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City Manager’s Office

A premier community in Inland Southern California and home to a surging local economy, Moreno Valley seeks an expert in strategic communication to serve as its Public Information & Intergovernmental Relations Officer.

 Moreno Valley has worked diligently to establish its brand as a quality community.  The City Council and staff work on this every single day.   And it’s working.  Residents, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies are coming to our community because we have such a strong brand.  More than 4200 jobs have been created in our City since 2013.  Now, we’re looking for an exceptionally qualified professional to move proactively to grow and protect the City’s brand. 

Is this the ideal position for you?  It can be if you bring superb writing skills, passion for Moreno Valley’s future, high energy and boundless creativity to this key position in the City Manager’s Office.  You’ll also be expected to demonstrate success in planning and conducting high-impact strategic communication activities.  Please apply if you offer a proven track record working with media representatives and employing proactive techniques with non-traditional/emerging media to convey an organization’s key messages…on that organization’s terms. 

 The individual chosen will apply many of those same skills and experience to manage the City’s Intergovernmental Relations program by working with City staff, our regional partners and contract legislative advocates to further the City Council’s strategic goals.

 Under direction of the Assistant City Manager, the PIO’s regular duties will also include acting as the City’s spokesperson, writing and editing City publications and suggesting/conducting communication techniques tailored to meet the City’s objectives. 

 EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:Develop, implement, and coordinate a comprehensive communications program for the City which identifies audiences, messages, communication tools and evaluation measures; Synthesize City-wide vision, mission, strategic goals and key issues into impactful and accessible messages. Coordinate communication activities to foster understanding of City-wide vision, strategic priorities, program goals and services among the public and City employees.  Maintain a strong working relationship with business/community leaders and community organizations.  Prepare and disseminate a wide variety of public information regarding City business including news releases, media events, public service announcements, newsletters, articles, special presentations and related materials.  Work with the City Council on intergovernmental issues and to develop annual legislative priorities and platforms.  Establish appropriate mediums to inform elected officials of relevant issues. Review, research and analyze proposed state and federal legislation affecting the City and facilitate review of such information by City departments. In conjunction with operating departments, remains abreast of key issues and initiatives pertaining to the Riverside County Transportation Committee (RCTC), Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), Riverside County, and Riverside Transit Authority (RTA).  Coordinate preparation of communication on activities associated with the intergovernmental relations program and responses to intergovernmental requests for information.  Assist with representing the city’s interests with other government entities to include monitoring hearings and drafting testimony to be presented before other governmental agencies and legislative committees.  Serve as City representative in various projects, committees and programs involving interaction with other governmental jurisdictions; and acts as the City’s liaison with the League of California Cities.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTraining and Experience –Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in public or business administration, communications, public relations or a closely related field; and at least five years of progressively responsible professional experience performing public information, public relations, or related field.  Experience working in or closely with governmental agencies is preferred.  SUMMARY OF RELATED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:  Utterly superb communication skills, in both written and verbal forms.  Mass communication strategies, including traditional, emerging, digital, e-mail, social media and live streaming.  Public administration and governmental operations.  Budget preparation and management.  Solution-oriented approach to problems.

 LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy. 

 SALARY AND BENEFITS:  $6,590 - $9,279 per month. Excellent benefits available through a cafeteria plan of $9,450 which offers medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee and eligible dependents or taken as direct salary with proof of other health coverage; PERS - 2.0% @ 55 (2% at 62 for new members) employee pays own share; educational reimbursement of $2,000 annually; annual leave; paid Long Term Disability; a deferred compensation plan; life insurance; a 1.5% management package that can be taken as direct salary, contributed to a deferred compensation plan or used to purchase additional benefits.   The City reserves the right to appoint in an “at will” capacity, serving at the pleasure of the City Manager.

 This position represents a unique opportunity to join a highly professional team in service to the Moreno Valley community.  The environment is simultaneously demanding, engaging, dynamic and rewarding.  And it’s fun to work here.

Ready to explore the next step to advance your career and put your expertise to work?

 Submit your application online at no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, July 25, 2016.


The City of Moreno Valley is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

For additional information regarding this position, contact the Human Resources Department at (951) 413-3045.


CLOSING DATE: July 25, 2016                                                                                        PUBLICATION DATE: June 20, 2016


Marketing Manager

Department: Sales & Marketing
Location: Riverside, CA


Mission Inn and Casey's Cupcakes is recruiting for a Marketing Manager. This fast paced, creative and exciting position will implement, help develop, create and assist the Sales & Marketing team with the ongoing media and marketing efforts. Reinforces the Hotel and luxury market identity. Plans and executes internal and external events with proficiency.If you have experience as a Marketing Manager with Hotels and Resorts, please apply today.



There is currently an outstanding career opportunity for the position of Web Specialist* to fill one (1) vacancy in the Communications Division of the City Manager's Office.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months. 

We are looking for a dynamic individual that is passionate about web design and has the skill set to take our website to the next level. The ideal candidate will work in Downtown Riverside alongside our Marketing and IT team to design, develop and maintain our diverse network of websites. Under the selected candidate's direction, our website will be enhanced and improved for usability and aesthetic design while our robust IT team will focus on development. Apply today to become part of our energetic team!
Under general supervision, to plan, design, develop, maintain, and support intranet/internet/ extranet content, format, and information flow; system upgrades; resolve system problems; create links; schedule system test and backups; conduct studies of department's needs and user requirements; and other work as required.

  *Actual Job Classification:Web Designer.  Please refer to the Web Designer job description for more detailed information.

 Work Performed:

 Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consult with clients' methods to increase public access/service availability via the Web.
  • Assist in determining the desired aesthetic look and feel of web pages.
  • Assist in determining content and write/edit website text.
  • Locate and use graphics, interactive applets, multi-media elements and links in web page design.
  • Work with users in establishing/utilizing desktop interfaces and training.
  • Map and maintain consistency in the flow of the site.
  • Maintain integrity of site information.
  • Evaluate use and usability of assigned sites.
  • Develop quality and content standards based on industry standards, management preferences, and availability of resources.
  • Evaluate conformance with system security/database integration requirements with City standards.



 Education and Experience:

Education: Equivalent to the graduation of the twelfth grade and a minimum of  two supplemental courses in any of the following areas:
ASP (Active Server Page)
SHTML ("Server side include or SSI" hypertext Markup Language)
XML (Extensible Markup Language)
VB Scripting (Visual Basic Script)
JAVA Scripting(JavaScript)
VB/VBA (Visual Basic/Visual Basic for Applications)
Experience: A range of 1-3 years of experience in the consulting, design, development, and maintenance of various web sites.

Highly Desired Qualifications:

Basic Knowledge of the following:
  • ASP (Active Server Page)
  • SHTML ("Server side include or SSI" hypertext Markup Language)
  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)
  • VB Scripting(Visual Basic Script)
  • JAVA Scripting(JavaScript)
  • VB/VBA (Visual Basic/Visual Basic for Applications)


Selection Process:

 If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification. 

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment. 
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, medical/physical examination, drug and alcohol test.
NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.
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Dr. Annie Hough-Everage Joins us for First PRSA-IE luncheon of 2014

Dr. Hough-Everage, Professor at Brandman University joins us January 15th as we explore building a brand through community engagement. Dr. Hough-Everage mentors students in credential, MAE and MAT degree programs. She'll be sharing her experience, creative ideas, and successes in establishing community engagement over the last four year between Brandman University and its local community. 

Register online before Janruary 13th for the early-bird rate.