October 21st, 2014

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Job Opportunities

Buena Vista, Virginia




Successful job applicants for the City of Buena Vista must pass a pre-employment alcohol and drug-screening test and must agree to submit to random on-the-job drug testing if hired. The City of Buena Vista offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and retirement for full-time positions within the City of Buena Vista.


The City of Buena Vista is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, creed, national origin, handicap, age or political affiliation. For more information on equal employment opportunity laws click here.


The City of Buena Vista is accepting applications for the following positions:


Deputy Chief of Police/Captain


Job Description/Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Police is the second in command of the city’s police department and is responsible for exacting proper performance of all subordinate department personnel to ensure a safe environment for the citizens of the city. This person is responsible for the proficiency, discipline, appearance and overall professionalism of the department’s sworn and non-sworn personnel. Duties also include assisting the Chief in formulating policies and regulations for the department, overseeing the department’s training initiatives, assisting with the research and writing of grants as well as providing assistance with the overall administration of the department. The candidate will be responsible for successful completion of the state’s accreditation process.


Salary range for this position is $52,000 – $60,000, based upon experience and education. The city also offers full benefits including health care, paid vacation and sick time, VRS and life insurance.


The candidate must have an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in a closely related criminal justice field. Significant law enforcement experience is required, including management level experience. VA DCJS law enforcement certification upon hire, as well as a valid Virginia driver’s license is also required. The candidate must possess written and oral communication skills commensurate with the level of the position, as well as knowledge in computer programs.

Send resume and completed job application to:

City Manager, 2039 sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416, (540) 261-8601

Please address applications to Garth L. Wheeler, Chief of Police




All applicants must fill out a Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment to be considered for a position within the City of Buena Vista.  Click here for an online version of the application.