$33.18-$49.75 Hourly / $5,751.20-$8,623.33 Monthly / $69,014.40-$103,480.00 Yearly
Coordinates public information efforts of Fire Rescue to assure that the press and public are provided with access to timely, accurate, and informative news concerning operations and programs.
Guides, contributes to, and participates in departmental public relations efforts for the purpose of promoting trust, cooperation, and understanding; coordinates and facilitates the dissemination of information to the media and the general public; prepares news releases and schedules and organizes press conferences.
Assists, as necessary, Public Education personnel as they provide public relations events for the purpose of providing effective life-safety education programs.
Conducts research on materials for feature newspaper and magazine articles and radio and television stories and documentaries; arranges for and coordinates the appearance of TFR personnel as needed.
Compiles information, writes, edits, and publishes a departmental newsletter; performs layout, editing, and publication of the departmental annual report.
Prepares and disseminates information regarding fire rescue through newspapers, periodicals, television and radio and other forms of media.
Prepares for and provides interviews to the news media in various formats including on camera and telephone.
Guides department training for public information including but not limited to classroom and mentoring.
Prepares reports and correspondence and performs related tasks.
Performs related work as required.
Extensive knowledge of: public relations, communications and public information dissemination techniques; public speaking principles and practices.
Considerable knowledge of: news media organizations and methods of operation; modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Working knowledge of: all rules and laws for release of public information; computer applications including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and video and photo editing.
Ability to: speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communications settings; write, edit and disseminate documents for internal and external use, including but not limited to professional articles, newsletters, video scripts, and training materials; take and post photos and videos and perform basic video and photo editing.
Skill in: interpersonal interaction with the general public, local news media and community groups in emergency situations.