Public Relations Coordinator

Chicago Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Chicago Police Department
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/16/24
  • @ 11:59 PM (CDT)

Salary:

  • $80,628

Sworn:

  • 11,716

Population:

  • 3 million

Position Details

Public Relations Coordinator

New Affairs

Chicago Police Department

Under direction, plans and directs the public relations or public education functions of a City department; and performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Prepare and review press releases and information being released publicly.
  • Draft talking points for Department leadership.
  • Serves as department spokesperson in responding to inquiries from media.
  • Arrange interviews and highlights pieces for Department members.
  • Prepares and edits remarks for department executives.
  • Coordinates press conferences.
  • Coordinates digital media, including social media and video, aligned with Departmental messages.
  • Works closely with other City Departments and Agencies to coordinate and promote programs, initiatives and engagements.
  • Prepares narrative and activity reports of communication, public information, and outreach activities.

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location:

3510 S. Michigan Avenue (Police Headquarters)

Days:

Monday through Friday

Hours:

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a directly related field, PLUS at least five (5) years of experience in the development and implementation of public information programs, including two (2) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Five (5) years of professional news or communication experience
  • Two (2) of supervisory experience · Two (2) years of crisis communication experience

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications:

  • None 

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

SELECTION REQUIREMENT:

  • This position requires applicants to complete an interview and assessment.
  • The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected for hire.

VETERANS PREFERENCE:

The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. The preference granted under this section shall be in the form of preference in processing. Eligible candidates must have at least six months (180 days) of active duty documented.

To receive the veteran's preference, candidates need to indicate whether they are a veteran by answering "YES" or "NO" to the question on the online application AND attach one of the following documents: · DD214—Member Copy 4. The copy must include discharge status, which is found on the Member Copy A letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating a minimum of 180 days of active duty service and character of service. This letter must also include a copy of the applicant's Military ID. · OR Active military personnel must attach a letter from their Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying a minimum of 180 days of Active Duty, and length of service, and must include the character of the service status in the Armed Forces of the United States. This letter must also include a copy of the applicant's Military ID.

Residency Requirement:

All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or disabilityaccommodations@cityofchicago.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources Brandon Johnson, Mayor Sandra Blakemore, Commissioner

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CDT on 04/4/2024. No exceptions will be made.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

APPLY HERE:

https://shorturl.at/suV19



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