The fundamental reason this classification exists is to manage and coordinate the public information and community relations functions of the County Commission. Public affairs programs include governmental affairs, community relations, crisis communication, public information, media relations, and employee relations. Major work responsibilities include creating/designing, maintaining and disseminating information; coordinating and promote programs and events; advising the County Administrator and Commissioners; managing governmental affairs; managing community relations activities; developing strategies; and managing all public information programs. 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 County Commission. Supports county-elected officials and county departments as requested. Work is performed under the supervision of the Deputy Administrator with considerable latitude and independence of judgment and decision making regarding program development and management.
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public affairs, communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field and five (5) years experience in the field of public affairs, public relations, or communications. Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
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 public meetings.