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Neighborhood Affairs Liaison

FLSA: Hourly

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SALARY RANGE:

(019) $13.56 - $19.27 an hour     $28,204.80 - $40,081.60 a year

APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED WITH THE TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT

JOB CODE: 768120

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will perform community relations work serving as liaison between the assigned police department district and the citizens and community organizations that reside within that district.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Investigates complaints, conducting presentations, writing reports, and providing assistance to the public

  • Investigates complaints concerning Elderly Affairs offenses within the assigned district.

  • Acts on referrals from officers, government agencies, and the community to refer elderly citizens to the appropriate social service agency for assistance.

  • Schedules and publicly announces programs in relation to Elderly Affairs and documents the programs presented, to include the location and number of persons contacted.

  • Assists in organizing crime prevention groups in residential and business areas targeted for certain geographical locations within the district and maintains liaison with these and other interested community groups.

  • Acts as liaison between community organizations and division personnel.

  • Assists in the formation of new community groups once the group has met established requirements.

  • Becomes acquainted with the citizens residing and working in neighborhoods throughout the district in an effort to gain awareness of their crime and public safety concerns.

  • Forwards information gathered from citizens on crime and crime trends for action.

  • Plans and develops programs to educate citizens in the district on how to prevent crime and how to prevent them from becoming the victim of a crime.

  • Conducts crime prevention presentations within communities in the assigned district.

  • Informs citizens on how to report crime and other activities, behaviors and information that the police should be made aware of.

  • Plans and develops strategies to encourage citizens to secure and identify their personal property in order to reduce the likelihood of theft or increase the likelihood of recovery in the event of theft.

  • Maintains statistical information with regard to presentations, contacts with citizens, elderly affairs investigations, meetings attended, and any other information deemed appropriate by the supervisor.

  • Prepares and submits monthly crime prevention activity report; quarterly Community Assessment report which describes current community concerns, potential problems involving law enforcement activities within the community , recommended solutions to concerns and problems, and action(s) taken.

  • Makes referrals to Code Enforcement and other entities when necessary.

  • Participates in meetings to obtain updates on citywide events, new programs, neighborhood watch information, etc.

  • Performs related work as required.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

Working knowledge of: the departments, functions, and services available within TPD and the city to provide accurate and timely information and referrals to citizens.

Ability to: learn and interpret pertinent laws, statutes, ordinances, and standard operating procedures necessary to perform the job; establish and maintain effective relations with the public, community organizations, and co-workers; speak and communicate effectively; prepare accurate, complete, and grammatically correct reports; understand and follow oral and written instructions; render appropriate decisions regarding the necessary course of action in cases; learn and satisfactorily perform various administrative, information, and, investigative tasks; operate office equipment; operate a city vehicle, when necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited high school preferably with six (6) months in office work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid Florida driverís license.

EXAMINATION:

Evaluation of training and experience.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of August 7, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

Posted: 7-31-13 (768120)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 8/7/2013 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.