The City of Torrance is currently taking applications for Interactive Communications Officers!
The City Manager's Office is seeking proactive, computer savvy candidates for the Interactive Communications Officers (ICO) positions. Under the leadership of the Office of Cable and Community Relations, Interactive Communications Officers disseminate time sensitive information to the public and coordinate interactive communications for the City of Torrance.
Interactive Communications Officers distribute information to the community during a disaster or an emergency; maintain the Disaster Telephone Hotline; and provide street and road closure messaging on CitiSOUNDS AM 1620 radio. ICO's also post, monitor, and create content for the City's official website and social media; provide continuous social media coverage for engagement; serve as account managers for all departments for interactive communications; and perform related work as required.
Shifts include: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. ICO's work an average of 42 hours per week and receive 3-day weekends every other weekend. ICO's remain on-call and must remain on the premises during their paid lunch hour. This position will be subject to emergency call-outs, fill-in for vacations and sick leave. Shifts include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Graduation from high school or equivalent and four (4) years of highly responsible executive support and/or administrative work in a public agency.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience such as an Associate's degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field and two (2) years of related experience.
A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field.
License and/or Certificates:
Must possess and maintain an appropriate valid California driver's license.
In addition to the above requirements, the most successful candidate will possess the following:
• A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, or other related field is preferred.
• A high degree of sensitivity to the public and constituencies;
• Experience in communications, public relations, and marketing;
• A clear understanding of journalistic standards;
• Strong writing and communication skills;
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize; and
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment.
****HOW TO APPLY****
Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. The application filing period opens Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and closes Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources.
As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.