Professional Staff

Open Position: Management Analyst - TAB

We’re Hiring a Public Safety Testing Professional!

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking a management analyst to develop and administer promotional selection processes! The successful candidate will work as a business partner to utilize industry best practices on assessment techniques and validation approaches. Our team recognizes the value in making quality hiring decisions and embraces opportunities to innovate our hiring, sourcing and selection processes. We strive for creativity, especially when the result is greater efficiency, enhanced effectiveness or improved outcomes.

Duties:

  • Assists in the logistical coordination and the administration of roughly one to two promotional processes per year (MPD selection processes are developed and administered on a rotational schedule)
  • Proctors the entry-level police officer exam weekly
  • Manages entry-level exam administration, and score reporting
  • Designs and documents validation of various selection instruments
  • Conducts best practices research
  • Collects and analyzes data
  • Supports project management 
  • Prepares and delivers written and oral presentations including training 
  • Reviews technical and complex information associated with testing integrity, validity and reliability
  • Conducts job analysis using a blend of qualitative and quantitative research 
  • Recommends solutions to increase efficiency and/or productivity

The ideal candidate has:

  • A drive to apply industry best practices to ensure the development of fair and equitable selection tools 
  • An interest in and experience with public safety testing
  • Expertise in handling large datasets, including importing, merging, and reshaping datasets, as well as handling duplicates, discrepancies, and missing entries
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work on a variety of different projects concurrently

Our application process:

  • Apply through Careers.dc.gov, DC Human Resources’ application portal, by May 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Search for Job ID: 12960. You’ll be asked to upload your resume.
  • Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a virtual selection process.
  • Candidates may be required to complete a job sample.
  • Candidates may be required to develop and complete a training presentation.

Public Affairs Specialist

MPD is Seeking a Public Affairs Specialist!

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking a public affairs specialist. This position is located in the Executive Office of the Chief of Police, within the Office of Communications.  It is the mission of the Metropolitan Police Department to safeguard the District of Columbia and protect its residents and visitors by providing the highest quality of police service with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to innovation that integrates people, technology and progressive business systems. 

This Public Affairs Specialist position is covered under the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) bargaining unit and you may be required to pay an agency fee through direct payroll deductions. This incumbent will be responsible for the following: 

Duties:

  • Advises management on the possible public and media reactions to agency actions, as well as the information needs of the general public and various specialized groups.
  • Advises management on appropriate solution and approaches to problems and issues
  • Identifies, summarizes and analyzes public comments submitted to the office.
  • Evaluates local/national media to identify potential problems or areas of friction and advises management officials concerning the causes of the problems and suggested methods for resolving them. 
  • Develops communications and social media strategies with short-term and long term goals and plans for achieving such goals.
  • Prepares articles for publication and other informational materials and strategies for communicating activities to support the total management efforts.
  • Develops informational materials such as news releases, fact sheets, feature stories, and background statements.
  • Initiates and prepares responses to inquiries from interested groups, and the general public concerning policies and activities of public involvement.
  • Organizes and coordinates media interviews with staff members, oversees all arrangements with the media, and prepares materials and briefs command staff members as required.
  • Establishes and maintains relations with local/national media. Coordinates the dissemination of information relating to the agency through the news media.
  • Writes public involvement plans for informing and involving the pubic on issue of local, state and national significance, as appropriate.
  • Responds to information requests from the news media and the public, disseminates information, and answers questions about the agency's operations or activities.
  • Participate in updating the agency web site, social media sites, brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, and other agency publications.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of communications; and skill developing strategies to disseminate information.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local and national media representatives.
  • Knowledge of the mission, function and goals of the Office to facilitate communication between the agency and its publics on program-related problems, activities or issues.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of written and oral communication, and knowledge in applying principles and using methods in developing and disseminating information about the agency and activities to the general public.
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques in the collection, summary, and analysis of public comments/complaints, agency information program materials, and offering recommendations for improving the delivery of program information to affected individuals and groups.
  • Skills in determining the needs and desires of the agency's public (s) and in dealing effectively with those audiences.
  • Skill in applying a variety of analytical techniques in gathering, analyzing, and evaluating complex data and developing appropriate recommendations for management consideration.

Work Experience:

Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a least the (CS-09) grade level, or its non-District equivalent, gained from the public or private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position directly related to the position.

Our application process:

Apply through Careers.dc.gov, DC Human Resources’ application portal, by May 10, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Search for Job ID: 13016. You may be asked to upload your resume.

Becoming an MPD Professional Employee

Each day, approximately 650 professional staff serve the Metropolitan Police Department in a broad variety of engaging positions ranging from administrative, technical and operational positions to strategic and senior leadership positions. Every member plays an integral and important role in the day-to-day operations of the Department, and MPD actively recruits and seeks qualified applicants to serve in civilian capacities.

Benefits

  • Annual Leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Competitive Salary
  • Dental Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Health Insurance
  • Language Stipend Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance Program
  • Optical Coverage
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan