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Gary Alan Scherer
0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000

Country of Citizenship: United States of America

Veterans' Preference: No

Highest Grade: GS-S, 4/2008-present

Contact Current Employer: No


Vacancy Posting #:



Core Competencies


Operations Management, Administration, Finance/P&L, Budgeting, Human Resources, Team Building, Project Management, Residential Construction, Contracting, Strategic Planning, Business Analysis, Policies and Procedures/Systems Development, Regulatory Compliance, Assets Management, Materials Planning, Procurement, Management Reporting, Communications, Client Relations, Program Development/Administration


Professional Experience


4/2008 -Present

Department of Treasury

Internal Revenue Service (816)

0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000 US

Salary: $29,619 USD Per

Hours per week: 40

Contact: May NOT Contact/Confidential

Tax Examiner

Effectively facilitate collection of monies and taxpayer compliance by proactively working accounts to define, address and resolve delinquency and balance due issues in accordance with Internal Revenue Manual guidelines.  Thoroughly analyze taxpayer inquiries, requests for adjustment actions and related documents to clearly determine and effectively resolve problems. Conduct extensive research of varied records through multiple sources to collect data and directly contact taxpayers and their representatives to gather critical information.  Comprehensively analyze/investigate financial statements to determine taxpayer financial status.  Prepare detailed Notices of Lien, Notices of Levy, Summons, and Release of Levies documents. Initiate correspondence with taxpayers/representatives. Expertly consult with taxpayers on regulations and related taxation issues.


Demonstrate proficiency in using proprietary computer system (IDRS, DI and ACS) to conduct research, manage data and work cases.  Apply solid understanding of accounting and taxation practices toward correcting and adjust accounts, inputting credit transfers, re-computing penalties and interest, and initiating refunds.


9/1999 -Present

Scherer Custom Homes, Inc.

Blue Springs, MO US

Salary: Varies - $75,000 to $145,000 USD annual

Hours per week: 40-60

Contact: Self-Employed, xxx-xxx-xxxx; Permission to Contact: Yes

President/Project Manager

Successfully launched and operate Residential Contracting company; formed Sub S Corporation as a registered Missouri Corporation in 1999, with full-scope business development, client management, project administration, fiscal/P&L and administrative responsibility. Have grown business to over $8.4M in custom home sales, with all homes passing initial City Inspection for occupancy. Fully accountable for planning, developing, coordinating, and steering projects ranging from $300K to $1M in value.


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Drive revenue growth by actively meeting with clients to define needs, developing and presenting competitive bids and negotiating contracts.  Apply expertise in building management practices, concepts and principles toward proficiently performing cost estimating, preparing materials/specifications documents and construction contracts and filing building permit applications; routinely meet with city officials throughout all phases of project to ensure regulatory compliance.


Innovatively acquire and control real estate to profitably construct spec and custom homes.  Develop and manage strategic alliances with over 60 subcontractors to facilitate projects for on-time, on-budget delivery and provide ongoing technical direction throughout project scope to ensure structural integrity, quality and code compliance. Build key relationships with financial/lending institutions to fund projects. Collaborate with plan designers and engineers to optimize project performance. Work with clients to provide technical direction and guidance during design phase and construction process and advise on optimal options and final selection of materials. Efficiently maintain complex records of construction process including data on acquisition of materials, costs, inspections, and disposal/sale of property.



4/1998 -10/2001

City of Grain Valley , Missouri

Salary: $43,500 USD annual

Hours per week: 40

Contact: Fred Mills, 816-847-6200 ; Permission to Contact: Yes

Chief of Police

Demonstrated advanced leadership skills in successfully managing operations of a Police Department employing 19 personnel.  Strategically planned, allocated and administered $678K budget to maximize use of resources in providing superior services to growing community of over 6K residents; successfully cut costs by $18,450, FY 1998, and $47,807, FY 1999.


Resourcefully generated close to $334K in additional personnel and equipment funding by preparing and submitting effective Federal and State Grant proposals.  Successfully created full-time Detective position using existing personnel at no additional cost to City. Actively collaborated with School District in generating $103K in Federal Grant funding to establish full-time School Resource Officer.


Enhanced operational efficiencies and quality by spearheading procurement and implementation of computer software for paperless reporting and comprehensive record keeping.  Developed Department s first SOP manual that played an instrumental role in boosting operational performance.  Facilitated a community-focused environment that substantially improved Department s public image and level of professionalism.


12/1970 -5/1997

Kansas City Missouri Police Department

Salary: 73,500 USD annual ending salary

Hours per week: 40

Contact: Lt. Col. Stephen Staffer, 816-234-5000; Permission to Contact: Yes

Major-Commander, North Patrol Division (1996-1997)

Steered 103-member division for largest geographical precinct in City, providing community-based policing services for 94K residents covering a 162 square mile region. Spearheaded alarm call response and roll call time procedural changes leading to 60% reduction in blackout time. 

Major-Commander, Special Operations Division (1993-1996)

Led an $8.1M budgeted division of 3 units employing 175+ Traffic, Tactical Operations/SWAT and Helicopter/Canine personnel in providing services ranging from traffic and security for special events and protection of visiting dignitaries to civil disorder and disaster response.

