Public Information Officer – City of Helena, MT

Public Works Department
$24.21 – 26.69/DoQ

Job Purpose
This position is the Communications Specialist for the Public Works Department and is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the department’s public information program. The position is the key point of contact for the media and may represent the department with the Commission, other departments, and the community; develops public relations strategies and programs to support and enhance the mission of the department; and serves as quality control for all department communication products and efforts. The position reports to the Public Works Director.

Work Schedule
This position will normally work Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, but may occasionally have meetings outside of these hours and days.

License and/or Certificate Requirements
-Must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record at the time of hire and have the ability to obtain a valid MT driver’s license within six months of hire.

Minimum Qualifications
This position requires training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in communications, journalism, public relations, or mass media communication and 3 years job-related work experience. Other relevant combinations of education and work experience may be evaluated on an individual basis.

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