Union City

Communications Coordinator (19905590)

East Bay
9/17/2019 at 12am
$4,398.00-$5,268.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587



The City is currently seeking a highly energetic, highly motivated individual for a Communications Coordinator position. Under the direction of the Communications & Marketing Manager, the Communications Coordinator plays an important role in supporting the execution of the City’s multi-media programs and public information campaigns. The Communications Coordinator is creative and well-versed when it comes to communicating to a diverse community or group of people. The position is ideal for a creative and motivated individual who can help grow the City’s brand, convey routine news and updates to residents, and present ideas on ways the City can more effectively communicate to its residents.  

This position is represented by SEIU.

Ideal Candidate


The incumbent shall be expected to perform, at various times, the following functions and duties:

  • Organize and prepare written draft public information, including news releases, talking points and fact sheets;

  • Assist in the maintenance and optimization of City social media channels, which includes routine monitoring and response;

  • Assist in the development of print materials and website and social media content, including infographics, newsletters, and flyers;

  • Track and measure the performance of social media content using social media analytical tools;

  • Assist in special projects that require research, development and implementation of multi-media and communication strategies;

  • Perform other work as assigned.



Knowledge Of:

  • Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor;
  • Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint;
  • Research & development methods, web research, and fact checking;
  • Proper English grammar
  • MLA writing format

Ability To:

  • Quickly summarize large documents, such as staff reports;
  • Create short, concise messages;
  • Interact with multiple social media platforms and applications that support communication;
  • Track and measure digital data;
  • Collaborate and communicate well with a variety of City departments and the public.

Education and Experience:

A sufficient combination of work experience, training and/or education which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge, skills and abilities such as:

An Associate’s Degree or working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Communications, Journalism, Graphic Communications, Multi-media and/or Marketing from an accredited college or university is preferred; and

Two (2) years of increasingly responsible general clerical experience and some experience in communications/multi-media either through academic or professional work.



Application should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website. Resumes may be attached to your CalOpps application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Late application materials will not be accepted.

Application materials will be reviewed and screened using the qualifications criteria outlined in this posting. Only those individuals whose applications clearly demonstrate they most closely meet the needs of this position will be invited to continue in the process, which may include an oral board panel interview and other assessment components.

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate further in the selection process. Candidates deemed to be most qualified during the exam processes will have their names placed on an employment eligibility list, which will be used for placement consideration. The eligibility list will remain in effect for one year from the date established, and may be used if additional vacancies occur.


The City of Union City is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Union City will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Incumbents generally work in a typical office environment with adequate light and temperature.

Travel: Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.



Union City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you believe you have any physical limitation(s) that would require accommodations, contact the Human Resources Department, at least 3 days prior to testing, so that the necessary accommodations may be made. The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract or offer.

This job announcement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Authorization to Work

Before an appointment can be made to the position, the person selected must pass a background check to be considered for employment and must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, in accordance with Federal Law.

Please note that this announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revised without notice.


Retirement: CalPERS enrollment in either 2% @ 60 (Classic Employees) or the new 2% @ 62 (New Employees) formula is dependent on the individual’s eligibility, as per AB 340. The employee will be responsible for 8.5% towards CalPERS retirement costs. There are no Social Security deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).

Life Insurance: Premium is paid by the City. Life insurance and AD&D is equal to $100,000 each. Short-term disability insurance premium shared by the City and employee. Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available.

Medical/Dental: The City provides $2,000/month to purchase medical, dental and vision benefits.

Leaves: 8 hours of sick leave/month with no limit on accumulation; 80 hours of vacation per year for the first three years of service; 10 paid holidays/year plus 2 floating holidays (18 hrs.).

Other: Educational Reimbursement for approved coursework; 9/80 work schedule, with alternate Fridays off. Deferred Compensation Plan available.


The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Special Instructions

Only online applications through CalOpps will be accepted.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

All attachments must be in PDF format.

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