Public Safety Media & Community Relations Specialist
About the Position: Yuba County is currently recruiting for the position of Public Safety Media and Community Relations Specialist in the Sheriff’s Department. Under direction, the incumbent disseminates information to the community and news media in support of the County’s Public Safety Departments (Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office and Probation Department); consult and assist with members of the Public Safety Departments regarding media and public requests for information; perform a wide variety of activities around social media relations and promotional efforts, including writing and editing material and new releases 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; and perform related work as assigned. This position reports directly to the Sheriff’s Dept.’s Administrative Services Manager, and will receive and respond to direct and indirect requests from other Public Safety Department’s managers.
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, or in a related field 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: May be required to 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. Must complete a Personal History Statement (PHS Misc.) as part of background check.
Working Conditions: Attend meetings / events outside of normal working hours; work extended hours as needed.