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Metropolitan Police Department Washington, DC
Metropolitan Police Department Washington, DC

Deputy Director, Office of Communications

TYPE

Full Time

LOCATION

Washington, DC
DATE POSTED
April 21, 2022
SALARY
$133,912
CLOSE DATE
May 2, 2022
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Job Description

This position is located in the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Executive Office of the Chief of Police (EOCOP), Office of Communications.

The incumbent is a part of the Communications leadership team and serves as the Deputy Director. He/she manages information flow between MPD and the media within the framework of established laws, regulations, policies, and directives.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

- Plans, designs, and executes a program involving select strategic communications, news media, writing, editing, web management, and marketing projects, as well as other public services.

- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with members of the press group interested in MPD’s activities or performance.

- Manages the overall implementation of marketing and advertising campaigns, coordinates the writing, design, and production of marketing materials for all departmental programs.

- Oversees the visual content and writes and edits written content for issuance and publications.

- Receives and responds to information requests from the news media and the public, which often requires a detailed explanation of negative comments made on the performance of the department in a particular situation; and coordinates public relation activities, including preparation of any other related materials.

- Provides assistance and consultation to staff in initiating and maintaining direct contact with the public, specialized groups, and community entities concerned with the services of the department.

- Advises management of attitude of the public and users of the services, as well as, achievements and criticisms.

- Directs special events and other activities intended to develop interest in the department’s programs.

- Researches and gathers background information for speeches; produces other communication writing, including press releases, press advisories, newsletters, campaign designs for offline and online educational and marketing tools.

- Researches, defines, and negotiates media buys. Initiates media coverage of the Police Department to highlight efforts, accomplishments, and/or investigative updates.

- Engages and interacts with audiences through department social media outlets utilizing various social media platforms.

- Provides supervision; plans work to be accomplished by subordinates and sets priorities and schedules for the completion of work.

- Assigns work based on priorities, expectation of assignments, and capabilities of employees.

- Establishes performance standards and determines work plans and evaluates performance of subordinates.

- Provides advice, counsels and instructs individual employees on both work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for office positions; makes recommendations for appointment, promotion, or reassignment of office positions. Receives and resolves complaints from employees; refers group grievances and serious unresolved complaints to the Director.

- Documents disciplinary action on minor issues and recommends action to Director for more serious cases.

- Approves and disapproves leave. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees and makes provision for such activities.

- Performs other related duties as assigned.

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