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Community Relations Specialist

Location : Inverness
Job Type : Regular
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

General Description: Salaried, full-time, position working day shift, Monday through Friday and as otherwise required based upon the agency and division's needs. This position requires on call status and must be available nights, weekends, and holidays.
Essential Functions:
Complete advanced tasks involving writing, editing, and posting publications, news releases, media posts, and media alerts
Establish and maintain a customer service-oriented relationship with all members of the  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 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
Speak at community and agency related events

Starting Salary- $19.06/hour

Required Qualifications :

• 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
• Must not have tattoos on your hands, neck, or face
• Must not have used, tried, experimented or possessed ANY illegal controlled substance in the
past 12 months
• Must not have used, tried, experimented or possessed ANY illegal controlled substance
classified as a schedule I or II substance (excluding marijuana) in the last 5 years
• Must successfully complete a background investigation including drug testing

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