Police Community Engagement Coordinator
The City of Mesa is excited to offer a one-time incentive payment of $2,000 for all full time employees and $1,000 for part-time benefited and part-time non-benefited employees who are active City Employees on January 31, 2023. To receive this one-time payment, new employees must have started their employment on or before January 31, 2023. This payment does not apply to seasonal employees. Join our team and start to work in time to receive this one-time payment!!
A Police Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing a variety of community programs, special events, and annual projects for the Police Department to assist in addressing community-policing issues. This position may be responsible for more than one community engagement activity or event at a time. Responsibilities of a Police Community Engagement Coordinator include coordinating the Police Community Engagement Academies, Citizen Police Academies, and special events; identifying and building relationships with community groups and leaders, advocacy groups, department liaisons, and key stakeholders; managing grant funds awarded to the Community Relations Division; preparing grant document requirements, budget information, statistical summaries, and/or graphics; monitoring and reporting daily cash receipts and cash handling procedures; and handling overall event logistics such as establishing meeting locations, securing speakers, creating promotional materials, making technical arrangements, and room setup. Duties also include: collecting and analyzing data of community issues to recommend strategies to enhance the Police Department’s engagement with the community; completing program surveys and recap reports; educating a diverse public about community issues in a positive manner; developing and maintaining a reporting system of community contacts; organizing program schedules and coordinating presenters; and developing digital content for marketing and communications, including an electronic newsletter. This position also coordinates volunteers and temporary staff and takes photographs at events. This class performs related duties as required.
The Police Community Engagement Coordinator is assigned to the Community Relations Division within the Community Services Bureau of the Police Department. Work requires the use of initiative and independent judgment. This class may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays to accommodate special events or annual project activities. Supervision is received from the Police Community Relations supervisor or Police Sergeant, who reviews work through reports and overall results achieved. This class is FLSA exempt administrative.
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- 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 Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Communications, or a closely related field. Considerable (3 - 5 years) of professional-level experience in operating and administering community outreach, neighborhood/community assistance, or community programs or events.
Special Requirements. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver’s License by hire date. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of the information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.
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.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Public contact experience in a law enforcement/public safety environment is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish/English is desirable.
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