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31 Aug 2022

Part-Time Crime Prevention Specialist

City of Woodland Human Resources – Posted by HRwoodland Woodland, California, United States

Job Description

Posting Date: August 29, 2022                    Final Filing Date: September 19, 2022

THE CITY OF WOODLAND INVITES YOUR APPLICATION FOR

CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST – TEMPORARY/PART-TIME

Current Salary: $24.71 – $31.54 per hour

THE POSITION

Performs administrative and public relations work involving the development and implementation of
crime prevention programs, methods, and techniques for individuals, businesses and community
groups. The position will be responsible for monitoring, recruiting and developing the Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program. The position is responsible for community initiatives and the exchange of information between the Department and the public through the media and various Social Media tools Performs administrative and public relations work involving the development and implementation of crime prevention programs, methods, and techniques for individuals, businesses and community groups.  The position is responsible for community initiatives and the exchange of information between the Department and the public through the media and various Social Media tools. This is a Temporary/Part-Time position working no more than 960 hours in a Fiscal Year. 

 IDEAL CANDIDATE

The Ideal Candidate is someone who is outgoing, with strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work well independently. The candidate must have good general clerical skills, be familiar with social media and have knowledge about event planning. The ability to manage people in a volunteer capacity is also ideal for this candidate.  The Ideal Candidate will be flexible, as this position will be required to occasionally work evenings and/or weekends as necessary.  The ability to speak Spanish is also highly desirable.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Recommend and assist in the implementation of Crime Prevention goals and objectives by implementing approved programs, policies and procedures; promote Crime Prevention at a variety of special events; conduct business crime prevention seminars on topics such as office safety, internal security, theft and robbery prevention.  Develop and present a variety of educational programs, oral presentations, and learning activities for community based organizations, neighborhood groups, civic groups, schools, elderly and youth organizations, and other groups in order to promote citizen awareness of crime prevention activities in areas such as personal safety, rape, burglary, child abuse, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, and gang activity.  Promote and coordinate the Woodland Neighborhood Watch Program; prepare and distribute Neighborhood Watch quarterly newsletters that identify crime patterns and provide appropriate safety tips; develop brochures, posters, slides and other informational material, including layout and design.  Maintain City sponsored Social Media websites. Work cooperatively with others.  Develop and maintain programs that utilize community volunteers; coordinate and supervise volunteers at special events.  Prepare press releases and other public relations materials concerning public safety and crime prevention; represent the Police Department to the public on assigned matters and programs.  Attend community meetings and serve on committees or boards as a Police Department representative.  Discuss any pertinent crime problems with officers and employees at unit briefings.   Assist in problem solving long standing neighborhood concerns; conduct security surveys in residences and commercial buildings; respond to inquiries from individuals and provide information regarding personal security or neighborhood problems.  Understand the principals of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design; review and make recommendations on all building plan proposals in the City of Woodland; review and respond to ABC license applications.  Maintain appropriate records of developed groups, presentations and research materials.  Maintain appropriate records and files to facilitate day-to-day administrative operations of assigned area. Maintain confidentiality of privileged information.  Interact with social media and must possess knowledge of public relations.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Regular, predictable, consistent and timely attendance is an essential function of the position, in that Employee must be present at work to complete assigned tasks.

 QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.  Additional college course work or vocational training is highly desirable. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field may be substituted for all work experience. An Associate’s degree or the equivalent of 60 semester units in the same fields may be substituted for one (1) year of the work experience.

Experience:  Two (2) years of general administrative/office work experience or one (1) year of administrative/office work in a law enforcement agency. Prefer experience with substantial public interaction.

 License or Certificate:  Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license.

 APPLICATION

Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/employment or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2022.  Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Review Process:  Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.

This position will work a flexible schedule throughout the week and must be able to work events scheduled during weeknights and weekends.  This position is temporary/part-time.  Temporary employees work no more than 130 hours in a month and 960 hours in a Fiscal Year. 

 The pay cycle is monthly.  Pay day is the last working day of the month.  With the exception of workers’ compensation coverage and paid sick leave based on hours worked, no other benefits/compensations are provided.  Employees must contribute 1.45% of salary to Medicare and 7.5% to a retirement plan in accordance with Federal Law.

THE ABILITY TO SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND SPANISH IS A

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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