Interested candidates must apply on the Collin County Human Resources Career website: https://www.collincountytx.gov/human_resources/pages/careers.aspx
Collin County is seeking candidates for the position of Public Information Officer. This position coordinates public relations activities designed to provide employees, citizens, and area media with current public health information. Provides direct support to the Health Care Services department in the areas of public information and media relations and serves as a spokesperson for the Health Care Services department, when assigned. Develops and implements health care public information policies and procedures. Ensures these policies are in accordance with state statutes, county ordinances, and other regulations. Plans, designs, writes and edits news releases, newsletters, informational articles, pamphlets and brochures, legislative testimony, speeches and other materials. Coordinates and conducts press conferences, public meetings, and receptions. Organizes special media events. Manages and updates the Health Care Services social media accounts and external website. Works with Health Care Services to develop strategies that increase awareness and visibility. Responds to public information requests directed to the Health Care Services department, in accordance to applicable laws and statutes. Keeps up to date with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, statutes, and legal opinions and ensures all job duties are performed in compliance with these regulations. Performs other related duties as required.
Candidates must have knowledge normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree. Must have at least five years of experience in public relations, journalism, organizational communications, marketing, or related field. Requires intermediate computer skills and a valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record are required.
Grant funded through March 15, 2021.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $64,770.00 per year
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Retirement Plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Public relations, journalism, organizational comm or mkting: 7 years (Required)