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7130 - Program Coordinator - Sheriff - Unclassified (Media Specialist)

at Pima County

Posted: 9/13/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2569280

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is in the Communication Services Unit with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Salary Grade: U3

Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activities of a specific, single functional program. This is appointed, unclassified and exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Coordinates, supervises and participates in the activities of a specialized program;
Provides support to staff and participates in daily activities essential to the completion of the program objectives;
Supervises daily staff activities;
Coordinates program activities with other departments, governmental agencies and the public;
Meets with representatives of other departments, governmental agencies and the public to resolve problems, address issues and discuss program objectives and goals;
Performs public relations activities by speaking, giving demonstrations and coordinating publicity campaigns with the media;
Provides internal services support for the program by coordinating service activities with various county departments;
Develops or participates in the development of program goals and objectives;
Develops or participates in the development of the program budget;
Researches, analyzes and reports on program activities.
Knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of effective supervision;
  • practices of program coordination and administration;
  • internal services practices and procedures;
  • principles and practices of budgeting, accounting and financial management.
Skill in:
  • supervising, training and evaluating personnel;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • developing program goals and objectives;
  • interpreting and explaining program policies and practices to the public.

Minimum Qualifications


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Broadcasting or Journalism with a major in public or business administration or a field closely related to the program as defined by the appointing authority and two years of program administration experience.

(Additional relevant experience/education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications:

(Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1.  Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Broadcasting or Journalism.
  2. A minimum of ten (10) years experience in the broadcasting industry.
  3. Experience producing/production.
  4. Experience in script writing.
  5. On-camera experience.
  6. Extensive interview experience.

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Some positions within this classification may require the ability to react to physical confrontations and emergency situations quickly and effectively; work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time; hear and understand speech and radio transmissions. Other physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

Special Notice Items: All positions require satisfactory completion of a background investigation due to the need for access to law enforcement, corrections and courts facilities, property, communications and associated confidential information and documents, databases and evidentiary materials.  Pre-/post-appointment drug screening and polygraph examinations are required of all positions due to the need for access as described above.

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