Job Information

  • Description:

    The City of Santa Cruz is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the City’s new Communications Manager/Public Information Officer. This will be an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to establish the citywide communications function and serve on the City Manager’s management team.

    This new position reflects the City’s desire to increase the flow of information between the City of Santa Cruz and its diverse audiences, as well as enhance the public’s ability to fully engage in issues impacting the city. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to implement and build on a newly crafted Strategic Communications Plan, as well as establish relationships among Santa Cruz’s media editors and reporters, various interest groups, and the public.

    The annual salary range for this position is $116,604 - $157,824.  To see full job description brochure, go to the City's website and click on "jobs" at the top.

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  • Period: Fulltlime
  • Position Reports To: City Manager
  • Salary: $116,604 to $157,824

Job Requirements

  • Experience:

    Four (4) years of increasingly responsible marketing or public relations experience.

  • Education Required:

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Public Administration, Public Policy or a closely related field.

    (Not less than a total of five (5) years of increasingly responsible public sector communications experience including at a senior management level may substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree educational requirement.)

Company Information

  • City of Santa Cruz
    809 Center St.
    Santa Cruz California 95060

Contact Information

  • Debbie Jones
    Phone: (831) 420-5250
  • Contact Method:

    Applicants must complete an online application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of filling out the application form completely. Applications will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in an assessment center (which will include a writing exercise, oral interviews, and simulated job duties). This recruitment closes on April 16, 2020.

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