COMMUNITY COORDINATOR - CPS

Exam Type
Notice of Vacancy
Department
Erie County DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES
Location
45 Elm Street
Posting Date
Closing Date
Salary
$61,871 - $79,108 Annually

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES
PROVISIONAL VACANCY NOTICE

***The person hired for this position will have to take a civil service examination at a future date and
attain a score that is reachable under NYS Civil Service Law***

DEPARTMENT:                     CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES
TITLE OF POSITION:           COMMUNITY COORDINATOR-CPS
LOCATION and HOURS:     45 ELM ST (9am-5pm)
SALARY:                                $61,871-79,108 Annually

Erie County is looking for a focused and hardworking individual to fill the new position of Community Coordinator within the Department of Central Police Services. If you are interested in making a positive impact in the community and working collaboratively with others then this job is for you! This position involves working with a wide array of public and private organizations to identify and implement special projects aimed at promoting public safety and coordinating anti-violence programs.

The Community Coordinator analyzes data for the purpose of recommending and implementing public safety programs provided by Erie County. This position organizes meetings among diverse stakeholders, works to maximize efficiency of anti-violence programs, maintains close communication with public and private partners, networks with relevant private organizations and is versed on existing anti-violence programs. The overall goal is to ensure Erie County is implementing the best possible programs across all departments and agencies to promote a safe community.

What knowledge, skills and abilities are we looking for?

  • Thorough knowledge of issues and concerns related to relevant public safety matters;
  • Good knowledge of local, state, and national agencies, facilities and services which can be utilized to aid the mission of the Department of Central Police Services;
  • Good knowledge of administrative principles and practices and their effective application;
  • Good knowledge of public relations techniques;
  • Ability to gather, organize, investigate and evaluate pertinent data;
  • Ability to identify critical issues and to formulate programs addressing these;
  • Ability to develop necessary guidelines and to effectively integrate program changes with ongoing operations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with professional and volunteer personnel, elected officials, support staff and the general public; lobbying skills; resourcefulness;
  • Initiative; tact; sound professional judgment;
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with other groups and individuals to further the mission of the department
  • Successful completion of a background check, capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications:

A.) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or university with a Master’s Degree in Business, Communications, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work or closely related field and one year of experience in community relations, public affairs or related field; or;

B.) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work or closely related field and three years of experience in community relations, public affairs or related field; or;

C.) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in Business, Communications, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work or closely related field and five years of experience in community relations, public affairs or related field; or;

D.) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

What we offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Pension
  • Union membership
  • Vacation, sick and personal leave- including cancer screening time
  • Starting pay is $29.74/hr. or $61,871/yr. with regular pay increases
  • On-site gym
  • Fun work environment with fantastic coworkers

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by July 18, 2022 to:

Send resume and cover letter to Central Police Services Commissioner James Jancewicz, 45 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 or email to james.jancewicz@erie.gov.

Only those whose resumes are being considered will be contacted.
Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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06/27/2022 - 1:10 pm