Job: Police Events Coordinator

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective


A Police Events Coordinator is a civilian classification which is responsible for the coordination of special events and annual projects for the Police Department (example:  Take Your Child to Work Day, Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, Cops and Robbers Golf Tournament and Auction, W. Steven Martin Police Toy Drive, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween Safety program, Family Appreciation Day, retirement ceremonies, Annual Awards Banquet, and honors and awards banquets/luncheons).  Responsibilities include:  coordinating the Police Department Special Thanks And Recognition (STAR) program which involves serving as a representative for Responsibility Center (RC) 571, training the other Police STAR representatives, tracking and monitoring expenditures, preparing reports, and promotion/advertising for the program; planning, organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and implementing special events and annual projects; coordinating volunteers and temporary staff; securing, scheduling, and preparing event facilities and speakers; preparing promotional materials (example:  flyers and registrations) for distribution regarding events/projects; preparing event or project evaluations and other related reports, proposals, press releases, letters, and policies; creating and maintaining databases for tracking purposes; ordering various departmental plaques; attending board, task force, or committee meetings; and participating in local, state, and national organizations relating to the assigned event or project.  This class performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features:  A Police Events Coordinator may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays to accommodate special events or annual project activities.  Supervision is received from a Police Sergeant or Police Department Administrator who reviews work through meetings, conferences, reports, and results achieved.  This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualification(s) Required.  Graduation from high school or GED or its equivalent.  Good (1 - 3 years) experience in a progressively responsible role of public relations and/or coordinating events.  Experience and/or training in public speaking. 

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Public contact experience in a law enforcement/public safety environment is preferred.

Special Requirements.  Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of the information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.  Must have or be able to obtain a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.

Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures. 

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Human Resources
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211