Job Opportunity

Public Information Officer
Napa County

Date Posted:

August 25, 2014

Salary:

$80,225.60 – $96,283.20 Annually D.O.Q.

Description:

A general law county, Napa County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected by district
to four year terms. The Board of Supervisors appoints a County Executive Officer who is responsible
for providing overall management for the County’s operations, including day-to-day supervision of the
County’s appointed department heads.

The County has a budget of over $458 million, and has enjoyed relative financial stability in recent years
compared to many other agencies. The County’s 1,300 employees provide services to the public through 18
departments – 5 managed by elected officials and the remainder managed by a department head appointed
by the Board of Supervisors based on the recommendation of the County Executive Officer. County
services include land use permitting, road maintenance, social services, public safety, elections, public health,
environmental management, airport operations, library services, emergency operations and dozens of other
programs that benefit County residents. As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives
of its citizens and reflecting the best of the community’s values: integrity, accountability and service.

This is an at-will management position who will report to the Library Director. We are seeking a professional
County Public Information Officer who can provide expertise and leadership in the following areas:

Napa County Communication Strategy: Plan, direct and organize the County’s communication strategy for
both internal and external communications, including policy development, marketing, special projects, and
action plans to share public information.

Public Outreach: Plan, arrange and coordinate briefings, workshops, information sessions and conferences.
County Advocate: Represent the County before news media, public officials, and on issues that impact the
County’s public awareness program.

Creative Opportunities: Prepare speeches and materials for policy makers, collaborate with various County
departments on special projects, act as a leader/resource for all of Napa County’s employees and the
community as a whole.

Qualifications:

Experience:
Five years of responsible experience involving public relations, press relations, internal and external
communications, including experience developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive
communication program. Experience with a public agency is desirable.

Education:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications,
public relations, journalism, English, public administration, or a closely related field. An advanced degree is desirable.

How to Apply:

Please visit www.napacountycareers.com to apply online! 

Filing Deadline:

September 15, 2014 @ 5:00 PDT

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