The City of Naperville’s Police Department seeks a full-time Crime Prevention Specialist to work Monday - Friday (primarily on days, but may require occasional evening and weekend hours). This position is responsible for identifying, developing and presenting programs to community groups, schools and the general public. This position reports to an Investigations Sergeant.
Salary: $25.65/hour (minimum of range) - $32.40 (midpoint of range), depending upon qualifications
Serving as one of the Police Department’s public education representatives, key responsibilities include: coordinating special programs held in the community in conjunction with the Police Department; establishing relationships between the Police Department and citizens, service organizations, educational institutions, homeowners associations, news media and the business community to coordinate efforts and resources aimed at personal safety; and identifying, developing and presenting public safety programs to schools, local community groups and individuals in the community. Position may be involved in such programs as National Night Out, Neighborhood Watch, Crime Stoppers, Community Radio Watch, fast-track and numerous other programs.
This position requires high-level skills in public speaking, community relations and written communication (including presentations and displays). The selected candidate must be able to effectively work with the public and possess exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills. An Associate’s degree in a related field is required; a Bachelor’s degree or teaching certificate is preferred. A minimum of 1-3 years of experience in crime prevention, education, public relations, law enforcement or a related field is required. All candidates must possess a valid Illinois Class D license and will be required to successfully pass a polygraph test as well as a post-offer drug screen.
The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live. The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It’s also a great place to work! Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.
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The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.