Organization:  El Paso County
Position: County Administration Office - Communications Manager
About the Organization:

El Paso County is the westernmost county in Texas, and sixth-most populous county in the state. This dynamic border community combines the advantages of a major metropolitan center with the ambience and neighborly charm of a modern western town. El Paso is a major transportation hub, providing advanced educational and medical facilities, abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities, year-round sports and recreation, a low crime rate, some of the best weather conditions, and a favorable cost-of-living index. We are a cosmopolitan community and people from all over the world come here to live, work, study, do business, and retire.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS: that include medical, dental, and vision insurance, employee wellness clinic, short & long-term disability, retiree health insurance, supplemental life insurance, deferred compensation, TCDRS retirement, 16 County-observed holidays, vacation and sick leave, healthy lifestyle reimbursement, educational assistance program and much more.

Job Description: The ideal Communications Manager candidate is a candidate that must have a proven ability to develop a comprehensive communications strategy that will support all lines of services in their efforts to communicate with stakeholders, both internal and external. In addition, the Manager will be a good listener who can readily understand the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, such as Department Directors, and assist them as needed in pushing out clear, consistent, and unified communications.
Candidate Qualities:

A big-picture thinker who is data-driven, politically astute, with strong business acumen, and an ability to anticipate issues and the needs of others is needed. The ability to be responsive and function in a fast-paced environment with high expectations from the organization and community is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation and computer skills, are required.

Experience in emergency management and critical incident crisis communications is a must.

Candidate Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or other relevant fields, and extensive progressively responsible managerial experience in public relations, communications, journalism, or other relevant field.

A Master’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or other related fields is preferable. Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certificates and Licenses Required: Must have or obtain by date of hire a valid driver's license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a El Paso County Job application directly online at no later than Monday, May 24, 2021.