City Council OKs public safety director recruitment profile

Grand Haven City Council took its first steps Monday night toward hiring a director for the city's Department of Public Safety. Council approved an official recruitment profile that will be used to help search and select a new public safety director. City Manager Pat McGinnis said the next steps in the process involve figuring out where they want to post the job position and when it will be done.
Alex Doty
Jul 19, 2011


Once the job is posted, the city will begin to accept candidate applications. According to McGinnis, an initial candidate pool will be established following an Aug. 26 deadline.

From there, he said an initial interview selection process will take place. These interviews could include a mixture of panels featuring city staff and elected officials, as well as sessions that are open to the public.

Based on the approved job posting for the position, the anticipated salary range for the new director is between $68,450 and $89,180 a year, depending on qualifications and experience.

Capt. Rick Yonker is currently acting director of the department and — according to the approved recruitment language — is not a candidate for the position.

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DID YOU KNOW.....that Grand Haven Police Officers put the SAFE in safety??? They are not just cops cruzing the streets. They are human beings that care. I know, I have experienced their awesomeness on numerous occasions. Grand Haven is fortunate to have these dedicated men and women protecting us. The future director must appreciate his or her responsibilities to his/her officers and the city of Grand Haven. 'Nuff said.


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