Generated a 36% reduction in fatalities and 9% reduction in traffic accidents, calendar year 1994, by strategically increasing level of responsiveness. Launched and directed Gun Suppression Program resulting in 62.5% decrease in target area homicides as well as 24% reduction citywide. Saved Division $200K in overtime costs through more effective use of resources and close monitoring of expenditures.  Persuasively negotiated training of 4 helicopter pilots to achieve substantial cost savings.




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Major-Commander, East Patrol Division (1992-1993)

Directed Division operations, with responsibility for over 150 personnel servicing 87K residents across a 35 square mile area. Spearheaded study of actual vs. authorized personnel to establish more effective staffing guidelines focused on ensuring optimal response to calls for service.  Drove multiple special initiatives ranging from addressing prostitution-related crime problems/patterns to identifying and resolving increased gang activity and related community crime issues.

Major-Executive Officer, Patrol Bureau (1990-1992)

Delivered quality administrative support of operations and procedures for Bureau of 750 uniformed personnel, with responsibilities including human resource management, standards development, procedures evaluation, and documentation of disciplinary matters, expenditures and staff responsibilities.

Held multiple leadership positions including serving as Acting Bureau Commander and Chairing Probationary Officer Review Panel, Firearms Review Committee and Awards Committee; participated in Executive Committee and presented Board Report on Bureau Commander s behalf.

Successfully revised Field Training Officer Program to boost performance. Designed and delivered dynamic Pre-Sergeant s School training module, Supervisors Responsibilities to the Public, Departments and Subordinates .

Resourcefully identified and troubleshot issues with slow response time of city tow trucks and implemented solution to resolve problem with Communications Unit Commander. Collaboratively implemented McGruff Safe House Project in the Kansas City, Missouri School District.

Captain-Commander, Planning and Research (1990)

Captain-Commander, Criminal Enforcement Unit (1989-1990)

Captain-Commander, Communications Unit (1987-1989)

Captain-Executive Officer, Traffic Division (1986-1987)

Captain-Watch Commander, Central Patrol Division (1985-1986)

Sergeant, Public Affairs (1984-1985)

Sergeant, Community Assistance Unit (1983-1984)

Sergeant, Patrol (1982-1983)

Police Officer (1970-1982)


Formal Education


Webster University, (816) 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000 US

Degree: Master's

Major: Management

Earned: July 1987

Semester Hours: 36

GPA: 3.750/4.000 scale

Honors: Graduated cum laude


University of Missouri at Kansas City, (816) 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000 US

Degree: Bachelor s

Earned: May 1978

Major: Administration of Justice

Semester Hours: 120.5

GPA: 3.357/4.000 scale


Truman High School, (816) 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000 US

Degree: High School or Equivalent Diploma

Earned: May 1966


Specialized Training/Certifications/Professional Credentials


Class A Certification, Peace/Reserve Officer, State of Missouri Department of Public Safety; Current

FBI National Academy-Quantico, VA US, Certificate of Completion; 1990




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Kansas/Missouri Residential Contractor's License, International Code Council (ICC); January 2007

Real Estate Brokers License, Missouri Real Estate Commission; August 2006

Missouri Real Estate Brokers Course; 48 hours, Completed August 2006

Real Estate Salesperson Examination, Missouri Real Estate Commission; July 2006

Missouri Real Estate Salesperson Course; 60 hours, Completed July 2006

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing; Professional Designation with emphasis on business and project management


Recognition/Awards/Commendations (select list)


Missouri House of Representatives Resolution in recognition of exemplary record of civic achievement.

Letter of Commendation from Chief of Police for initiating request to Missouri Department of Highway Safety, resulting in reinstatement of full funding ($88,177 versus partial funding of $50,000) of Multi-Offender Grant.

Special Unit Citation for revising/implementing advanced, comprehensive Critical Incident Management Plan including Field Force Concept and Critical Incident Management Committee.

Overall Commander of Emergency Services for response to 1993 Flood.

Recognized by Secret Service for Outstanding Cooperation in coordinating 4 Presidential visits.

Letter of Appreciation from Ministerial Alliance of Kansas City in response to reducing crime problems associated with prostitution activities.

Letter of Commendation, Chief of Police, for designing plan to address/resolve gang-related crime issues.






Home Builder Member, Association of Greater Kansas City




Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Member, Missouri Police Chiefs Association

Member, Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association

Board Member, Jackson County Drug Task Force C Board Member

Board of Directors, Western Missouri Regional Police Academy C Board of Directors

Member, Grain Valley Optimist Club

Member, Grain Valley Historical Society

Member, Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy Associates

Member, Kansas City Police Credit Union, 1983-2000

(Chair, Board of Directors, 1994; Vice Chair, Board of Directors, 1995-1996)


Military Background



United States Coast Guard Reserve

Honorable Discharge



United States Marine Corps Reserve

Service Number 2319665

Honorable Discharge








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Additional Data




Job Type: Permanent


Work Schedule: Full Time



US-MO: Kansas City/Independence







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