Manager of Public Affairs

Recruitment #21-CO0171-01

Nature of Work

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.  The primary work responsibilities may include creating, designing, and updating public information materials;  maintaining and disseminating information utilizing technology and social media; coordinating and promoting special events and programs; providing strategic and technical public relations assistance to the County Administrator and Commissioners; managing governmental affairs; managing community relations activities; and developing and executing short and long-term public affairs/communications strategies.  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.  Work is performed with considerable latitude and independence of judgment and decision making regarding program development and management. The Manager of Public Affairs receives supervision from the Deputy Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Affairs, Public Relations, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in the field of public affairs, public relations, or communications.

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 public meetings. 

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Commission -Public Affairs Division.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to complete the application and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received,  a selection procedure may be administered to rank applicants on the register.  Tied scores will not be broken.  If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

UPDATE OF CONTACT INFORMATION: It is your responsibility to update your contact information (address, phone, email) so that we can contact you about jobs.  Please visit the Update Contact Information page to log in and update to your contact information at any time.

Powered by JobAps