Laurens County is accepting applications for a full-time Public Information Officer. The principal function is to act as the initial media point of contact for all information and interview requests and, when applicable, to be the spokesperson for the County. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, departmental/office heads, elected and appointed officials, outside agencies, community groups, members of the media, and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment and at various locations throughout the County. This position reports to the County Administrator.
Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English or related field from an accredited institution preferred; and 5 years of experience in media/public relations and writing, preferably for a government entity; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work; and Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours.
The successful applicant is required to pass pre-employment background check, drug testing. Compensation includes salary and a full health, retirement, vacation, sick leave and benefits package.
This vacancy does not have a closing date. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
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Laurens County Administrative Office, Human Resources Suite, 100 Hillcrest Sq., Laurens, SC 29360