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Government Access TV/Public Information Manager

Salary: $33.91-$41.40 hourly / $5,898-$7,201 monthly / Range: 6398

DEFINITION: Under general direction, manages the County Government Access Television Channel and related programming; coordinates County public information activities when acting as the County's public information officer; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single-position class in the General Services Department; it reports to the Communications Manager.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

1. Manages and supervises television and video production programming including video/audio teleconferencing of the Board of Supervisors and other County-sponsored/authorized meetings and hearings; plans, organizes, and staffs production of television programs for the Government Access channel including public service, emergency information, and education programs; completes timely link and tape broadcasts of public meetings; produces training and informational videos for departments.
2. Assists County Administrator Office staff in negotiating the provisions of County ordinances and franchises governing operations of cable TV operators; assists in developing cable TV franchise agreements, including performance standards.
3. Serves on project teams responsible for telecommunications planning and implementation of a county-wide telecommunications program; evaluates telecommunications plans as they pertain to in-house technological needs.
4. Works in conjunction with the Emergency Operations Public Information Team to disseminate information in emergency situations; develops County media guides and policies; develops media programs for disseminating information about County government; advises departments on public information matters; acts as liaison with the media, preparing press and other media announcements; assists in the development of public information materials, including materials for the Internet; responds to inquiries and complaints from the public and press; cooperates with community organizations and the private sector to deliver information to the public about County government services, particularly through Government Access television.
5. Supervises production staff; selects and oversees consultants, interns, and temporary employees for video communications programs; plans, assigns, and evaluates work of staff.
6. Prepares and monitors budget; approves equipment purchases; writes and administers grants for public information projects.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

1. Possession of a bachelor's degree in communications, TV production, or a related field, and three years of supervisory or management experience in public relations, audio/visual communications, public information, or TV production, preferably in a public agency; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualification: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required at time of appointment.

Knowledge of: operations, equipment, and issues involved in cable television and video programming; general county government functions, organization, and operations, principles of public relations and mass communications; print and broadcast media practices; reporting methods and techniques; English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax; computer graphics software applications

Ability to: develop, implement, and evaluate program plans, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; prepare clear, concise, and effective written reports and verbal presentations; represent the County Administrator to the media, private sector, community groups, and the public; plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects with management, elected officials, press, community groups, and representatives of other agencies; negotiate contracts; resolve operational and procedural problems and conflicts; prepare and manage budget; supervise, train, and evaluate staff; analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, and regulations related to cable TV; establish and maintain effective working relationships; speak effectively before individuals and groups; exercise independent judgment; demonstrate tact and diplomacy in representing the County; produce video programs.

Desirable Qualification: Knowledge of operations and issues involved in government access television and video programming.
 



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