Yuba County is currently recruiting for the position of Media and Community Relations Specialist in the County Administrator’s Office. Under direction, the incumbent will perform a wide variety of activities in support of the County’s social media relations and promotional efforts, including writing and editing material 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; perform related work as assigned. This position reports directly to Communications Coordinator. This class is distinguished from Communications Coordinator in that the latter has overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of a countywide marketing and communications plan.
Example Of Duties:
-Perform a variety of marketing, public outreach and community relations activities, events, and public awareness programs for the dissemination of information regarding County operations, policies, and procedures
-Create, research, edit, and contribute content and materials including posts, tweets, pitch letters, backgrounders, customer communications, fact sheets, brochures, feature articles, press releases, and other materials.
-Maintain steady and positive presence in the media through releases, contact, and responsiveness to inquiries/requests.
-Monitor social media management standards, policies and rules of engagement
-Manage social public relations activities to reach target audiences with engaging messaging coordinating with other online brand content.
-Create analytics report and leverage analytical data to provide insight, make recommendations to improve account performance, and adjust strategy as needed
Yuba County is looking for a dynamic, forward thinking, motivated individual with a passion for creating and a love for our community! The Media and Community Relations Specialist must be a an effective communicator with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. They possess strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to manage a wide range of projects simultaneously. Strong candidates have a genuine interest in people and will take initiative in connecting with the public on a human level. They have excellent interpersonal skills to create and maintain media partnerships and relationships with other agencies and county departments to work towards a common goal. Assignments often require interaction with the public and the media on a variety of complex and sensitive subjects that require independent judgement, consistency and professionalism. Experience with video equipment and editing software is preferable.
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 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: Must 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.
Attend meetings / events outside of normal working hours; work extended hours as needed.
CONFIDENTIAL PAY: $250.00 monthly
MERIT INCREASE: Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years.
RETIREMENT: For CalPERS pension reform details please visit http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/departments/personnel/Benefits.aspx
Miscellaneous Classic = 2% @ 55
Miscellaneous New = 2% @ 62
VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 years.
HOLIDAYS: An average of 12 paid holidays per year.
FLOATING HOLIDAYS: Employees receive up to 16 hours per year.
SICK LEAVE: Accrued each payroll period, up to 12 days per year.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s).
DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s).
LIFE INSURANCE: The County provides $50,000 in life insurance for employee only. An additional $50,000 in coverage is funded by the employees contribution to the STD program. Total coverage is $100,000. Employee may purchase supplemental coverage for themselves and/or eligible dependents.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: The County provides a self-funded disability insurance in-lieu of SDI. Disability rates are paid at 75% of salary up to the current maximum weekly rate established by the State SDI program for up to a maximum of 90 days while on leave for a limited or total disability.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 sessions per incident per eligible family member.
UNION AFFILIATION: None
Final Filing Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.
ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a fillable Microsoft Word format or PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.
All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.
Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:
- Completed Yuba County Employment Application (Online or Hard Copy)
- Supplemental Questionnaire (included in the CalOpps job posting)
- Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
- Copies of Certifications
The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.
The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:
- Rated Supplemental Questionnaire
- One-Way Video Interviews
- Qualifications Appraisal Panels
- Department Interviews
(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 10 weeks for successful candidates).
A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the application process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
ONE-WAY VIDEO INTERVIEW
One-way interviews may be used as an extension of the application process as an oral examination. A panel may be comprised of one individual, typically the hiring authority, or a small group of subject matter experts. Oral examinations can be used to assist in the establishment of an employment list or as part of the hiring decision. The goal of a one-way interview is to simulate an actual in-person interview environment. If one-way video interviewing is utilized in the recruitment process, applicants are provided detailed information including instructions, interview practice options and 24 hour direct support from the County's vendor, Spark Hire.
QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL PANEL:
This is an oral examination process. Applicants who successfully completed the screening processes and meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel. The process consists of three or four panel members along with a subject matter expert who will ask individuals questions related to the essential functions and/or attributes required for the position.
If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.
All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
The Hiring Department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.
Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.