General supervision is provided by the Communications Manager. The employee works closely with management on issues ranging from daily operational activities to major projects, such as coordinating the City’s public information activities during emergencies, including providing timely updates on the city’s cable channel, e-newsletter, website, social media outlets, and radio station. Employee also must be able to respond during snow events/emergencies or any disaster which would require the city to activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Employee is expected to represent leadership within the organization, to create a problem-solving environment in which to engage both the immediate and long-range goals of the organization. Guidance is provided via the City Code, city policies and procedures, department directors and other city staff, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Work is evaluated at least annually with respect to leadership, management skills, communication skills, customer service, ability to work productively and effectively with employees at all levels in the organization, as well as the City Council, community, business and other similar groups and the general public, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
The employee has regular and consistent contact with citizens, service providers, community and other similar groups, as well as the City Council, committees, boards and commissions. Presentations to a variety of groups throughout the community and city staff are developed and delivered regularly by the employee. The employee will also have daily contact with city employees. Excellent verbal, written and presentation and interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to occasionally deal with adversarial situations.
SELECTION METHOD TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST LIFE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST
Structured Oral Interview
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).