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Job Title: Manager of Public Affairs
Company Name: Allegheny County Careers
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/18/2024
Expire Date: 08/15/2024
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Computers, Software, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Government and Policy, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Legal, Sales, Publishing, Counseling, Executive Management, Broadcasting/Communications, Research & Development, Web Technology, Writing/Authoring, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Manager of Public Affairs
Position Title: Manager of Public Affairs

Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.



Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Media Relations, Journalism, English, Political Science, Public Administration, or a related field AND four (4) years of related experience, preferably in government relations, journalism, or media relations. Supervisory experience is preferred. Demonstrated utilization of social media in a professional capacity is a plus, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

 It is the policy of the Allegheny County Treasurer’s Office that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check.


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Team Transformation, the Manager of Public Affairs leads Allegheny County Treasurer’s Office media relations and public affairs initiatives and activities. Responsibilities include fostering relationships at all levels of government, writing, and disseminating approved news releases, public service announcements, and other informational materials as well as overseeing the planning and coordinating of special programs, projects, and community outreach.



Overview:

The Office of the Treasurer strives to provide excellent customer service to the citizens of Allegheny County while fulfilling the duties and responsibilities mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Home Rule Charter of Allegheny County, with efficiency, transparency, and collaboration.

We are a newly established administration, dedicated to cultivating a collaborative work environment where positivity thrives, and every team member can excel. We value individuals who share our core values and embrace this vision.

  • Respect and empathy: We believe in treating every individual with dignity, respect, and empathy. We value team members who actively listen, seek to understand diverse perspectives, and demonstrate kindness in their interactions.
  • Fostering a safe workplace: Bullying, harassment, or discrimination of any kind have no place in our workplace. We value team members who actively promote a culture of kindness, compassion, and acceptance, and who intervene to prevent or address any form of bullying or harassment.
  • Equity and Fairness: We are committed to promoting equity and fairness in all aspects of our work. We value team members who advocate for equal opportunities, challenge biases, and strive to create a level playing field for all individuals, regardless of their background or identity.
  • Passion for growth: We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about personal and professional development, continuously seeking opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Integrity and Transparency: Honesty and integrity are at the core of everything we do. We value team members who are transparent in their communication and actions.
  • Innovation and Creativity: We encourage innovative thinking and creativity. We value team members who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, bring fresh ideas to the table, and collaborate with individuals and organizations outside of our Office.
  • Team Player Mentality: Collaboration is key to our success. We value individuals who are supportive team players, willing to contribute to the collective goals of the team.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion. We value team members who respect and embrace diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. If you share these beliefs and embody these personalities, we encourage you to apply and join our dynamic team.

Duties:

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive internal and external communications plan.
  • Leads the dissemination of press releases, media relations content, social media content, etc. that contains relevant news and information to print and broadcast on social media outlets.
  • Leads the writing, proofing, editing, and revises copies for publications, letters, advertisements, audio/visual presentations as well as other communication sources.
  • Leads the planning and coordinating of meetings, press conferences, special events, proclamation ceremonies as well as other activities.
  • Provides support during critical events to manage the experiences of participants and the elected official.
  • Outreach to government officials and staff to drive understanding and increase awareness of the Treasurer’s office.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with county elected officials and their senior staff including, Council, County Executive, Controller, Sheriff, and District Attorney to foster open and timely communication and collaboration.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with elected officials at the state and federal level, particularly with state house representatives and senators, as much of the second-class county code and statutes on the authority of the Treasurer’s Office are decided at that level.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with elected officials including, borough and township councilors, mayors, tax collectors as well as managers and finance directors. Understand concerns of municipalities in the county so that the Treasurer’s Office can work to develop and provide superior and enhanced services to meet the needs. 
  • Supports Office as we work to develop and released improved service offerings to municipalities within the county.
  • Supervises a team of 3 to 6. Hire, evaluate, train, discipline and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.
  • Researches media coverage and industry trends and conducts media outreach.
  • Coordinates and implements a variety of special projects and conducts research as assigned.
  • Works closely with Treasurer and Treasurer’s Legal Counsel on ideating, developing, and moving forward policy.
  • Keeps apprised of relevant legislation as it’s developed and put forward.
  • Performs other related duties as requested or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Public relations principles and techniques.
  • Social networking and social media marketing.
  • Developing and executing integrated communication strategies across multiple channels.

Skill in:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in using analytics tools to measure and analyze the effectiveness of communication efforts and make data-driven decisions.

Ability to:

  • Draft and disseminate news releases, articles, speeches, bulletins, reports, and other materials.
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Work a flexible schedule, including attendance at evening and/or weekend events as required.
  • Establish effective positive working relationships with representatives of various media and community agencies, associates, relevant stakeholders, public officials, County departmental management and staff, and the public.
  • Write for different applications including press releases, website, etc.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks and complete projects under tight deadlines.
  • Effectively utilize relevant computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint Publisher, etc.

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - M/F/V/D




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Company Name: Allegheny County Careers
Website:https://apps.alleghenycounty.us/hrjobportal/details.aspx?id=2764
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