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NACIO posts classified ads for public information or communications positions that would be of interest to our membership. NACIO member counties or state associations may post ads for free on the website for a maximum of 60 days. Non-member counties or other government entities (municipalities, state or federal agencies) may post ads on the website for a one-time charge of $50. Ads must be limited to 400 words, and ads must be pre-paid using PayPal before they will run.

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Job Description: The Public Information Officer is responsible for planning and implementing the strategic direction for the Jefferson County Public Information Department and communicating a cohesive message to the public. Through strategic initiatives, the Public Information Officer is responsible for developing, managing, and disseminating communications for Jefferson County. The duties and tasks include formulating and implementing a strategic communications plan for the County, generating and conveying internal and external communications via multiple mediums (e.g., press releases, internal memos, County-wide webpage, social media), building and maintaining relationships with the community and the media, coordinating with County leadership to ensure all communications are consistent, leading public information staff in supplying information and relevant services to County employees and the public, and staying abreast of current trends and developments in public affairs. The Public Information Officer formulates and executes a broad range of policies, establishes short- and long-term financial plans, works collaboratively with parties internally and externally, establishes management practices and processes that ensure the accomplishment of performance standards, and provides technical supervision.

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Job Title: Director, Office of Communication and Media

Job Description: The County Administrator’s Office of Contra Costa County is seeking qualified candidates for Director of the Office of Communications and Media. The Director of the Office of Communications and Media, under direction, administers the County’s public information and communications programs which fall in the following four (4) main areas. • Cable Television: (CCTV) Manages the County’s cable television services and activities. • Public Information: Coordinates with county departments and officials to effectively communicate county business and activities to the public; ensures that requests for information from the public and media are responded to; prepares or edits publications for internal and external audiences; and works with others such as the County Administrator’s Office, Sheriff, etc. on crisis and emergency planning and communications. • County Website: Oversees the design and maintenance of the County’s website. • Media: Manages the County’s news media activities, dealing with broadcast and print media locally, statewide and nationally. Contra Costa County is recognized as a world-class service organization where innovation and partnerships merge to enable our residents to enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous life. Contra Costa County serves people, business and communities. Our organization and each one of our employees value: Clients and communities, partnerships, quality services, accountability, fiscal prudence, and organizational excellence. We are looking for someone who has: • Ability to make highly effective public presentations • Ability to compose new articles, speeches, radio and T.V. scripts, newsletters, reports, and letters • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience • Working knowledge of techniques and strategies for preparing, producing and disseminating information to a variety of audiences • Expertise in disseminating information on social media and online communication outlets • Extremely detail oriented • Drive to produce high-quality work results • Willingness to take accountability for work product • Able to coordinate multiple priorities • Integrity and professionalism A few reasons you might love this job: • You will have opportunities to develop and drive the County’s social media exposure. • You will help guide department leaders and stakeholder groups in exploring and designing creative and effective ways to disseminate public information. • Shape and manage the County’s new media activities A few challenges you might face in this job: • You will work in a fast paced political environment with direction given from multiple sources and competing deadlines. • You may be required to advise customers that system limitation or County policies prevent you from delivering the outcomes that they desire. • You will be expected to exercise sound judgment in making decisions on sensitive issues with a high consequence of error. Read the complete job description at . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE Tentative Oral Exam: February 16, 2018 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Communications, Television Production, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Relations Communications, Journalism or a closely related field. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience in the management and/or regulation of cable television franchises or public services, journalism, public information, public relations, website design and maintenance or related work which directly involves the preparation and dissemination of information to the general public; including two (2) years of administrative or management experience. Substitution Education: One (1) year of additional qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required undergraduate academic major; no substitution for two (2) years of administrative or management experience. Substitution for Experience: Possession of a Master's degree in one of the noted major fields identified above may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience of the type noted above; no substitution for two (2) years of administrative management experience. SELECTION PROCESS 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 100%) Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 

Job TitleGraphic Designer/Assistant Webmaster

Job Description: Orange County Community Relations Department has an opening for a Graphic Designer/Assistant Webmaster. Under general supervision of a higher-level administrator, an employee of this position is responsible for managing the graphic design functions for Orange County government.  An employee is responsible for the coordinating and creating content design for publications for various Orange County Government departments, including multi-page brochures, booklets, flyers, postcards and other projects as needed. An employee maintains and updates Orange County website ( to ensure that all information is current, accurate and accessible. Perform daily functions for updating home page, editing and posting as needed. An employee must also have working knowledge of social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and will assist the Community Relations Director in providing regular updates to county channels. Supervision is not an essential function of class. May perform other duties as assigned.

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