City of Longmont
Job posted on:
09 Aug 2016
Job starts on:
01 Oct 2016
350 Kimbark St., Longmont, Colorado 80501
Desired Skills & Experience:
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Safety, Public Administration, Sociology, or related field. Three to five years of progressively responsible experience performing analysis and/or investigation of public safety related activity. Experience in working with citizens or community groups. Three years’ experience with computerized data analysis systems and application of statistical, research, and analytical methodology.
Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.
General Job Description:
16-0463 Research & Community Engage Mgr.
Division: Public Safety Chief
Department: Public Safety
Hiring Range: $5,720 – 6,355/MO
Regular Full-time with benefits
40 hrs/wk Varied days.
DEFINITION: Under the General direction provided by the Public Safety Chief, incumbent is responsible for the leadership and management of the Research & Development unit. Provide tactical and pattern analysis support to all components of the Public Safety Department; provide strategic data analysis, trend reporting, and additional quantitative data collection and analysis functions. Provide research, evaluation, and development capabilities to the department. Provide oversight for the department’s strategic planning efforts. This position will assist with and/or manage responsibilities and functions associated with the City’s efforts to develop high levels of commitment, accountability and action by our residents in addressing social issues and concerns in our community. In addition to unit management and supervision, this is a professional/technical skill-level position requiring expertise in collection, management, and projection of data to be used for program/service decisions. This position is an integral part of the Public Safety Department’s command staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Supervise, organize, coordinate and assign the work of staff. Manage, plan, design, monitor, review, and participate in the research and development activities of the unit. Research, compile, and analyze data from a wide variety of sources; e.g., internal public safety reports, census information, economic reports, demographic reports, and data from other agencies; use this information to identify and recommend methods for proactive public safety responses to community based needs and issues. Provide the Public Safety Chief and command staff with critical and timely information, guidance and assistance pertaining to direction, trends, strategies, developments and innovations in public safety. Conduct community surveys; analyze and report on survey results and trends; provide and apply survey data in viable community service projections. Oversee and coordinate the department’s strategic planning processes; obtain and report on strategic recommendation updates. Attend meetings and collaborate with various departmental functions to develop and respond to programming and research needs. Assist in data retrieval, collection, preparation, and analysis for the development of policy, procedures, and programming. Monitor qualitative and quantitative analysis of data models, formats, and efficiencies relative to maximum departmental utility and programming efforts. Information is used for public safety training and decision-making and/or determining the allocation and deployment of departmental resources most effectively. Maintain liaison with department staff, other agencies, advisory groups, local officials, and members of the public regarding data analysis, problem solving, the role of public safety, and program and performance evaluation. Research, oversee, manage, and plan the evaluation of programs and department-wide performance. Evaluation may involve sampling, instrument construction, coding of data, data entry, data and statistical analysis, and cost-benefit assessment. Write and prepare the Annual Report. Identify and convene residents in our community for the purpose of creating engagement and commitment amongst our residents. Facilitate conversations that build commitment, accountability and directed action amongst our residents. Participates in finding opportunities for our residents to become engaged, involved and partner with current community organizations. Participates in the development of new structures or mechanisms in which our residents can bring their resources and expertise to assist with social issues and concerns in our community. Evaluates the effectiveness of citizen engagement either in current organizations or new structures or mechanisms. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a standard office environment and involves 4-6 hours sitting. Work requires problem-solving skills; frequent use of fingers and hands to enter and retrieve data, writing, reading, reasoning, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; working closely with others. Occasional light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), pulling, pushing, reaching, walking, standing, bending/stooping. Occasional climbing, twisting, kneeling, squatting, driving. May be required to work varied and/or extended hours as needed.
DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Department, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Time, on September 6, 2016. An online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.