Public Safety Info. Dir

Job description


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Classification Title:

Public Information Director I

Internal Title:

Public Safety Info. Dir



Work County:



Division of Administration and Finance


DAF University Police Department

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Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday (8:30-5:00p.m.)

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Law Enforcement

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Plans develops and directs a comprehensive public safety information and education program for the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety (DLES) which includes communication strategies of long-range goals, activities and objectives. Participates with top management in decision making relative to police/community relations and keeps department leadership informed as to how and why certain pieces of content resonate with audiences more than others, what makes certain content worth sharing, and the importance of engagement as a metric of success on social and other communication platforms. Develops and maintains websites and publications that provide information and statistics to provide transparency with community. Develops, promotes and educates students. faculty and staff regarding the Carolina Alert System and the UofSC Emergency Notification System. Develops, writes, edits and publishes campus safety materials for dissemination to the university community. Through coordination of social media best practices, graphic design, and organizational communication, build and maintain relationships between the unique brand of the UofSC police department and the community. Creates marketing materials for a range of audiences that builds awareness of, drives engagement with, and enhances the reputation of the university police and commitment to Police/Community Relations, as well as recruitment of qualified and diverse police applicants. Creates original concepts and designs that support the long term goals and strategic needs of the department and the university community.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Master’s degree and 1 year professional experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material, or Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and professional experience related to the development and
dissemination of informational material.


Strong organizational skills, including project management, a proven ability to meet
tight deadlines and multitask effectively. Excellent written and verbal communication
skills. Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, OU Campus, and/or other webbased
design / content management software tools. Reasonable understanding of
photography. Thorough knowledge and highly adept at use of Facebook, YouTube,
Twitter, Instagram + IG Stories, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and other currently relevant
platforms as needed. Knowledge of agency programs, policies, procedures, objectives
and goals. Ability to gather, organize and present oral and written information in a clear,
concise and accurate manner.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by June 15, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time