Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager - City of Modesto, CA

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Public Relations & Legislative Affairs Manager

Annual salary range: $116,728.20 to $141,897.84
The City offers an extensive benefit package.
Application deadline: Open until filled.
First résumé review: Monday, November 29, 2021.

This is an exceptional opportunity to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate activities within the Public Relations Division of the City Manager’s Office including public information, media communications, crisis communications, community outreach, and civic engagement activities; government relations, coordination of legislative advocacy; and to coordinate Public Relations Division activities with other departments and outside agencies.

In the heart of California’s great Central Valley lies the City of Modesto, an attractive, charming, and vibrant community exceeding 200,000. The city of “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” has long been known for its attractive amenities and convenient location in Northern California. Modesto is blessed with mild weather year-round and some of the world’s most fertile soil.

The Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager serves as the City’s Public Information Officer and directs the communications content of press releases, City website information, electronic communication, social media, and newsletters; prepares speeches, responses, and related materials for public information purposes. Ideal candidates will be seasoned, savvy communications and/or marketing professionals who possess the ability to provide sound advice to the City Manager and his team on how to best deliver a message and communicate with the media, public, and City stakeholders. A knowledge of legislative processes and principles; political issues, community development issues, and legislative developments of importance to the community and City is necessary.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a résumé (reflecting years and months of positions held), cover letter, and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) here:

For additional information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting


To view an online brochure for this position visit:
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