There is only one city in the country that can say it is the Nation’s Capital – Washington, D.C. Given that distinction, the Metropolitan Police Department is the premiere law enforcement organization in the city. We receive over 22 million visitors a year, have almost 700,000 residents, and 21,000 private business. The Department consists of more than 4,200 members: approximately 3,550 sworn members and over 650 civilian employees. We are one of the most diverse and highly trained departments in the country. We have the honor of safeguarding and protecting not only our nation’s residents, but also people from all over the world.
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) offers an attractive benefits package. The benefits package includes competitive compensation, health insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, short and long term disability and life insurance, as well a strong retirement benefit and saving options. Employees are also eligible for our employer contributed 401a plan after one year of employment. Additional perks such as discounts on wireless carriers, gym memberships, amusement park tickets and much more! Additional information can be found at: DCHR Benefits
This position is located in the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Executive Office of the Chief of Police (EOCOP). The Deputy Director, Office of Communications develops, leads and implements a comprehensive internal communications plan that aligns with and articulates MPD's goals, mission and values. The incumbent plans and executes innovative internal communications programs and activities to engage internal audiences and create a positive workplace culture. This individual is one of two deputy directors and a member of the Communications leadership team. Their primary focus will be on agency internal communications.
The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. Master's Degree strongly preferred.
Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CS-12 grade level, or its non-District equivalent, gained from public or private sector. Examples of specialized experience for this position include, but is not limited to: experience developing, implementing and evaluating communications plans; experience supporting organizational change management and crisis communications around sensitive workforce issues; experience developing engaging employee communications; fluent in multiple content types - editorial, digital, video, social, etc. and ability to supervise others.
One year of prior management/leadership experience required.
Work location is in an office environment. Work is sedentary and may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meeting and conferences away from the work site and carrying light items, such as laptops, papers, books, small parts, and driving an automobile.
Other Significant Factors
This position operates within the confines of a 24/7 operation. Incumbent of this position is required to provide after-hours on call technical support including weekends and holidays. Incumbent may also be subjected to rotating shifts, weekend work and changes in days off.
A background investigation, to include a criminal, traffic and credit check are required for positions with the Metropolitan Police Department.
The incumbent is required to possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s permit.
This position is “At Will”. At will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause. This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.
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