Annual Salary Range $85,496 - $103,938
The Public Information Officer (PIO) is a professional level position responsible for a wide variety of duties that develop/administer a comprehensive public relations/community outreach program utilizing various types of media and oversees the distribution of City information to the public using a variety of formats to effectively strengthen and promote the City’s mission, vision and core values. This position will serve as the City’s official spokesperson and as such, will develop a strong relationship with news media, write and distribute press releases, feature articles, newsletters, website content and special presentations to raise the level of public awareness of City operations, community services and public improvement projects. Furthermore, this position is responsible for monitoring current legislation and analyzing proposed legislation for its potential impact in relation to the City’s interest. The PIO will also serve a key role in monitoring and disseminating information to the public during a local disaster. In addition to the routine duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as an event manager for City events such as: groundbreaking ceremonies, City anniversary/holiday celebrations and park dedications. This position will also issue the City’s film permits and monitor local filming operations to ensure compliance with the City’s Municipal Code.
Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in mass media communications, journalism, broadcasting, public relations and/or public information services. Municipal government experience is highly desirable.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a closely related field from an accredited college
Benefits: The City provides competitive insurance plans for employees including paid family HMO health, dental and vision coverage, in addition to a $50,000 life insurance policy and longevity incentive opportunities. Also available at the employee’s expense are voluntary life, accident, critical illness, cancer/short-term disability insurance options and flexible spending accounts.
Leave Accruals: The City offers the option of a 9/80 alternative work schedule, twelve (12) paid holidays per year and generous leave accruals including: Vacation, Sick, Personal and Administrative Leave.
Retirement: The City is a member of the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) which is reciprocal with CalPERS. The City’s retirement formula is 2% @ 55 with prior qualifying public service or effective January 1, 2013 the formula is 2.5% @ 67 for new participants.
Interested candidates must submit a City application and comprehensive resume no later than Friday, October 1, 2021. Top applicants may also be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire and/or submit examples of prior work products. The most qualified candidates will be asked to participate in a panel interview appraisal process.
Please submit all required documents to:
City of Big Bear Lake, Attn: HR
39707 Big Bear Blvd. / P.O. Box 10000
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315