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Community and Media Relations Officer

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City of Modesto
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The City of Modesto has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a dynamic, team-oriented, highly experienced professional individual with excellent interpersonal skills to fill our Community and Media Relations Officer position. This position is in the City Manager's Office and is a key member of the Strategic Communication Team.

The Community and Media Relations Officer is responsible to perform administrative functions in the development and administration of the City's community relations and public information programs; to provide strategic public affairs direction and to serve as public relations resource to the City Manager's Office; and to promote and create awareness of the operations and objectives of City government through public outreach, community engagement, education programs and marketing strategies.

Application Process

Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is the most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application with the words "SEE RESUME."

The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations. Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Testing Schedule

Oral Board Interview with Resume Presentation and Practical Exercise/Presentation
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Human Resources reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

Job Requirements (Optional): 


Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience involving the development and execution of a public relations or marketing program. Related public sector experience is highly desirable.


Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course work in public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver's license.

How To Apply (Optional): 

Apply online at City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.