Known as the Capital ofSilicon Valley, the City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural roleanchoring the world’s leading region of innovation.
Encompassing 178 squaremiles at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, San José is Northern California’slargest city and the 10th largest city in the nation.
With more than onemillion residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in theUnited States.
Positions & Duties
About the City Manager’sOffice
The City Manager’sOffice provides strategic leadership that supports the Mayor and City Counciland motivates the organization to deliver high quality services that meet thecommunity's needs.
The City Manager’s Office of Communications directs andimplements the City’s communications strategy to inform and engage the public.
ensuring governmentopenness and transparency; increasing awareness of City programs / initiatives;and improving employee engagement.
About the Position
The City Manager’sOffice of Communications is recruiting for an Assistant to the City Managerposition. This Assistant to the City Manager will act as a DeputyPublic Information Manager and report to the Director of Communications.
TheDeputy Public Information Manager manages a portfolio of City departments andserves as a media contact and / or spokesperson, as well as a Deputy EmergencyPublic Information Officer.
Strong written, verbaland interpersonal skills are essential for this position. An ideal candidatewill be knowledgeable in marketing and public relations techniques,technologies and platforms, including digital / social media and visualstorytelling.
The Deputy Public Information Manager also will advisesenior-level managers and elected officials about communications, news media,and community implications and alternatives for decisions, policies andprograms.
Previous local government and / or public relations / advertising agencyexperience preferred.
This is a permanentat-will position with the City Manager’s Office reporting to the City Manager’sDirector of Communications.
Minimum Qualifications :
A Bachelor’s degree froman accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, or adiscipline related to the business performed by the department, AND six (6)years management and / or administrative experience in government or privatebusiness / industry.
A Master’s degree ispreferred and may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
Employment Eligibility : Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibilityto work in this country.
Please be informed that the City of San José will NOTsponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visaapplications / transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires anemployer application.
If your onlineapplication was successfully submitted, you will receive an automaticconfirmation email to the email address you provided.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THECONFIRMATION, please email and we willresearch the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at(408) 5351285, or if you haveany questions about your online application.
Desired Qualifications :
The ideal candidate willpossess the following skills, as demonstrated from past and current employmenthistory :
Key positionresponsibilities include, but are not limited to :
The selection processwill consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience basedon the application and responses to the job specific questions.
Only candidateswith experience and training that best match the position will move forward tothe next phase of the selection process, which will include interview(s) andreference checks.
The first review of applications will be the week of November11, 2019.
You will be prompted toanswer the following job-specific questions during the online applicationprocess. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces,for each text response.
You must answer alljob-specific questions to be considered for this vacancy or your applicationwill be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.