City of Haines City
  • City Manager
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 25.0928 to 35.3401
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

***Position open until filled***

The City of Haines City is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, religion, creed, national origin, veteran status or any other legally protected status. The City of Haines City is a Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants who successfully complete the initial screening process will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical. Police Department applicants will also be required to take a Polygraph Examination. All information provided by an applicant will be verified for truthfulness and accuracy if a conditional offer of employment is made. Applications and other submitted documents are consider public record.

POSITION FUNCTION:

Under the guidance and direction of the City Manager, this position serves as a key member of the City's team with direct responsibility for coordination of strategic messaging. Develops and implements a variety of public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image of the City. Plans and directs the development of communication of information to keep the public informed of the city's programs, accomplishment and point of view. Development and oversight of marketing of City events and programs to include public relations, promotional and advertising collateral, and developing and maintaining essential partnerships with the general public, groups and vendors. Responsible for the development and implementation of uniform and consistent use and display of City and City events and programs brand(s).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Leads, develops, and implements a citywide communication strategy for dissemination of information about the city including city initiatives, city employees and elected officials to internal and external audiences. Plans and directs development of communication of citywide programs to maintain favorable public perceptions of the city's accomplishments, agenda, or overall responsibility to residents, businesses, city officials and employees. Drafts, reviews, and edits releases, newsletter and other publications.
  2. Exercises analytical, written, verbal and computer application skills to create formal presentations; presents clear and concise information reports. Maintains effective liaison with city officials, public and private agencies, and the general public on matters of mutual concern.
  3. Develop methods and standard operating procedures for integrating the communication function interdepartmental planning processes such as seeking input of target audiences and providing information and planned action on a timely basis.
  4. Develop methods and standard operating procedures for integrating the communication function interdepartmental planning processes such as seeking input of target audiences and providing information and planned action on a timely basis.
  5. Works collaboratively and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with news media professionals as well as other agencies, boards, authorities, commissions and community groups.
  6. Performs additional duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of an advanced education from an accredited educational institution of higher learning resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Graphics Design, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Administration or related field, and five (5) to seven (7) years work related experience are preferred.
  • Government or Public Relations experience is preferred.
  • A Master's Degree in Marketing, Graphics Design, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Administration or related field may substitute for 2 years of work related experience.
  • Work requires the ability to read letters, memos, contracts, professional and industry literature, spreadsheets and other job related analysis.
  • Work requires the ability to understand and develop computer models for cost analysis and compose financial and budgetary reports.
  • Work requires the ability to read and/or write letters, memos, contracts, spreadsheets and other job related analysis.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess good knowledge of the basic principles and practices of public relations, photography, art, color schemes, design, layout, and basic printing and compositions.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of public relations, media relations, public affairs, journalism, marketing, newspaper and radio communication styles.
  • Sound knowledge of marketing principles, practices and methods. Some knowledge of effective promotional and public relations activities, journalistic techniques and media communications.
  • Must be able to research, compile and analyze data, and then present findings to management in an acceptable format.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff, the frequent deadlines, work multiple projects, prioritize work and be a self-starter is essential.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, other Federal, State and local governmental representatives, contractors, consultants, vendors, media and the general public is essential.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Ability to design graphics in various formats and mediums.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media use, to include ability to update.
  • Thorough knowledge of graphics design software (e.g. photoshop, lighthouse, etc.).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a Valid Florida Class E driver license.
  • Must pass applicable pre-employment testing and background and credit checks.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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