Job Description

Overall Job Objective


A Police Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program and the Internship Program within the Police Department.  An employee in this class coordinates with police supervisory personnel in order to determine volunteer needs and create volunteer job descriptions.  Specific duties include:  recruiting, interviewing, conducting background investigations, coordinating polygraph examinations, and selecting and placing volunteers and interns; training Police employees on volunteer management; creating program policy and procedures; ensuring that job-specific training is provided to volunteers; and serving on other related City, local, and/or state committees.  Additional duties involve giving oral presentations to public groups, interacting with the media, writing the VIPS newsletter as well as training materials for police supervisory personnel, preparing a summary for the annual report, assisting the division with other community programs and special events, and planning and coordinating the annual VIPS recognition banquet.  This class is responsible for performing related duties as required. 

The Police Volunteer Coordinator is assigned to the Community Engagement Division within the Administration Bureau of the Police Department.  Most work requires the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Applicant selection decisions are made within established guidelines but do require independent judgment and the ability to apply general knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel administration as related to volunteers and applicable laws and procedures.  This class is supervised by the Police Community Partnership Administrator who reviews work through reports and overall results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-administrative.

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 Public Relations, Business or Public Administration, or related field.  Two years full-time professional experience in volunteer or community program administration. 
Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.  Because of the confidential and sensitive nature of 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.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with Master's Degree is desirable.  Previous volunteer program administration and/or coordination experience with a municipality or public safety agency is highly desirable.

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