Media and Community Relations Specialist

YUBA COUNTY   Marysville, CA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on November 15, 2021
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5730 Packard Avenue, Suite 100 Marysville, 95901


Yuba County is currently recruiting for the position of Media and Community Relations Specialist in the Health & Human Services Department. Under direction, the incumbent will perform a wide variety of activities in support of the Health & Human Services Department’s social media relations and promotional efforts, including writing and editing material for publication and event conceptualization and development; plan, develop, implement a variety of social media campaigns; learn and apply emerging technologies in the media and communications field; perform related work as assigned. When assigned to another County department, the incumbent will report to a manager. This class is distinguished from Media and Community Relations Coordinator in that the latter has overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of a countywide marketing and communications plan.

Example Of Duties:

Perform a variety of marketing, public outreach and community relations activities, events, and public awareness programs for the dissemination of information regarding County operations, policies, and procedures

Create, research, edit, and contribute content and materials including posts, tweets, pitch letters, backgrounders, customer communications, fact sheets, brochures, feature articles, press releases, and other materials.

Maintain steady and positive presence in the media through releases, contact, and responsiveness to inquiries/requests.

Monitor social media management standards, policies and rules of engagement

Manage social public relations activities to reach target audiences with engaging messaging coordinating with other online brand content.

Create analytics report and leverage analytical data to provide insight, make recommendations to improve account performance, and adjust strategy as needed


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

The Health & Human Services Department is looking for a dynamic, forward thinking, motivated individual with a passion for creating and a love for serving the community! The Media and Community Relations Specialist must be a an effective communicator with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. They possess strong organizational skills and ability to manage a wide range of projects simultaneously. Strong candidates have a genuine interest in people and will take initiative in connecting with the public. They have excellent interpersonal skills to create and maintain media and community partnerships to work towards a common goal. Assignments often require interaction with the public and the media on a variety of complex and sensitive subjects that require independent judgement, consistency and professionalism. Experience with  brand management, social media campaigns, video equipment and editing software is preferred.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, journalism, marketing, public relations, political science and two year of progressively responsible administrative analytical experience in public communications, public relations, marketing or program management.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum requirements, possession of an advance degree in an appropriate field and additional progressively related experience preferably in a governmental agency setting.

Special Requirements: Must file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. DMV Printout prior to hire. Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation, which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. 

Working Conditions:

Attend meetings / events outside of normal working hours; work extended hours as needed.





Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years


Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55

Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62

(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)

VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs

HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays

SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year

HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).

LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.  Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.2% with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages up to $153,958 (per calendar year) for 2021. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).

MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%

DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.

UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association


Special Instructions

FINAL FILING DATE: December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.


215 5th Street
Marysville , CA