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Pinal County
Pinal County

Public Information Officer - Public Works Department




Pinal, AZ
April 20, 2022
$62,542.00 - $96,940.00 Annually
April 29, 2022

Job Description

Pinal County is growing FAST and undergoing so much positive change!  We need passionate people to come join our team and help us make Pinal County the best place to live and work in the country!If you have never considered working in government, take a look at what we offer here at Pinal County; we invest in you and your future:  

  • A team of amazing people who are committed to making Pinal County a great place for its citizens and its employees
  • Variety of Top Tier Affordable Medical Plans - Six Different Medical Plans to Choose From; Some with Zero Employee Premium Cost
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Telehealth
  • Retirement Plans with Employer Contributions - Guaranteed Lifetime Benefit!
  • Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program through the Dept of Education
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Paid Vacation And Sick Leave
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • Civil Service Leave
  • Van Pool Options
  • Short-Term Disability – Employer Paid
  • Basic Life Insurance - Employer Paid
  • Paid Sabbaticals After 15 Years of Continuous Service
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care and Medical Expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program & Wellness Program
  • Suite of Voluntary Benefit Options including additional Life, Accident, Critical Illness and Cancer Insurance

Working at Pinal County is more than just a job, it’s a career, it’s a community, it’s an investment in your future.  Read more about the position and see if it is a good match for you:  Notice to Applicants:The hiring salary for this position is dependent upon experience, qualifications and position funding; starting salaries above the midpoint require additional approval.


Plan, organize, and direct the department communication effort to increase awareness of, to promote services and programs, and to enhance the department's image locally and statewide.

Example of Duties

Work in this classification requires an individual to be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary classification functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this classification may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this classification description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.

  • Plan, organize, and direct the marketing, public information, special events, tourism, graphic design, and television productions.
  • Investigate and decide pertinent information for press releases and author press releases.
  • Receive internal memos and disseminate information to employees.
  • Devise and maintain internal communications.
  • Promote events through various mediums.
  • Disseminate public records.
  • Produce videos promoting the county.
  • Assist the department in public messaging.
  • To promote and adhere to the workplace values of accountability, commitment, and teamwork to help enrich lives beyond expectation.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Communication, Public Media, Public Relations, or relevant field.
  • Two (2) years of communication, public media, or relevant professional experience.
  • Valid Driver's License with Arizona Driver's License within 30 days of hire.
  • Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience may substitute for the minimum requirements.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of distinct regions of Pinal County.
  • Knowledge of effective media avenues.
  • Knowledge of media centric programs like Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to break down complex decisions for the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The work is light and requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.  The work also requires the ability to finger, grasp, reach, lift, perform repetitive motion, operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment, hear, speak, and demonstrate mental and visual acuity.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires the ability to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

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