City of Oroville

Oroville, the county seat of Butte County, is a full-service, charter city with a population of 19,204 located in the northern Sacramento Valley approximately 70 miles north of Sacramento.  Under the general direction of the City Administrator, the Chief of Police plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates all activities, programs, and projects for the Police Department.  The City Council is the appointing authority for this position and the chosen candidate will be under contract and serve at the will of the City Council.  The city is seeking a highly qualified, experienced professional.  Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, public administration or a closely related field.  A Master’s Degree in the same fields of study is desirable.  Ten years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of law enforcement, including at least five years experience in an administrative or managerial capacity, is required.  Applicants must also possess a Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Management Certificate.  Oroville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Contact Liz Ehrenstrom, Human Resource Manager, at, 1735 Montgomery Street. Oroville CA 95965, or phone (530) 538-2407 for more information.  Application packets can be found on the City’s website at  This position is open until filled.