DEFINITION: Under the general direction of the City Manager, plan, prepare, and disseminate information on the activities, services, and objectives of the City of Fontana to the news/social media and the general public.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The employee must have the ability to:
THE ABOVE LIST OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND MAY BE SUPPLEMENTED AS NECESSARY BY THE EMPLOYER.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Position requires sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. This position also requires grasping, gripping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports, using computer keyboard and related equipment; the ability to push, pull, drag and/or lift up to 25 pounds; normal manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination; corrected vision to normal range; acute hearing; written and oral communication; frequent contact with staff, media and general public. May, at times, work in adverse weather conditions.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: A combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The incumbent must have considerable knowledge of effective communication techniques; principles of marketing Modern social media sources; techniques for successful media and event management; general municipal government functions, issues and operations; data collection and analysis techniques; modern computer hardware and related software systems; record keeping and report writing; modern and complex principles and practices of public relations and public information dissemination.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Three (3) years of responsible public information, marketing and public relations in the public sector. Municipal government experience preferred.
EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, public administration, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field.
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of, and continuously throughout employment, a valid CA Class C Driver’s License. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Successful candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening, fingerprint screening, and an abbreviated background investigation conducted by the Fontana Police Department.