The City of Dunedin is located on central Florida's west coast, in the heart of Pinellas County's Suncoast. The City’s beautiful, naturally wooded and subtropical setting includes close to four miles of picturesque waterfront, a village-like atmosphere, and a relaxed lifestyle. The community’s progressive vision, masterful planning and year-round outdoor activities have lured people from around the world for decades. The City of Dunedin has 377 FTEs and a total FY2020 budget of $142.6 million, 22% of which is the General Fund.
The Director of Communications plans, directs and supervises the various functions of the Communications Department to promote the City of Dunedin and keep residents, the media, and the general public informed about events in the City. The Director serves as Public Information Officer (PIO) for the City and supervises all production aspects for operation of the City’s Public Television station, City of Dunedin website, social media, and Emergency Notification Services. The Director of Communications reports to the City Manager and oversees four (4) FTEs.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field, supplemented by a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a communications role, three (3) of which have been in a supervisory capacity. Certification as a Public Information Officer (PIO) is required. Must have at least two (2) years of experience in television and video production, website, and social media management. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered. The Director of Communications position is a Category A position for the purposes of Emergency Management. Employees in this category may be assigned to work a variety of schedules, including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations. The salary range is $62,223 - $99,557. Starting salary is competitive and negotiable based on the qualifications and experience of the individual selected. Position is open until filled. To apply, visit www.srnsearch.com and apply online. If you have questions, please contact S. Renée Narloch, President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, 850.391.0000 or email@example.com. A detailed brochure is available at www.srnsearch.com. The City of Dunedin is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer. In accordance with Florida’s Public Records/Sunshine Laws, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.
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