PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
City of Springfield, MO - Springfield, MO

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DUTIES
Serves as the primary contact for the Police Department's media programs, inquiries and news releases. Develops, coordinates and administers communication and marketing programs to promote the department's programs and services.

Requires
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field, plus three years related, responsible experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice or related field may be substituted in place of a Communications, or related, degree. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Experience in a law enforcement environment preferred. Subject to emergency call-in. Will require some weekend and evening hours. Incumbent must possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator’s License in order to operate a vehicle for the purpose of completing job duties; must provide a personal vehicle for transportation purposes as required. Must be able to successfully complete an intense security background investigation.

Salary
$1,624.80 - $2,236.80 Bi-weekly is complete Salary Range.
(Starting salary is typically at the beginning of the range depending on individual qualifications and budget authorization.)

Application Deadline
5:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013.
(Applications/Resumes submitted by mail must be postmarked the day of the application deadline.)

Apply Online
http://www.springfieldmo.gov/jobs/vacancy/4821.html

ALL CANDIDATES SUBMITTING A RESUME SHOULD INCLUDE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

NOTE: To receive credit for college education, you must submit your college transcript with your application. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein. Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity, per Merit Rule 5.8.

The ELIGIBLE LIST established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. Individuals must apply now in order to be considered for future openings of this position. Eligible applicants will have the option of having their name withheld from consideration for specific vacancies if they choose.
To ensure consideration, CITY EMPLOYEES wishing to transfer or take a voluntary demotion for the current vacancy should indicate their interest to the Human Resources Department by completing the appropriate form by the application deadline.

According to Merit Rule 10.1(c), no CITY EMPLOYEE “shall be deemed eligible for promotional examination whose last service rating was not satisfactory.”

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment. Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.

Pre-employment drug testing required.


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