Filing Deadline: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Under general supervision, this individual will coordinate the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) community outreach grant activities in an assigned area of responsibility.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
The Community Outreach Coordinator will work closely with Indio’s SPI team, community residents, SPI partnering agencies, and the Indio Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit (COU).
Organize, facilitate and/or participate in community meetings in the SPI target area; provide program information to the public; works with neighborhood/resident groups, community organization, governmental entities or other City Departments.
Will be responsible for public awareness development through community education, involvement and support; other grant-related administrative tasks.
This position is a grant funded position and will end September 30, 2013.
Receives general direction from the Support Services Lieutenant or Unit Supervisor.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Community Outreach Coordinator. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, or Criminal Justice from an accredited college or university.
Experience in public relations/communication, marketing, or other closely related field. Must possess a valid California Class C driver license. Must be 18 years of age at time of appointment.
Operate standard office equipment, including a computer and a variety of word processing software and applications.
Exercise tact and diplomacy while striving to promote positive and cooperative community building activities with residents and SPI partnering agencies; collect and analyze field data through observation; speak in public with small and large groups of people; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; handle confidential information with discretion; initiate and accomplish work in a timely manner; work independently in the absence of direct supervision; work varying and flexible work hours.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Candidates must submit a City of Indio job application and resume by the job application deadline to the Human Resources Office. Applications may be obtained on our website, www.indio.org , or at City Hall. Faxes and e-mail applications will not be accepted. Successful candidates must pass an extensive background investigation.
Tentative date for oral interviews will be January 24, 2013.