This is a responsible, professional position that involves
developing, planning, coordinating, implementing and analyzing
City-wide public information, public education, public relations,
community marketing and media relations to promote the City's
functions and activities. Under the direction of the City Manager's
Office, this position exercises independent judgment and initiative
in providing support to the City Manager and exercising the
essential duties of the position. Through all available media, the
position focuses on communicating information supportive of the
City's vision, mission and strategic goals & objectives.
City of Mount Dora, Municipal Government
Develops, implements and maintains the City-wide comprehensive
communications strategy for the dissemination of information to
internal, external and media contacts.
Develops and implements public information and education
programs, public relations and marketing plans to promote the
City's reputation and enhance its image and effectiveness as a
public service provider.
Collaborates with citizens, staff, businesses, community
interests, public and non-profit agencies, media and other
interested parties to promote the City's communications and public
information strategy objectives.
Manage and update the City's website, newsletter and other
Prepare, create and develop a variety of publication materials,
on-line content, audio-visual and photographic presentations as
needed and directed.
Coordinates information and logistics for City-sponsored events
and serves as the media contact liaison for disseminating such
information, developing press releases and responding to public
inquiries for information.
Analyzes public opinion and perception of City effectiveness to
promote quality, seamless customer service and functional
Use all media formats to communicate with the widest audience
possible, and develop a mass notification system for critical data
Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the
field of public sector communications and their application to
functions under charge or as assigned by the City Manager.
Substantial knowledge of marketing principles, public
relations, government protocol, media relations and mass
communications theory as applied to make an effective public
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices applied
to the organization, management and administration of public
communications policy to interact with the citizens, media and
other community stakeholders.
Considerable knowledge of modern office practices with strong
emphasis on computer literacy and applications appropriate to
accomplishing job functions, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and
Thorough knowledge of website management and internet
Ability to compile reports and information from a wide variety
of resources and data that needs analysis and interpretation to
assure accuracy and effectiveness.
Ability to communicate in a professional manner for verbal,
written and presentation of ideas and material, as well as exhibit
strong creative and analytical skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with employees, internal and external customers,
other agency officials, media contacts and other interested parties
to the City's communications and information.
Exhibit a strong customer service orientation and professional
demeanor in work and communication with employees, citizens and
Ability to work non-traditional hours as needed for special
events and situations that may occur.
Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and
responsibilities with strong time management and organizational
skills that demonstrates a professional and resourceful approach to
getting tasks accomplished.
Desired or Required:
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree from an
accredited college or university with a major in Marketing, Public
Communications, Journalism or related field and three (3) years
experience in public relations and communications, or equivalent
combination of education and experience. Experience in graphics,
multi-media productions or governmental relations are considered
beneficial. Must have / obtain a valid Florida Driver's
Salary or Range:
$39,520 - $50,315 DOQ
Health, Life & Dental Insurances, Employee Health &
Wellness Center, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and more.
There are NO relocation expenses available. FL residents will be
given first consideration.
Please send resumes/applications to: Human Resources Department,
City of Mount Dora, 510 N. Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida,
32756-0176. Fax: 352-735-9457 or Email: HR@ci.mount-dora.fl.us.