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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

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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.