We are seeking an experienced public relations professional who has a track record of collaboration, communication, coordination, and organization to join our leadership team as the Deputy Director of Clackamas County’s Public and Government Affairs (PGA).

Our Deputy Director is responsible for the planning, organization, and management of the public involvement, cable communications, strategic communications, and business and media relations functions of the Department of Public and Government Affairs. The selected incumbent also represents the county in the formulation of policies, coordination, and communication of intergovernmental issues with federal, state and local governments.

The Deputy Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive system of PGA management functions in accordance with revenue and expenditure limitations, department requirements and legal guidelines. The incumbent acts as the department director in his/her absence and provide direction to all division managers to facilitate operational planning, delivery, and outcomes for all programs.

The mission of PGA is to provide public engagement, intergovernmental and legislative relations, and consultation and communication services to the public, the Board of County Commissioners and all departments so they can build connections and trust between people and their government.

The ideal candidate for this challenging and exciting opportunity will be an experienced communications, government affairs, public involvement, business and/or media relations manager who has a history of excellent judgment under pressure. Successful candidates will possess strong supervisory experience and problem-solving skills for a variety of challenges in a multifaceted organization.

The salary range for this position is $115,984.22 – $156,578.92 annually (plus employer-paid 6% retirement contribution). Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range based on job-related factors such as experience, training and/or education.

This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be March 26, 2020. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

For detailed information and to apply online please visit our website: https://bit.ly/2PyrKwt

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. Clackamas County is a great place to live, work and play!

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.