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City of Pittsburgh Safe Passages Program Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Safe Passages Program Manager

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Safe Passages Program Manager

Salary

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Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type

CS Exempt, Full Time

Job Number

24-SPMG-01

Department

Public Safety

Bureau

Administration

Opening Date

02/12/2024

Closing Date

Continuous

FLSA

Exempt

Bargaining Unit

01

  • Description

  • Benefits

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Safe Passages Program Manager is responsible for implementing the expansion of the Safe Passages school program in partnership with Operation Better Block (OBB), using a public-health approach to reduce violence and improve safety within the school community. The Program Manager will be responsible for monitoring the program's progress, ensuring that the community members and organizations are working to interrupt the transmission of violence and change community norms. They will also be responsible for connecting the school community with necessary resources and selecting students to mimic the culture established by the adults in the building, thus taking ownership in changing community norms inside the school community. The successful candidate will be passionate about improving the lives of at-risk youth, stopping violence before it happens, and making a positive impact in their community. The grant is provided by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

This is a two (2) year grant funded position. Grant funded positions are contingent upon renewal of the grant or availability of other funding sources.

Department : Public Safety Administration

Posting Type : Announcement

Salary : $74,795 per year.

Union : None, this is a non-union position.

Civil Service Classification : Exempt

REQUIREMENTS

General Application Requirements :

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified. Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

  • A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data. (Education and Work Experience).

  • Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position.

  • A resume, to be submitted online.

  • Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.

  • Click here (https://arcg.is/vD5Hn) to view a map of City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

  • Applicants must comply with the City of Pittsburgh's COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

  • A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Driver's License is required prior to appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. Written requests for accommodation based on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Human Resources & Civil Service on an individual basis.

  • Pennsylvania Act 153 Clearance is required prior to appointment.

    NOTE: The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions. The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver's license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments. Candidates may be disqualified from consideration for employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).

    NOTE: Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh. Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh.

    QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS : Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position. You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show five (5) years of full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work. Experience in violence prevention or public health preferred. (Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)

EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor's Degree in Program Administration, Community/Human Development, Sociology, Social Work, Public Health, Urban Affairs, Public Policy/Management, Nonprofit Management, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training.)

EQUIVALENCY: Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above). The Total Qualifying Requirement is nine (9) years. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training.)

CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS

If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s). You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position. Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

  • Written: None required for this position.

  • Performance: None required for this position.

  • Medical: None required for this position.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Implements violence-prevention strategies to detect and interrupt potential violence, communicates potential conflicts, mediates known conflicts, and identifies and treats the highest-risk individuals.

  • Shadows and mentors’ children, primarily between classes, builds a rapport or relationship with at-risk youth by providing one-on-one or group mentoring, ensures safe passage into and out of the school building, and provides intervention and mediation services in the school community.

  • Identifies community members and agencies that can assist with program implementation, building community, family, and cultural ties with youth.

  • Builds the student safety ambassador program by selecting students as safety ambassadors who will attend regular mentoring sessions, public safety meetings, and after-school organization meetings; encouraging students to mimic the culture of the adults that are working to reduce risk.

  • Tracks and analyzes data daily using designated software program(s) to determine program efficacy on both a local and larger scale.

  • Prepares and submits regular progress reports to the PCCD as required by the grant.

  • Acts as primary liaison between the City of Pittsburgh, OBB, PCCD, and other stakeholders.

  • Assists in developing and recommending policies and procedures for program development and operations.

  • Attends a broad range of public community meetings and acts as a representative of the Department of Public Safety and Operation Better Block in such forums.

  • Performs areas of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and established policy.

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Full-time City employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits

  • Pension

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Personal Days

    (Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)

    01

    The City of Pittsburgh welcomes all applicants, including those who would need to relocate to satisfy the Residency Requirement prior to starting this position. Please elaborate on your plans to relocate to Pittsburgh if you do not already live within the City of Pittsburgh municipality. If you already reside within the City of Pittsburgh, please write N/A.

    02

    Did you read and understand Pennsylvania Act 153 Clearance is required prior to appointment?

  • Yes

  • No

    03

    Do you have a current, valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License (Class C - regular) or a current valid driver's license from another state or the U.S. Armed Forces? If you do not possess a current, valid PA Class C Driver's License: Are you able to obtain one prior to appointment if you are selected to fill this position?

  • N/A- I already possess the required driver's license.

  • YES, I AM able to obtain a PA Class C Driver's License prior to appointment if I am selected to fill this position.

  • NO, I am NOT able to obtain a PA Class C Driver's License prior to appointment if I am selected to fill this position.

    04

    Please select the one answer most closely describing your minimum professional work experience/education:

  • I possess a high school diploma or equivalent and nine (9) years of full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work.

  • I possess an unrelated associate degree and nine (9) years of full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work.

  • I possess a related associate degree and seven (7) years of full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work.

  • I possess an unrelated bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work.

  • I possess a related bachelor's degree and five (5) years of full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work.

  • I possess a related master's degree and three (3) years of full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work.

  • I do not possess any of the minimum amounts of education/and or work experience listed above.

    05

    Please briefly describe your full-time experience in program administration and management, community affairs, public policy, non-profit management, or social work. If you do not possess this experience type N/A.

    06

    Did you remember to attach your complete resume with this application? If you did not, your application may be disqualified.

  • Yes

  • No

    07

    Due to the City of Pittsburgh's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the City of Pittsburgh requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Do you agree to provide proof of vaccination if you are selected to fill this position?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

City of Pittsburgh

Address

414 Grant Street Room 431 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219

Phone

412-255-2710

Website

http://www.pghjobs.net

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