Provides information to the public through a variety of means including: answering constituent phone calls and e-mails, maintaining contact with the news media and social media content, on-line communication, writing and distributing news releases, delivering presentations, planning and organizing special events and developing collateral materials. Conceptualizes and produces marketing packages and communications materials. Develops partnerships with public and private entities.
Develops community relations strategies to provide the public with accurate information about current and upcoming initiatives.
Develops written and visual content for various communication channels, including websites, social media platforms, and email, coordinating videography and photography, as needed.
Conducts research, gathers information, and seeks media opportunities.
Establishes and maintains working relationships with internal and external groups, such as local media sources, members of the public, and city employees to promote and communicate initiatives and objectives.
Plans and coordinates programs, presentations, and special events to inform and engage the community.
Maintains an awareness of current and planned department projects and programs to plan appropriate communication to the community.
Responds to newsworthy events, media inquiries, and emergencies, as needed.
Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of experience in public relations, journalism, communications or related field
Pay Grade: 814
FLSA Status: Exempt
Occupational Group: 02 – General Administration
EEO-4: B - Professionals
Management Level: First Level Employee
Union: (If required, need code): No Rep
Workers Comp Code (NCCI): 8810
The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.
Driving Level: Secondary
License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver
CDL Endorsements: None
Safety Sensitive: No