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Job Title
Civilian Community Services Coordinator
Posting Date
Full Time, Non-Supervisory
Salary Range
Consummate with Experience
Primary Location
  This position will be based out of 710 Long Lane Sub Station

We are looking to fill the position of Civilian Community Services Coordinator in the Police Department. The attached job description gives a more detailed description of this position. The position is Full Time, Non-Supervisory.

All interested parties not already employed by the township should complete the required job application. Any current township employee interested in this position should advise their department head.

All interested parties should email their their application and resume to Amy Favretto [jobapp@upperdarby.org] no later than 2011-03-09

General Summary

Position Concept

The Community Service Coordinator is a key member of the Township’s Community Policing program. The individual will act as a liaison to the residents of Upper Darby Township and represents Upper Darby Township Police in community affairs Policing issues.

Rank and Assignment

The Community Services Coordinator is a civilian employee of the police department. This position is a full-time, permanent, position. The position is assigned to the Police Administration Division. Personnel and work assignments are made wholly at the discretion of the Superintendent of Police or his/her designate, based on the needs of the police department, and the Township Administration.

Must pass Police background check and be a resident of Upper Darby Township.

Conditions of Continued Employment/Assignment

The Community Service Coordinator may be required to successfully complete any mandatory external or in-house training as assigned by the Superintendent of Police. Additional training in relevant topics may be required.

Immediate Supervisor

The Community Policing coordinator is assigned to the Police Administration Division and reports directly to the divisional first line supervisor.

Work Schedule and Related Information

The community Policing coordinator is officially scheduled as a day work position (i.e. Monday – Friday from 0800 hours to 1600 hours with a 45 minute lunch break) however there is a measure of flexibility permitted in work hours so as to accommodate the needs of evening and weekend meetings.

The Community Policing coordinator is expected to appropriately self-manage and adjust his/her schedule, within reason and is subject to supervisory oversight and approval, so as to minimize service interruptions and work disruptions when per-forming duties assigned. The civilian community policing coordinator is subject to the standing Township rules and guidelines for non-bargaining employees.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work closely with police officers, police administrative staff and Township Administration in identifying community issues.
  • Represent the Police Department on community task force’s and organizations that address the needs and desires of the community and specific target areas. Individual must be able to attend neighborhood and organization meetings, some of the meetings will occur in the evening or on weekends and be able to interact with the Township residents.
  • Act as a liaison between the residents of Upper Darby Township, the Police Department, the Mayor, the elected council members, the Township administration and other Social Service type organizations.
  • Coordinates the administration of existing township resources and community needs & desires.
  • Keeps Township Police officers aware and educated about the non-police resources available in the community. Coordinates with the Police administration on issues related to the department community policing policy.
  • Identify and develop potential grant opportunities related to community policing. Work with the Township Grant Administrator in the development of information and data associated with the writing and submission of Grant. Co-ordinate with the Townships Financial officer in the development of reports associated with grant funding.
  • Performs other related duties and assignments as may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Upper Darby Township, its neighborhoods, demographics and social services.
  • Working knowledge of community resources public, private and social services available to the community.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, be able to address and make presentations to large public gatherings.
  • Ability to work in environments that require conflict resolution, consensus and team building skills.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant social services (e.g. sociology, criminology, social welfare, political science, government, public administration) or equivalent education and work experience. Prior experience in municipal government or police department environments a plus.
  • Proven experience and ability to work with multicultural and socially diverse communities.

Salary Range:

Consummate with Experience

Residency: Residency Required