PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER II, Public Health

Tarrant County, TX - Tarrant County, TX (30 days ago)


Supervise and coordinate communications, public information and media relations activities designed to promote the public's awareness in all areas of emergency preparedness, disease outbreaks, and other public health threats.
Provide direct support and strategic advice to the Public Health Director for public information on health risks, issues and media relations.
Coordinate public relations with media, elected officials, public and private agencies and citizens to promote the Tarrant County Public Health Department and its mission to preserve and protect the community's health and well-being.

Grant funded.

Tarrant County employees enjoy superior health and insurance benefits.

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http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/human-resources/employee-benefits.html

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Fields inquiries from the media, public and professional community and responds with appropriate, effective communications. Develops excellent relations with and manages the media
Coordinates press conference and events. Assists the Director and departmental management with preparing for media interviews.
Serves as spokesperson.
Assesses agency protocol and public needs for health risk and threat information communication. Develops appropriate risk communication strategies, resources and plans to effectively communicate health risks and threats to the public and media
Designs, edits and distributes health information publications using computer graphics, art and publications software. Includes digital and social media, web design and web portal management
Plans and implements with the Leadership Team public health information campaigns to effectively engage the community and target audiences
Prepares news releases, information articles, newsletters and other publications, speeches, power point presentations and other official communications as assigned
Receives and synthesizes vast and diverse amounts of data and converts it to understandable information for various publics. Prepares educational materials including film, slides and PSA's
Coordinates appropriate public relations and information with other county and municipal Emergency Preparedness officials and the County PIO, ensuring appropriate communications throughout the county
Organizes and performs special research and other projects for the Director
Supervises Public Information Officer and others as assigned
Provides guidance and training to departmental personnel in special public campaigns and community-wide initiatives
Performs all other related duties involved in the operations of the Public Health Department as assigned or required

Minimum Requirements:
NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.

TO APPLY, must have a Master's degree or higher in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Art, or a related field + Two (2) full-time years of related work experience (preferred)
OR
TO APPLY, must have a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Art, or a related field + Four (4) full-time years of related work experience
OR
TO APPLY, must have an Associate's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Art, or a related field + Six (6) full-time years of related work experience
OR
TO APPLY, must possess a High School diploma or GED + Eight (8) full-time years of related work experience

TO APPLY, must have current and valid driver license with good driving record.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and techniques and high level of accuracy.

Must be proficient with computer graphics and publication software.

If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment
at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process.

Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.

Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to walk, drive, and lift/carry. Combination of office environment and routine local travel to coordinate, facilitate training initiatives.