Gang Specialist (Unclassified/Grant funded)
City of Omaha - Omaha, Nebraska
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level Salary:
- $34,202.00 annual
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 7, 2013 SALARY: $34,202.74 Annual REQUIRES: College coursework or other training in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or a related subject OR Two years responsible experience in working with youth groups. Working with at risk youths preferred. OR Any equivalent combination of training and experience. NATURE OF WORK: The work involves gathering information concerning gang membership and the activities of those members, evaluating the depth of the threat of gangs in schools, compiling police intelligence reports detailing gang activity and membership, as well as trends in the number and makeup of gangs, identifying members and their positions in the gangs, the areas they inhabit, and any other identifying characteristics they exhibit. It involves advising school administrators as to these activities and what steps to take to ensure that gang influence in the classroom is minimized, and developing programs aimed at gang eradication in the schools. The work also involves providing information to gang members as to steps to take to remove themselves from gang membership, refers those who seek counseling, and monitoring the counseling function. An incumbent in this position performs the duties of the position with considerable independence and receives guidance from a sworn police officer. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
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- Knowledge of the causes that give rise to youth gang membership.
- Skill in speaking to individuals and groups of all sizes.
- Skill in gaining the confidence of young people.
- Ability to work with entities in the planning, organizing, and conducting educational and recreational programs.
- Ability to interact with and positively influence area youth.
- Ability to meet with teachers, law enforcement and other community officials, and families of youth to explain current programs and to coordinate efforts.
- Ability to conduct background investigations of gang members, prospective members, and prospective adult mentors.
- Ability to compile accurate, timely intelligence reports.
- Ability to sit, stand, or walk from 50 to 75% of the time.
- Ability to use up to twenty (20) pounds of force up to 25% of the time and up to ten (10) pounds of force from 26 to 50% of the time to move objects.
- Age: 18
College coursework or other training in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or a related subject
OR Two years responsible experience in working with youth groups.