Timeline Finalized for Police Chief Recruitment

The official recruitment for the Police Chief vacancy due to the retirement of David H. Beams has begun. Applications and resumes will be accepted by The Mercer Group, Inc. through March 18, 2011. Information about the opening can be found on the firm’s Web site. Much of the information contained in the brochure on this site resulted from the two community input meetings that were attended by over 140 Oak Ridge citizens.

Mercer Group, Inc.

Suggested Timeline for Search Process

Aggressively Source and Recruit Candidates
February 4 - March 18, 2011
E-mail Progress Reports to City
E-mail Formal Progress Report
February 21, 2011
Cutoff Date for Receipt of Applications
March 18, 2011
Meet with City Manager to Review Candidates of Interest
March 25, 2011
(Consultant) Conducts Interviews, Reference and Background
Checks on Candidates
March 24-April 7, 2011
E-mail report to City Manager on Finalist Candidates
April 8, 2011
Interviews of Candidates by City
April 11-12, 2011
Decision on Selected Candidate
April 12, 2011
Negotiate with Selected Candidate
April 12-15, 2011
New Chief of Police Reports to Work
30 to 60 Days Later
Close Off Search
April 18, 2011