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Public Communications Coordinator
Posting Number: 19-10-11-2295
Pay Grade: 21E
Minimum Salary: $44,220.80
Office of Communications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:
The essential function of the Public Communications Coordinator is to assist in coordinating and implementing an effective communication and outreach program for Lake County government.
This position requires a professional, self-motivated individual, who can handle numerous complex tasks and projects simultaneously, and must be effective at both oral and written communication. The Public Communications Coordinator will assist in website and social media content development, advertising, public and media outreach or marketing.

The position prepares content for both printed and electronic communication pieces, assists in coordinating county events, manages content for the county’s various social media platforms and websites, and performs related professional and administrative work as required.

The Public Communications Coordinator will update and assist in creating content and files for the county’s websites and social media accounts with the end goal of providing professional internal and external marketing. The position will work directly with county staff to develop, write, edit and post engaging content that is consistent with the county’s brands. This position will lead in content strategy to engage users on social media platforms and through marketing campaigns.

This employee will work closely with the Creative Services Manager and Communications Director to ensure brand and strategy are consistent. The Digital Communications Specialist will collaborate with staff to enhance innovative digital communications, connecting residents and the county while maintaining a positive user experience.

The position requires strong writing, negotiation, time-management, prioritization, and communication skills; creativity; teamwork and the ability to meet deadlines; extensive knowledge and experience with social media platforms; ability to plan, manage, and execute initiatives.

Work requires independent judgment and the ability to work alone and as a member of a team. Employee must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, display project management skills and adapt to changing priorities.

This position may be required to assist with emergency support functions in the event of declared emergency and/or any other emergency duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Requires a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing or Advertising, Journalism, Communications or a closely related field with one to two years of related experience.

Requires valid Florida Driver’s license.

Full time employees are offered a competitive benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, retirement, health, dental and other benefits. ANTICIPATED STARTING SALARY IS $21.26 PER HOUR OR $44,220.80 ANNUALLY.


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