PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER

Recruitment #13-A154-321

Job Description

Loudoun County, Virginia (pop. 312,311) seeks a dynamic Public Affairs Manager to serve in the Communications and Public Affairs Division within the Office of the County Administrator. This position leads the county’s integrated public affairs program by consistently delivering outstanding service to internal and external stakeholders through various platforms including, but not limited to, front-line customer service, online platforms, social media and mobile applications. The successful candidate will work effectively and proactively with all levels of staff orally and in writing; make presentations and facilitate discussions; establish effective relationships with diverse populations including, but not limited to elected and appointed officials, the public, county employees, and representatives of traditional and new media; manage complex projects with countywide impact; plan, assign, direct and evaluate work of subordinates; develop and conduct technical training programs and reporting; facilitate and serve on committees and advisory boards; and conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.

Job Requirements

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience. Strongly prefer Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Communications and directly related experience in government or a comparable organization, to include one (1) or more years of experience supervising professional staff. Also prefer experience with the development of viable public affairs strategies and tactics including the effective use of social media and mobile applications, Customer Relations Management (CRM) systems, web content and design, emergency communications, constituent services, and facilitation of boards and committees.

Special Requirements

May require occasional work at night, or weekends, or during emergencies.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, credit and DMV background check.