The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Community and Media Relations Coordinator. There is a high level of public interest in the operations, mission and services performed by the Department, and the person appointed to this position will be responsible for maintaining an effective media relations and public information program. This position will be highly visible, serving as the primary media contact regarding any incidents and issues on a 24-hour per day basis. It will require an individual with excellent presentation skills and the ability to effectively represent the organization as a spokesperson both with the media and citizen groups.
In addition to functioning as the primary media contact, the Community and Media Relations Coordinator will advise top managers on issues of public and community relations, develop strategies to accomplish organizational objectives, prepare executive level correspondence and reports, coordinate and manage special projects and activities, make presentations to various community groups, prepare news releases for newspapers, television and radio stations, and develop public awareness and safety education programs.
The eligible list established as a result of this examination will remain in effect for one (1) year and may be used to fill subsequent vacancies that occur in other County Departments.
License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in communications, public relations, business or public administration or a closely related field.
Experience: Two (2) years of full time or its equivalent experience in public relations or community education which included direct responsibility for preparation and dissemination to the public of written information and acting as an agency spokesperson.
Substitution: Additional experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.
Full job description and application instructions available online.
Application deadline: 09/02/2016
Monthly Salary Range: $5,926 – $7,203