The fundamental reason this classification exists is to disseminate information for the County Commission to the media, constituents, community groups, the public, and county employees. The employee’s major areas of responsibility include creating and designing documents, coordinating projects with vendors, disseminating information, coordinating or assisting in the coordination of special events and programs, administering County’s website, developing and executing short and long-term public relation strategies, and performing various other administrative duties. The Public Information Officer reports directly to the County Administrator.
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in journalism, communications, public affairs, or a related field and two years of experience in the field of public affairs, public relations, public and internal information, journalism or communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.