Serving as the County spokesperson and media liaison, the Public Information Officer is responsible for internal and external communication of programs, events, campaigns, and projects. The Public Information Officer develops and implements protocols for dissemination of information through media sources (in routine and emergency situations) by providing information as needed; establishes, develops and maintains relationships with local news organizations, builds and maintains community relations through public meetings and special projects; responds to requests in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”); supervises production, distribution and maintenance of web/audio/video products and projects; maintains a searchable digital archive of all print and broadcast news coverage, and more.
Position requires Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Broadcast Journalism, Marketing or related field, plus eight (8) years of related experience in a municipal/local government setting, with at least five (5) years at a managerial level.
Salary range $57,130 - $94,266, plus excellent benefits including paid health, dental and vision, life, disability, retirement, flexible spending plan, wellness program, and more. Position open until filled, with first review of applicant materials on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Interested candidates should apply online at: www.montgomerycountyva.gov/HR. For more information about this position, please call the County’s Job Line at 540.394.2010; to request an application accommodation for disabilities, contact the Department of Human Resources at 540.394.2007. Interested candidates should include a cover letter, resume/CV for consideration. Montgomery County, VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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