Public Information Officer (City)

Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Police Department

$38.62 – $52.64 Hourly

10/16/2022 11:59 PM Central

Job Posting Information

This is a full-time civilian position within the Lincoln Police Department.

HOURS: FULL TIME: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hours may vary based on emergency incidents (evenings, weekends, and holidays). Must be able to respond to the scene of major incidents on short notice and with timely response.

The Lincoln Police Department has a unique opportunity for a creative and motivated professional to assist in developing and executing a communications strategy for the department. This highly valued position will be responsible for preparing and distributing information and related material for the purpose of explaining Police policies, procedures, programs, projects, activities, goals, and objectives to the public. Work includes overseeing daily press briefings, organizing press conferences and responding to media requests, providing the public and City officials with accurate and timely information about Police operations and programs; providing information to the public during emergency situations; and creating department publications; coordinating social media messages; writing and maintaining Department’s General Orders specific to the PIO Office; and assisting with administrative tasks as assigned. Work may require some evenings and weekends depending upon the specific project/program need and response to major incident scenes to coordinate communications.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of success in high paced environments and will demonstrate the ability to understand police related policies and procedures and data and synthesize it into easy to understand, relevant information for public consumption through a variety of media sources. The candidate must be able to pivot quickly between strategic planning and incident management and have an ability to work autonomously while quickly establishing collaborative working relationships across all disciplines.

The City of Lincoln recognizes and respects the intrinsic benefit provided by incorporating diversity into our workforce. We are committed to employing a diverse and talented team of individuals who reflect our community and whose differences enhance the services we provide to our citizens.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in journalism, business or public administration as it relates to public relations, plus experience involving community relations work or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the desirable knowledge, abilities and skills.