Summary of Job Duties
The hiring range for this position is $72,674– $90,843 / Annually
The full salary range for this position is $72,674 - $113,553 / Annually
All applications must include a Cover Letter and Resume, including at least 3 professional references.
The Communications Specialist Sr reports to the supervisor of the Aurora Police Department Media Relations Unit within the Office of the Chief of Police, works collaboratively and strategically to promote a positive image of the city through earned media. The person in the position, in coordination with the Media Relations Unit supervisor, will be responsible for responding to media partners in line with Department and city media strategy, as well as writing compelling content on city issues, projects and priorities, assisting with talking points and speeches.
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
The Aurora Police Department
The Aurora Police Department is responsible for providing law enforcement services to a growing, urban/suburban community with unique and ever-changing needs. We strongly believe that the challenges facing the police department can only be addressed effectively by connecting with community leaders, school administrators, members of the business community, non-profit organizations, other government agencies, neighborhood groups and most importantly, individual residents. It is through this spirit of partnership that we will continue to see further reductions in crime and we will enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in our city.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Bachelor's Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, broadcasting, video production and/or directly related fields
At least 3 years o
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