|NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AMBASSADOR|
|SEIU Professional Exempt|
|Performs frontline crime prevention education to new Neighborhood Watch groups and active developed groups, including organizing and conducting Neighborhood Watch training and presentations, maintaining accurate Neighborhood Watch records, supporting work for the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, and working with the NW Coordinator to meet the needs of the Neighborhood Watch members. Work is performed under the supervision of the Neighborhood Watch Unit Coordinator and requires office and field work. Performance is reviewed through discussions and evaluations of results achieved.|
|Responsible for the recruitment and training of new Neighborhood Watch groups providing them two initial training meetings; and maintaining developed Neighborhood Watch groups with two yearly training meetings.
Responsible of maintaining accurate records of all Neighborhood Watch groups.
Assisting and identifying emerging areas of need in the community to promote and create new Neighborhood Watch groups.
Coordinating and facilitating crime prevention training when requested by volunteers.
Developing training material and tools, such as Power Point presentations, to provide accurate crime prevention education to volunteers.
Establishing and maintaining contact with Neighborhood Watch Leaders and volunteers.
Providing crime prevention information, crime statistics, crime bulletins and assistance to individual Neighborhood Watch areas.
Reactivating Neighborhood Watch groups that have lost contact due to apathy.
Preparing and conducting Neighborhood Watch specialized training for group leaders.
Designing and producing flyers, newsletters, brochures and other promotional material in crime prevention.
Promote National Night Out. Assist the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator organizing National Night Out.
Assist the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator in the promotion and planning of the Leaders Forum.
Performs other duties as may be assigned.
|Knowledge in volunteer recruitment and management, and in training large groups of volunteers.
Knowledge of the geographical area and demographics of assigned neighborhoods, including the ability to read and understand maps.
Knowledge of community resources in the public and private sectors.
Skilled in research techniques, and reports generation.
Skilled in public speaking, including making presentations, conducting workshops and presenting ideas and issues clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
Ability to identify neighborhood needs and potential solutions, and to plan, manage and evaluate neighborhood watch outreach programs and activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Departments, elected officials, neighborhood leadership and residents, area businesses, and community and social service agencies, including the ability to remain calm under pressure and deal with angry, frustrated or confused residents.
Ability to operate personal computer, various software programs, camera, video camcorder, public address systems, and other equipment needed to develop and deliver presentations.
|Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Public Relations, or related field and two (2) to three (3) years of experience developing and administering community outreach programs; or an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience. Florida Driver's License is required. Must pass police background investigation which includes polygraph.
Must successfully complete, through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute, 120 hours of training to become a Florida Certified Crime Prevention Practitioner with the Office of the Attorney General, within one year from hiring date.
REVISED: 8/23/2004 KW-added polygraph info.