County Of Sonoma

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Santa Rosa , CA
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County of Sonoma Job Openings

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on August 30, 2019
Starting salary up to $45.84/hour ($95,673/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*
The Department Communications Manager will develop, plan, and implement a County-wide public information and relations program to link organizational goals with communication objectives; increase awareness of the County's Department of Emergency Management services, successes, and accomplishments; and proactively establish and maintain productive relationships between the County and the general public, County employees, communications and media representatives, community and civic groups, public agencies, and private organizations, and other stakeholder groups.
Additionally, the Department Communications Manager will:
  • Act as the official channel of communication between the Department of Emergency Management and the public
  • Manage the Department of Emergency Management's public information in coordination with the County Public Information Officer, to include the creation of draft and final materials such as press releases, video scripts, brochures, advertisements, and designs
  • Provide emergency services operations disaster communications before, during, and/or following a declared emergency
  • Establish field public information officer teams and supervise other public information representatives during declared emergencies
  • Organize press conferences and participate in public meetings, talks, and interviews
  • Manage digital and social media platforms for the Department
  • Conduct client satisfaction surveys, and analyze and present information on media platforms
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Significant experience providing disaster-response and emergency management public information
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills to meet the demands of multiple assignments and projects simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge of and practical skills using web design and digital/social media content-delivery channels
  • Experience developing creative and innovative solutions to public sector communications challenges
  • Exceptional skills in writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing, publishing, and oral presentation
  • A proven ability to represent an organization's mission and services to stakeholders  and the community
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are desirable 
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package* including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. The Civil Service title for this position is Department Program Manager. Additional information can be found in the County of Sonoma Salary Resolution (SalRes). This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.