Montgomery City County Personnel

Director of Public Information and External Affairs (#CI0702)

Pay Grade


Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to formulate, direct and supervise all public information and external affairs initiatives to promote and enhance the efforts of the City of Montgomery.  Public information and external affairs programs include governmental affairs, community relations, communication, public information, media relations, and employee relations. Major work responsibilities include managing the city's community relations activities, developing and executing short and long-term public affairs/communications strategies, managing city public information activities, supervising two or more employees, overseeing the activities of various city departments, and managing the city's governmental affairs.  The incumbent interacts with a variety of individuals to include elected officials, senior level staff, department heads, news media, and government officials on issues relating to the City.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Mayor with considerable latitude and independence of judgment and decision making regarding program development and management.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in public administration, public affairs, public relations or communication and 4 years of management and supervisory experience in the areas of public affairs/relations or communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Special Requirements

Must have a valid driver's license to conduct work activities.  Must be willing to work after normal work hours for emergency situations or other various public meetings.  

CLASS: CI0702; EST: ; REV: 4/7/2009;