest will participate in an “informal” interview with the PCSO Advisory Board. The Board will make a recommendation to the Sheriff.
Selection of Successor – A successor will be identified by the TPCC Executive Director, PCSO Chaplain Advisory Board, and the Pierce County Sheriff. The Sheriff reserves the right to make the final determination.
The succeeding Staff Chaplain will undergo a Mentoring Period and a six-month Probationary Period and shall be subject to regular performance reviews.