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Public Information Coordinator - Police Department

Company: City of Baytown
Location: Baytown
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Public Information Coordinator - Police Department Print ( Apply Public Information Coordinator - Police Department Salary $51,290.00 - $64,112.00 Annually Location 3200 N Main St. Baytown, TXJob TypeFull TimeDepartmentPoliceJob Number22-00000+ Description + Benefits + Questions Job SummaryBaytown is a growing community with a population of about 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay approximately 25 miles from Downtown Houston. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple Together we enrich lives and build community.Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for a qualified candidate who shares our values to join our team in the role of Public Information Coordinator.Under general direction of the Chief of Police or designee, the Public Information Coordinator (non-civil service) is an exempt level position responsible for leading the Police Departments media relations and social media. The Public Information Coordinator is responsible for engaging in public communications; overseeing digital engagement, and printed publications. The Public Information Coordinator serves as a Baytown Police Department spokesperson.The position requires someone who can create long-term relationships and interact with the media, citizens, other governmental entities and employees in a collaborative manner. In addition, this position is responsible for working with the Citys Emergency Management Team in the execution of effective emergency outreach communications.Attendance is an essential function of this position. The City reserves the right to require an employee in this position to work more than 40 hours a week which may be outside of regular work hours. This position provides services or performs duties for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations. These may include services or duties different from those performed in the usual course and scope of your job. In the event of an evacuation or crisis situation, the incumbent in this position may be required to remain to perform needed services. This position is considered to be essential.Duties+ Plans and executes the Police Departments digital communications program, to include two-way social media interaction, video updates, and web presence. Manages the Police Departments Facebook and Instagram accounts.+ Responds to media inquiries, forms relationships with the media and actively pitches narratives to all forms of media at a local and regional level. Serves as a spokesperson on police matters.+ The PIC is responsible for the flow of information from the department to the Media and the public. This is accomplished through completing a daily incident report and responding to media inquiries, completing media and news releases. Acting as a liaison between the department and media representatives in the event of crisis situations within the department.+ The PIC is responsible for coordinating with the Chief of Police or designee and media representatives in the preparations necessary for a news briefing / conference. These preparations should include, but are not limited to location selection and preparation, establishing the time of the briefing, briefing the Chief of Police or other person to speak in front of the media, and clarifying with investigative personnel and the legal advisor information to be released.+ Performs all other related duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsREQUIRED:+ Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent, directly related experience. + Experience in Microsoft Office Systems and social media applications.+ Valid drivers license with acceptable driving record.+ Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and obtain CJIS clearance. PREFERRED: + Professional marketing and communication experience with minimal supervision.+ Knowledge and understanding of law enforcement operations. + Experience in crisis management.+ On-camera interviews.Additional InformationKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques involved with public information, media and community relations, employee communications, writing, editing, graphic arts, audio visual production, and photography. Knowledge of basic website design and maintenance. Ability to manage, supervise and coordinate events. Ability to work under pressure and meet time lines. Ability to compose news articles, speeches, radio and television scripts, reports, correspondence and other written materials. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations. Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with all levels of City and other governmental staff, media representatives, community and business groups. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information. Can distinguish between information that is considered public versus confidential.HOW TO APPLY 01 Do you have at least a Bachelors' Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent, directly related experience? + Yes, I have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field from an accredited college or university.+ Yes, I have directly related experience equivalent to a Bachelors' Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field.+ I do not meet this requirement. 02 Please list your degree field and/or related experience as indicated in the question above. If you did not meet that requirement, please indicate "N/A". 03 What is your skill level with Microsoft Office and Social Media applications? + No experience with Microsoft Office and/or Social Media applications+ Beginner+ Intermediate+ Advanced+ Expert 04 Please list the Microsoft Office systems and Social Media applications you have experience working with. If you do not have Microsoft Office systems and Social Media applications experience, please indicate "N/A". 05 Do you have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record? + I do.+ I do not. 06 Please check each area that you have direct experience in: + Professional marketing and communications with minimal supervision.+ Law enforcement operations.+ Crisis management.+ On-camera interviews.+ None of the above. 07 If you are bilingual in which language are you most proficient? + I am not bilingual+ Spanish+ Vietnamese+ Chinese+ French+ Urdu+ Other+ American Sign Language 08 The purpose of the following questions is to assist the City of Baytown in determining if you meet the minimum standards set for the Texas Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Systems Access Policy and the standards of the Baytown Police Department. The ability to meet the standards and access CJIS systems is a requirement of the job. Read each of the following questions carefully. These questions will be asked again during a detailed interview with an investigator, and then verified by a polygraph examination. Answer each question truthfully. Failure to answer any question and any false answer knowingly given is just cause for denying or terminating your application from further processing. Please enter your initials below to acknowledge you understand the directions aforementioned. 09 Are you or have you ever received Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) clearance? + Yes+ No 10 Have you ever been convicted of or on deferred adjudication for a Felony? + Yes+ No 11 Have you ever been convicted of or on deferred adjudication for a Class A Misdemeanor? + Yes+ No 12 Have you been convicted of or on deferred adjudication for a Class B Misdemeanor? + Never+ Yes, within the last 10 years.+ Yes, more than 10 years ago. 13 Have you ever been indicted for any criminal offense? + Yes+ No 14 Have you ever been convicted of a Family Violence Crime? + Yes+ No 15 Please mark any of the following illegal drugs or substances you have ever used, experimented with, or tried in any quantity. + None of the listed illegal drugs or substances.+ Marijuana+ Hashish+ Speed+ Heroin+ L.S.D.+ Cocaine+ P.C.P.+ "XTC"+ Peyote+ Mushroom+ Qualude+ Tranquilizer+ Any Designer Drugs 16 For ALL of the illegal drugs or substances you marked in the previous question to ever using, experimenting with, or trying in any quantity, please list the name of the drug, the last time used, the total number of times you have used, and the number of times in the last 12 months you have used the drug(s). If you marked 'None of the listed drugs or substances' as your answer for question 13, please type N/A in the below text field. Required Question AgencyCity of BaytownAddress 2401 Market Street Baytown, Texas, 77520 Phone 281-422-8281 Website Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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