SANTA CLARA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

Personnel Commission

 

CLASS TITLE: Communications/Public Relations Specialist

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform a variety of professional-level activities involving editorial production coordination and support for publications of the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the school districts it serves. To gather information, assure compliance with established timelines and write featured segments. To provide responsible staff assistance in planning and executing recognition functions and special events; and to perform related duties as assigned. This job class requires specialized subject matter expertise in the area of journalism and public relations as well as some directly related and progressive experience.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The class of Communications/Public Relations Specialist requires specialized subject matter expertise in the area of journalism and public relations as well as some directly related and progressive experience. Knowledge is applied to the technical aspects of the public information and communications program. No supervisory responsibility for other staff is assigned. Most frequently meets with internal staff for the purpose of providing, obtaining, sharing, or exchanging information.

ESSENTIAL/TYPICAL DUTIES

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Generally, any combination of education and experience that could provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical method of demonstrating these qualifications would be:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in English, journalism, public relations, or related field; and

  • Two (2) or more years of related including some progressive experience.

  • BARGAINING UNIT: Office, Technical, and Business Services (OTBS) Unit

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Duties are primarily performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk operating a computer terminal. Incumbents are subject to extensive public contact with external agencies, media officials, and other individuals seeking information.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Use hands and fingers to operate desktop computer keyboard or other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch to file, speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voice over telephone and in person.

    Date: 1988 Personnel Commission Approval: 1994
    Revised: 1994, 2002, 2009 Board Adoption: