This position is located in the External Affairs Division, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
Incumbent serves as an Intergovernmental and Public Liaison Specialist and performs a variety of intergovernmental affairs and stakeholder outreach duties relating to the dissemination of information and promotion of COPS Office initiatives and activities for a variety of interested audiences.
Incumbent makes recommendations and plays a lead role in coordinating advocacy efforts with national law enforcement organizations; individual police agencies; municipal, county, and state officials and their Washington-based representatives; community-based organizations; and other public safety constituencies in promoting the COPS program and its activities and interests.
Represents the agency in a variety of settings, including meetings with law enforcement agency officials or other government representatives and at national-level conferences. Provides written reports to senior management of conference activities and policy issues raised, and recommends follow-up activity or other necessary action. Identifies and assesses issues of concern or importance to law enforcement organizations, government officials, and public safety advocates, and brings such issues and proposed solutions to the attention of the Assistant Director.
Conducts and arranges meetings with law enforcement executives, local officials, and other interested representatives or organizations. Handles all logistical arrangements and schedules of presentations, and ensures that the Assistant Director and the Office of the Director are kept apprised of all such meetings and briefings.
Plans, tracks, and conducts research related to external engagements and events, including conference participation, booth exhibition, and stakeholder association outreach meetings.
Prepares a variety of intergovernmental affairs materials, including event briefing memos and other briefing book documents, presentations, newsletters, and fact sheets. Contributes to requests for background information and briefing materials for the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and Associate Attorney General, as well as for the Director of the COPS Office.
Disseminates information on COPS funding, projects, and initiatives to the specialized audiences listed above.
Formulates and performs complex tasks related to the development of activities related to community policing and community government. Works with the Assistant Director to establish relationships with local law enforcement agencies, local government officials, neighborhood groups, non-profit organizations, state and national-level stakeholder associations, and other entities engaged in activities related to COPS programs.