Public Information Officer
September 12, 2022
$112,826.37 – $157,972.40 Annually, plus Benefits
POSITION: The County Executive Office is seeking an individual who will direct and implement the County’s communications strategy to inform and engage County of Ventura residents. Under general direction of the County Executive Officer (CEO) or designee, manages a communications strategy which fosters public understanding and awareness of County goals, programs, and services encompassing health care, public safety, public works, and social services, to airports and animal services. The position provides the public, media, and County employees with accurate, timely, and consistent information. The position assists County agencies and departments which do not have a Public Information Officer and coordinates and provides support for those which do. The Public Information Officer will collaborate with interdepartmental management, build credibility within this complex organization and the diverse community. Dedication to transparency, inclusivity, diversity and ethical behavior is paramount in this role. This is an “At-Will” position exempt from the Civil Service Ordinance.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Extensive experience in communications management in the public or private sector which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience is: – A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Administration, Business, or related field; and – Five (5) years of professional experience in journalism, public relations, or the media managing the communication and information for a public or large complex private sector organization. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: – Must possess a valid CA driver license by date of hire – Excellent written communication skills
How to Apply:
To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter which illustrates all of the following: - Your experience in journalism, public relations, or the media, managing the communication and information for an organization; - Your experience in modern marketing and public relations techniques, technologies, and platforms, including social media and content strategy and tactics, special events planning, community engagement, video production and editing, visual storytelling, and/or data visualization; – Your experience delivering culturally relevant communications with a diverse, equitable and inclusive approach; – Your experience effectively communicating with the press on complex topics; and – Your experience with emergency information or crisis communication. SUBMIT IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS: – E-mail to: Michelle.Antonetty@ventura.org – Submit an on-line application and attachments (resume and cover letter) at www.ventura.org/jobs – Mail to: Michelle Antonetty, Sr. HR Business Partner County of Ventura Human Resources 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970 Ventura ,CA 93009
Open until filled