City of Portland, Texas Seeks a Public Information Officer

About the Organization

Portland, Texas, is a city of more than 15 square miles located across the Harbor Bridge from Corpus Christi. With a current population of approximately 21,600, Portland is home to a diverse workforce serving Coastal Bend industries and businesses. With safe, upscale neighborhoods, award-winning schools, unmatched recreational opportunities, and excellent city services, Portland is everything you want in a family town.Portland operates under the council/manager form of municipal government. The City Council, comprised of 7 Council members including the Mayor, hires a City Manager to execute Council policy and manage the day-to-day operations of the City.

Job Description

The Public Information Officer (PIO), under the direction of the City Manager, is responsible for external and internal communications strategies to promote the vision and goals of the organization.

Candidate Qualities

The City is seeking creative, experienced, and professional candidates for its PIO position. The ideal candidate will be a highly creative and visionary communicator who will coordinate communications and marketing throughout the City organization.

Candidate Qualifications

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in communication, journalism, public relations, or a related field. Three years of increasingly responsible experience in communication, journalism, or public relations is required. Any combination of experience, education, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

How to Apply

Please apply online at

For more information on this position contact: Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President, Strategic Government Resources at [email protected] or call 817-266-0647