Help wanted: Ads run for top police job Baltimore seeking new commissioner

August 25, 1993|By Eric Siegel | Eric Siegel,Staff Writer

Hey! Got a college degree? Speak and write well? Wanna make $91,400 a year?

Has Baltimore got a job for you!

The job is not selling resort real estate but running the Baltimore Police Department -- a position that opens Nov. 1 with the retirement of Commissioner Edward V. Woods.

The city began advertising this week. But before you rush out and send off your resume, you should know that there are a couple of other qualifications.

Such as five years of experience directing "a complex law enforcement agency at a local, state or federal level" and a "demonstrated successful track record" in overseeing "the implementation and maintenance of a community-based police patrol system."

The salary and job requirements were listed in an ad appearing in City & State, a bimonthly Chicago-based magazine that reports on public business and finance. The publication has a circulation of 48,000.

Baltimore is also advertising the police commissioner's job through four organizations representing law enforcement officials, according to Jesse E. Hoskins, the city's personnel director.

The city will also run ads for the position in the Afro-American, The Sun and the Washington Post, said Mr. Hoskins, whose office is placing the ads and who is a member of an eight-member mayoral panel conducting a nationwide search for a new commissioner.

The newspaper ads are necessary even though Mr. Woods' surprise Aug. 4 announcement that he was retiring after 33 years on the force was front-page news in Baltimore papers, Mr. Hoskins said.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 24 and resumes should be sent to the Police Commissioner Screening Committee, Civil Service Commission, 111 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202.

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