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Community Relations Specialist

Location : Inverness
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10847076
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Bachelors Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference

Salaried, full-time, position working day shift; Monday through Friday and as otherwise required based upon the needs of the agency and division. Must be available nights, weekends, and holidays.

Duties include but are not limited to:
Completing advanced tasks involving writing, editing, and posting Sheriff’s Office publications, news releases, media posts and media alerts. Establish and maintain a customer service oriented relationship with all members of the Sheriff’s Office and with the citizens of Citrus County. Respond to crime scenes, emergency management situations, or as directed. Assist with the coordination and execution of agency press conferences, either pre-planned or impromptu. Proactive approach in developing, and designing comprehensive marketing strategies for the Sheriff Office, ensuring products are informative, professional, and advance the agency’s mission, vision, and values. Create and plan programs engaging the support of the community and employees. Design, implement and update a media plan and track media coverage. Assist with social media accounts and continually explore other venues as technology progresses to ensure complete market coverage. Continually collaborate with other governmental and county agencies to ensure information sharing and resources are optimally utilized best serving the agency and community. Ensure timely redactions, delivery, and correspondences with all public record requests in accordance to Florida Statutes chapter 119, to include but not limited to; arrests, 911 calls, and other requested documentation. Perform other related tasks as assigned.
Required Qualifications :
Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field required.
Five years of successful experience in community relations preferred, however a combination of aptitudes, abilities, and proficiencies may be substituted for length of experience. Must be able to work as part of a team, with an in-depth knowledge of current marketing and social media platforms, Verbal and oral communication required and analytical and presentational skills. Must have organizational, planning, and time management capabilities. Ability to work in a high-stress environment and have a positive and professional approach to all situations. Writing samples will be required. A 10-minute presentation will be required by the candidate on a current media topic provided to them in advance.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or resident alien.

  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent.

  • Must have the ability to think and act quickly, calmly and appropriately in emergency situations.

  • Tobacco Free Workplace

  • Employer has a dress code

  • Employer conducts drug screen and background check

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday. Must be available nights, weekends, and holidays

Salary: $38,600.00 - $60,174.40
Skills :
Communication Marketing Microsoft Office Public Relation Social Media Marketing Written and Oral Communication
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