Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Work Schedule
Job Closing Date
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) was formed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in 1968, in response to the county's first air pollution study. and is classified as a Special District separate and independent from the County of Ventura agencies. Division 26 of the California Health and Safety Code establishes the APCD’s structure, operating procedures, and authority.

The APCD provides a full range of air pollution control activities, including permitting, facility inspection, air quality attainment planning, rulemaking, air quality monitoring, and incentive programs. There are eight divisions including Fiscal and Administrative Services, Compliance, Engineering, Rule Development, Incentive Programs, Information Services, Monitoring, Planning and Evaluation.

Under general direction of the Air Pollution Control Officer, the Public Information Officer creates, plans, organizes and directs air quality public education and outreach for over 750,000 citizens of Ventura County.

The Public Information Officer works in a political environment promoting the mission of the APCD to protect public health and agriculture from the adverse effects of air pollution by identifying air pollution problems and developing a comprehensive program to achieve and maintain state and federal air quality standards.

The APCD Public Information Officer is Management classifications and is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Salary: $71,525.64 - $110,280.14 Annually Annually plus benefits

The required knowledge and abilities can be obtained by:
five (5) years of experience in a political environment
five (5) years of public affairs/relations experience or advocacy media relations experience
five (5) years combined experience in political or advocacy public relations, and journalism; experience in an equivalent position.

Necessary Special Requirements
Possession and ability to maintain a California drive license.
Experience related to:
  • Developing and implementing strategic public relations campaigns
  • Media used to disseminate organizational messages to the public
  • Establishing priorities and adjusting activities as appropriate to execute multiple projects concurrently
NOTE: Effective writing skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field
Experience with computer software programs and internet-based applications including social media applications.
Experience within:
  • A California Air Pollution Control District;
  • A local government organization.

How to apply
To apply online, please refer to our website at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to the County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.

All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process. may be possible.  If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.

A job-related oral examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating examinees' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Examinees must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record may be required for this position.

The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.  

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Katie Reynolds by email at katie.reynolds@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2629.