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Immediate Openings for Crime Prevention Specialists

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS invites applications for the position of:
Crime Prevention Specialist

SALARY:
$22.14 – $30.85 Hourly $46,040.80 – $64,159.68 Annually

JOB TYPE:
Full-time

DEPARTMENT:
Police Department

LOCATION:
City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis

VACANCIES:
2

APPLICATION PERIOD:
05/09/16 4:00 PM – 05/20/16 11:59 PM

POSTING TYPE:
Open to the public

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The City of Minneapolis seeks Crime Prevention Specialists (CPS). The CPS will work in a precinct implementing community crime prevention strategies and addressing neighborhood problems. The CPS will partner with MPD leadership and community members to uphold the goals and values of MPD while meeting community needs. The Crime Prevention Specialist working conditions may vary based on precinct assignment and will include work in the community and an office setting with rare exposure to hazardous conditions. The position is a non-exempt position and may be required to work flexible hours to cover meetings and community events. ELIGIBLE LIST WILL EXPIRE SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER POSTING

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Including but not limited to the following)
Identify problems through community input, review of police reports, calls for service, housing information and other sources.
Identify and work with other City Departments, County Departments, and other Police Departments (National and local) to address identified concerns.
Work with these organizations to identify problems, develop crime prevention plans, and identify specific actions which can help resolve the issues.
Perform community contact at residential and organizational (religious institutions, business locations, sororities, block clubs, etc.) locations to include participation and presentations to educate and train the public on crime prevention topics including home/apartment security, commercial security, auto theft prevention, personal safety, graffiti prevention, crime prevention through environmental design, identity theft prevention, neighborhood – alley and block security and safety.
Work with others in the MPD and other City Departments to develop, coordinate and host community events such as rental property owner workshops, citizen academies, sex offender notification meetings and related events.
Develop, plan and conduct presentations for residents to become block leaders, and Crime Prevention Committee Members/Leaders including Rental property Owner Group Leaders.
Work closely with community organizations to establish/maintain residential and apartment clubs, business block clubs, landlord groups, and neighborhood crime prevention groups, and related clubs by door knocking, phone calling, making presentations, hosting workshops, facilitating meetings, etc.
Provide one on one crime prevention support to individuals who are concerned about crime in the community (in person, via telephone, etc.)
Maintain documentation on ‘cases’ for reporting to the community and for possible use in relation to criminal or civil hearings, enter information into the CPRS ‘Police Report’ system.
Refer information to the City or County Attorney Offices related to the State Nuisance Laws and the City’s Rental License Program.
Send notification and warnings property owners and may issue administrative citations for noisy assembly problems.
Write and distribute community crime alert information, press releases, brochures, and other crime prevention information documents to the community.

This position is represented by AFSCME. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/…/labor-agreements_professiona…

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology or equivalent.

Experience: Two years of outreach, volunteer coordination, or experience performing duties similar to those listed above.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of related education and experience MAY BE considered. Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. It is preferred that the Crime Prevention Specialist have personal transportation to travel throughout Minneapolis to attend meetings.

SELECTION PROCESS: Eligibility to be considered for the position will be determined by a combination of the following: Training and experience evaluation, oral examination and / or computer based test. It is very important to fully describe your education and work experience as it relates to this opening in your online application. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources office reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

BACKGROUND CHECK: The City has determined that a thorough Police Department background check / investigation, criminal background check, and/or qualifications check may be necessary for positions with this job title. Applicants will be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred in areas such as planning or urban studies
Ability to manage crime safety notifications for assigned area
Ability to effectively solve problems in collaboration with the community of assigned precinct
Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Strong aptitude to develop and learn new software applications
Knowledge of community organizing principles and strategies and volunteer recruiting
Knowledge of legal system and options available to deal with problems and situations
Knowledge of basic law enforcement principles and practices
Knowledge of negotiation techniques and the ability apply them
Familiarity with the MPD policies and procedures, and with applicable City ordinances and statutes
Good written and oral communication skills and the ability to make presentations before large groups.
Ability to learn quickly and apply crime prevention principles and practices
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people
Ability to explain procedures and policy and recommend solutions to problems

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/jobs 250 South 4th Street Room #100 Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 673-2282 human.resources@minneapolismn.gov
Position #2016-00195 CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST DV