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Community Relations Specialist
The Community Relations Specialist should have a minimum of 3-4 years' experience in external affairs work, is media savvy, has experience working with local print/radio/television and has a background working with law enforcement or prosecutors. The Community Relations Specialist will report to the Community Affairs and Public Affairs Officer. Working with the community affairs officer, this person will develop law enforcement and community programmatic strategies. The candidate should have demonstrable good judgment and discretion and able to represent effectively federal law enforcement at public meetings and in a variety of other settings. Working with the Public Affairs Officer, this person will draft press releases and quotes, as appropriate. This person will also set up meetings and develop background briefing papers, as directed.
- Helps facilitate the development of localized crime prevention strategies and work with diverse communities across Minnesota to implement activities for the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), consistent with Department of Justice priorities and programs.
- Drafts press releases, quotes and research responses to media inquiries.
- Helps coordinate press conferences, meetings, and background materials, as appropriate to prep senior U.S. Attorney officials.
- Participates in the planning and implementation of District programs and initiatives. Work involves coordinating, facilitating, advising, and participating in the design, development, and operation of the programs.
- Participates in outreach programs including, but not limited to:
- Outreach efforts on Native American reservations
- Project Safe Neighborhoods
- Violence reduction initiatives
- Private sector outreach in areas such as cyber security
- Drug reduction
- School Safety Initiatives
- Sexual harassment in housing
- Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
- Bachelors Degree and 3+ years’ experience minimum.
- Experience working with federal, state, and local law enforcement desirable
- Excellent oral and written communications skills required
- Working knowledge of law enforcement operations, crime prevention programs, reentry initiatives, services and activities to assist communities in achieving crime prevention objectives and goals required
- Knowledge of federal grant making requirements desirable
- Ability to meet and deal with persons of varied levels and backgrounds and skill in negotiating and coordinating the work of various groups in order to build effective community coalitions required
- Ability to follow directions, and work independently until task is completed desirable
- Excellent attention to detail required
- Ability to remain calm and respectful in many high-pressure situations desirable
- Must be able to pass and maintain Federal Government Security Clearance.
PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
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