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City of Champaign, Assistant to the Police Chief for Community Services

The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as an Assistant to the Police Chief for Community Services in the Police Department.

Responsibilities of Position

This position performs administrative duties overseeing the Police Department’s media relations, social media, marketing and outreach programs.  This position represents the Police Department on community committees, advisory boards, and at community functions.  Duties include: develop opportunities to encourage citizen collaboration and police/community relations; coordinate community outreach events and services; develop strategies and assist in managing traditional and social media efforts; assist the Police Chief with special projects and police analyses; prepare management reports; and make oral and written presentations to the public, City Staff, City Council and other boards and committees.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, criminal justice, marketing, English, public administration or related discipline.
  • Considerable progressive related experience in public administration, public information, community or public relations, communications, marketing or a related field.
  • An equivalent combination of work experience and education that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is acceptable.
  • Experience with social media in a public or private organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media and/or website content management applications.
  • Experience working in a diverse community and with diverse groups or individuals.
  • Considerable written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex issues and projects.
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills including the ability to provide public information during crisis/emergency or other emotional or stressful situations.
  • Available for meetings and emergency response, as needed, outside of normal work hours.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Public sector or safety experience.


Drug screening and criminal background check will be required. The annual starting salary range is $82,583 – $94,010, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package.  Applications, including cover letter and resume, must be submitted online no later than Sunday, August 21, 2022.


The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results.  The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


To apply, visit the City’s Jobs Page at



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