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Chief Seeks To Fill Vacant Admin Officer Position

Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster is asking the City Council for permission to fill a Captain position with a Lieutenant position.  Since the resignation of Captain Rex Marks on September 28th, the Police Department has had a vacant administrative position. Foster would like to fill that position from within.
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Marks helped mentor police officers to the rank of Sergeant, and Foster says at this time there is the opportunity to fill a management position from inside the organization instead of looking outside.
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There has not been a Lieutenant position  for an extended period of time, so a revised job description was prepared and approved by the personnel Commission.  The finance department conducted a salary analysis by comparing what other departments pay. Since the police Lieutenant salary is lower than a Captain, there would be a salary savings.  Foster says upon City Council’s approval, police staff will prepare a testing date for the Lieutenant position with an anticipated starting date in January 2014.

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