Public Information Officer
Do you want to apply your expertise for a cause you can feel good about? Do you want to work for an organization that wants you to grow with it and offers tuition reimbursement, certification training, and a chance to learn about multiple industries? Come work for the Town of Leesburg, hometown of the 21st century! Located 35 miles west of the nation’s capital in the heart of DC’s Wine Country, you’ll enjoy a vibrant and authentic community with “big city” amenities. The Town of Leesburg strongly encourages innovation, promotes career development, and offers excellent benefits to employees. Benefits include membership to the Town’s full-service recreation center, enrollment into the Virginia Retirement System, excellent healthcare insurance, and other fringe benefits.
Who We’re Looking For
If you identify with the following descriptions, then you may be perfect for the Town of Leesburg:
• Creative problem solver
• Proactive self-starter
• Life-long learner
• Strong team player
• Passionate about excellent customer service
• Positive, can-do attitude
• Effective communicator
• Desire to impart knowledge to others
• “Early adopter” of new technologies
What You’ll Be Doing
This is an advanced professional-level position within the Town Manager’s Office and works independently under the general supervision of the Town Manager to perform sophisticated and complex administrative, technical, and analytical work in managing the Town’s external and internal Communications and Legislative programs. This position includes the responsibility for planning, organizing, and supervising the work of staff resources and managing the division’s budget.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communication or Marketing, or closely related area; supplemented by at least five (5) years of experience in local government, public relations, media, marketing, journalism; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; several years of professional experience in the development and dissemination of information to the public through various outlets; publications, broadcasting, internet webpages, social media or public speaking; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.