Welcome to the official website for Comanche County Government. Here you will find information on many programs and services, as well as subjects of interest to residents and visitors. We are here to offer assistance in making Comanche County a great place to live, work and play.
315 SW 5th Street - Suite 107
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
Job Duties & Responsibilities
The primary function of the public information officer (PIO) is to develop, implement and maintain an effective public information program on a countywide basis; serve as the County’s spokesperson and primary media liaison on a day-to-day basis, as well as during times of disaster and emergencies. The PIO also develops positive press releases to the media; provides support to the Board of County Commissioners in development of newspaper columns, memos and speeches. Work includes professional application of research and writing skills, selecting news media, preparing and releasing material, and preparing various periodic and special reports.
The following list is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. It is intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Additional duties may be assigned.
Works under the direct supervision of the Emergency Management Director
Develops, implements, and maintains an effective public information program on a countywide basis
Develops press releases, columns and other materials for the media for publication
Provides Board of County Commissioners and other Elected Officials with support/information on issues of interest to the media
Develops communication plans for various County campaigns, both internally and externally
Acts as County’s official spokesperson with the media to provide the County’s response to issues, as well as during times of disaster and emergencies
Maintains County website and social media pages
Communicates news/issues to County employees
Works with Elected Officials and Department Heads on media training/advice
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in the coordination of the Countywide Safety Program
Serves on various City/County committees
Current principles, techniques and objectives of public relations managers
Professional applications of research and writing skills
Media tactics, including interview techniques and preparation
Operation of standard office equipment and a personal computer and software applications for word processing, graphic presentations, spreadsheets, databases, information retrieval and research, and other job-related software
Develop creative ideas in relation to public information projects
Plan and organize projects and work tasks
Assist in the coordination of public events
Work independently with minimal supervision on a continual basis
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, media representatives, the public, and other interested and affected parties
Maintain a professional demeanor during stressful situations
Compile reports from a wide variety of sources and transmit data
Respond to citizen and media requests in a courteous and effective manner
Operate a motor vehicle
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communications or related field; and two(2) to four (4) years’ experience in responsible public relations positions; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
MUST complete NIMS Courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 within the first month of employment and IS-702A, IS-706, & IS-800b and ICS 300 within first year of employment.
MUST be willing to relocate to Comanche County, OK within six months of employment.
Past media experience preferred.
Moderate knowledge of Information Technology skills and Microsoft Office Software.
Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to bend or stoop repeatedly, sit or stand for long periods of time, lift up to 20 pounds, and work in multiple environments.
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