Post Date: 11/18/2019
Close Date: 12/09/2019
Job Posting: HP#2020-62
Position: Fire & Rescue Public Information Officer
Department: Fire & Rescue
$80,457 - $105,876 annually depending on qualifications.
Full-time, exempt position with benefits.
Close: December 9, 2019
Persons who are not current City of Hillsboro employees are welcome to apply through our online application process found here: www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Jobs. Email applications will not be accepted for external applicants.
Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.
Are you an excellent communicator and story-teller that is passionate about public safety and service to the community?
Can you craft effective communication that inspires understanding and action in a growing, forward-thinking, and diverse community?
Do you thrive in a collaborative team environment, mixed with some self-directed work?
The City of Hillsboro Fire & Rescue Department has an opportunity for you!
Hillsboro is a dynamic, innovative, and growing City just west of Portland, where residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life. The City of Hillsboro Fire & Rescue Department, an all-hazard, all-risk department that is often the first on scene to any 9-1-1 call, seeks a Public Information Officer (PIO) to communicate our critically important work to the community we serve. The PIO supports communications strategy, content development and editing, media relations, social media, and creative story-telling. The PIO serves as the department spokesperson and will develop and implement a variety of communications programs and initiatives to support and promote department programs, policies, and initiatives.
General Statement of Duties
The principal function of an employee in this class is to develop and manage strategic communications, informational activities, branding and marketing efforts of the Fire & Rescue Department to achieve communications and outreach objectives. This position will serve as a spokesperson and oversee public and media relations for the department while working closely with the City’s Communications and Marketing Team. Incumbents supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
Acceptable Experience and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field; and seven years of communications experience including three years of Fire & Rescue experience and including two years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
• Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record;
• FEMA ICS (Incident Command System) Coursework: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800; or ability to take course within one year of assignment or when most immediately available.