This position will require a wide variety of communications skills, social media knowledge, public relations experience, and the ability to handle and disseminate sensitive information for open records requests. While the Sheriff primarily conducts all interviews, there may be occasions when the Public Information / Media Coordinator (PIMC) will publicly represent the agency in media interviews and other forums. For this reason, the PIMC must be comfortable with and proficient in writing and verbally conveying information that informs while protecting the integrity of the agency and our deputies. The employee will also utilize these skills in the community outreach role, working with various community, private, and other government entities to expand the Sheriff’s Office involvement in our community.
As the social media manager, this employee must have a strong understanding of the different social media platforms, how to use those platforms to promote the interests of law enforcement, and the ability to create professional relevant content. Knowledge in graphic design, photography, videography, and writing are preferred. The goal of our social media presence is to interact with and keep the public informed of the Sheriff’s Office business in a professional, but entertaining way.