Public Affairs & Communications Manager

  • by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
  • Sep 12, 2017

Job Location: Calabasas, CA
Application Deadline: 10/06/2017
How to Apply: If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. A cover letter and resume must be attached to your employment application. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.

Under the general direction of the Director, the Public Affairs and Communications Manager
plans and coordinates media information, public education, community outreach publications,
and establishes ties with local, state and federal government officials, NGOs, chambers of
commerce and homeowners associations. Two Public Affairs Associates, who report directly
to the manager, assist in executing day-to-day activities to implement these programs.

The successful candidate possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, a sound problem-solving ability, and a solid leadership quality that are key to ensuring effective
interaction with community leaders, elected officials, other agencies, the media, customers
and District staff. Maintaining poise in difficult situations, demonstrating a commitment to
resolve issues in an objective manner, and making consistent, timely decisions are essential
behavioral attributes. The candidate must be able to mentor employees and foster a cooperative, team-oriented workplace. A management style that leads by example, guided by integrity and respect, is vital to success in this position.

Candidates should possess five or more years of increasingly responsible experience performing professional tasks in the development and implementation of public information and community outreach programs with at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public relations, communications, journalism, public administration or a closely related field is required.