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Administrative Officer II (Wellness Coordinator) #2202-200500-06

Wellness Coordinator (Time Limited-Grant Funded)

Date Opened
Monday, February 06, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Sunday, February 26, 2023 11:59 PM
  • $55,865 - $61,000/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a highly respected law enforcement agency, both in our community and nationally. Our progressive department provides exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals to develop partnerships with our citizens in order to prevent the next crime and to enhance the quality of life within our community always treating people with fairness and respect. The department employs nearly 2,000 sworn officers and over 500 civilians serving a jurisdiction with close to 1 million people. Our employees are men and women from diverse backgrounds interested in meeting the needs of and serving an equally diverse community. The men and women of the CMPD are committed to providing the very best service possible and maintaining the high level of confidence this community has in us.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498. A significant commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn, and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Wellness Coordinator will enhance officer performance and reduce occupational injury; design and implement comprehensive exercise and nutrition programs for employees following a health and fitness assessment; educate and provide counseling to maintain or improve employees’ physical performance and health; interpret health results for employees and counsel employees regarding their individual health risks; lead exercise sessions, and coordinate mandated and non-mandated training and development of training programs to support state-mandated requirements.

This position is grant-funded for two years.


Wellness Coordinator will coordinate not only physical well-being activities but also the mental health and overall well-being of sworn staff. This position will be tasked with coordinating training and education on mental health, peer support, and suicide prevention.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative support to the Senior Behavioral Health Specialist and the CMPD Chaplin within the wellness unit.
  • Participates in internal, community and media events.
  • Provides administrative and analytical support to management for the division.
  • Collects data and statistics for the creation of weekly and monthly reports and statistics.
  • Delivers standard of professionalism while interacting with internal and external customers
  • Assists and coordinate the resources for the department’s various wellness initiatives and programs and resources to address intervention needs and encourage resiliency within the entire CMPD department.
  • Provides facilitation, oversight and coordination of resources and logistical management of wellness initiatives and classes.
  • Compiles and analyzes data and findings, make interpretations then write comprehensive reports based on data; use these findings to help identify information gaps and future collection requirements.
  • Researches and responds to inquiries and information requests.
  • Reviews, organizes, updates, and maintains system data, reports, files, documents, and related information; develops and maintains resources to assist with wellness projects.
  • Manages multiple software systems to prepare reports and presentations in efforts to assist administration in decision-making processes.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking, hosting presentation and planning special events and training.
  • Must be able to travel as requested for training and meetings.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings and non-traditional work hours 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities Required to Perform Satisfactorily

§  Knowledge of individual fitness program design, cardiovascular training, and nutrition;

§  Knowledge of the full range of principles, terms, practices, and procedures involved in health, fitness, and exercise physiology and an ability to apply those in daily operations;

§  Knowledge of the safe use and operation of strength training and cardiovascular equipment;

§  Knowledge of certification limitations and when to refer to alternative professionals;

§  Knowledge of body mechanics and anatomy;

§  Knowledge of the common injuries and their causation in the public safety fields;

§  Knowledge of alarm ordinances and common practices/procedures of processing and disseminating information and supporting documentation.



§  Skill in fitness assessment;

§  Skill in the use of a variety of fitness equipment;

§  Skill in the design and administration of individual and group fitness programs;

§  Skilled in creating personal motivation;

§  Skill in developing weight management programs;

§  Skill in injury prevention;

§  Skill in coaching appropriate techniques for resistance training;

§  Skill in coaching nutrition/dietary recommendations.

§  Skill in basic PC based software applications such as Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint.



§  Ability to build relationships with members and maintain proper professional boundaries;

§  Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing;

§  Ability to understand and follow oral and written policies, procedures, and instructions;

§  Ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce;

§  Ability to respond appropriately to question/concerns from other employees and the public;

§  Ability to recognize and inform members about risks associated with training methodologies.

§  Ability to work independently and make decisions within established procedures;

§  Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed.

§  Ability/willingness to travel and to work flexible hours and respond to crisis calls after hours on a rotating basis.

§  Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment.

§  Ability to recognize priorities and respond with appropriate sense of urgency.

§  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and customer service skills.

§  Ability to work in a team environment and share decision making as needed.

§  Ability to build organizational partnerships through collaboration.

§  Ability to design and implement effective training and development.

§  Ability to obtain and maintain membership in related professional organizations (i.e., FARA).

ADA and Other Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirement

§  Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, or walking for extended periods of time.

§  Light to moderate lifting and carrying; some crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling when performing tasks.

§  Adequate vision, hearing, and speech are required.

Sensory Requirements:

§  Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, and tabulating data.

§  Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and/or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain.

§  Comprehension of written information in work-related documents.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an outdoor office environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions; moderate exposure to environmental conditions; and frequent exposure to computer screens, files and telephones.


Preferred Qualification

Graduation from college or university with a degree in health promotion/management, human resource management, business or public administration, or related field and a minimum of three (3) years of health or wellness management experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree in health science or related field.
  • Valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver's License


$55,865-$61,000 per year.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry, and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must comply with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check, or credit report and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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