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Friday, August 24, 2018

CACI - Communications Specialist--Community Outreach

Job Description
What You’ll Get to Do:
This position will provide community outreach and media relations support for the US Attorney's Office.  The position reports to the Community Affairs and Public Affairs Officers. The Communications Specialist (CS) will work with the community affairs and public affairs officers on a variety of assignments.
Help facilitate the development of localized crime prevention strategies and work with diverse communities across Minnesota to implement activities for the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), consistent with Department of Justice priorities and programs.
Draft press releases, quotes and research responses to media inquiries. Help coordinate press conferences, meetings, and background materials, as appropriate to prep senior U.S. Attorney officials.
Participate in the planning and implementation of District programs and initiatives. Work involves coordinating, facilitating, advising, and participating in the design, development, and operation of the programs.
Participate in outreach programs including, but not limited to:
  • Outreach efforts on Native American reservations
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods
  • Violence reduction initiatives
  • Private sector outreach in areas such as cyber security
  • Drug reduction
  • School Safety Initiatives
  • Sexual harassment in housing
  • Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons
Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years' experience in external affairs work.
  • Background and experience working with law enforcement and/or prosecutors.
  • Ability to develop law enforcement and community programmatic strategies with assistance from community affairs officer
  • Be media savvy and have experience working with local print, radio, and television media outlets.
  • Possess demonstrable good judgment and discretion and able to represent effectively federal law enforcement at public meetings and in a variety of other settings.
  • Ability to draft press releases and quotes, as appropriate.
  • Ability to set up meetings and develop background briefing papers, as directed.
  • Experience working with federal, state, and local law enforcement
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of law enforcement operations, crime prevention programs, reentry initiatives, services and activities to assist communities in achieving crime prevention objectives and goals;
  • Ability to meet and deal with persons of varied levels and backgrounds and skill in negotiating and coordinating the work of various groups in order to build effective community coalitions.
  • Knowledge of federal grant making requirements (desirable)
  • Ability to follow directions, and work independently until task is completed
  • Ability to remain calm and respectful in many high pressure situations

What We Can Offer You:
- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Job Location

CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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