Franklin County Manager’s Office is currently recruiting for the position of a Public Information Officer/Grants Administrator. An employee in this classification performs responsible, professional public relations work coordinating the information flow to the public, employees, and other units of governments on a broad range of County programs, activities and services, and preparing informational materials for release to and maintaining effective relations with the news media and the general public. Performs professional public relations work by gathering and disseminating timely and accurate information related to County government functions and events. The position works closely with and performs a coordinative role with the media, civic organizations, County government staff, and officials in the accurate dissemination of information. Work includes providing information through various mediums including press releases, taking photographs, updating the web site, and social media. This employee also manages the county website and social media outlets. This position works to identify and manage grant opportunities available to the County which may include assisting in the review or editing of grant documents. Tact and sound judgment must be applied in performing work as the position is expected to disseminate potentially sensitive and critical information in unbiased fashion, and within the laws, statutes, and policies dictated by providing information in a government setting. Work requires knowledge of journalism and significant writing skills, as well as use of office and media technology, and work requires coordination, organization, and research skills.
Hiring Salary Range: $61,000-$64,050
Position Salary Range: $61,000-$94,551
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or a related field and three years of professional level public relations experience; experience in grants administration or grant writing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Local government experience highly preferred.
Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire. Certificate in Digital Communication, Disaster Communication or Public Information Officer training preferred. Willingness to complete subject matter training offered through the UNC School of Government or other entities.
How to Apply: Visit https://www.franklincountync.us/employment-opportunities/employment-center to view the full job posting and to complete an electronic application or to obtain a printable application.