Applying To: Public Information Officer to the Comptroller

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Department: Comptroller's Office


  • Minimum: $50,726.00
  • Maximum: $79,482.00

Normal entry salary is $50,726.

Position Specifications

This is professional work developing, coordinating, and supervising all communications and public affairs efforts for the Office of the Comptroller.  Areas of responsibility will include written materials, media relations, and various internal/external means of communication.  Incumbent will facilitate all aspects of press conferences, including coordination of all participants and preparation of equipment; will coordinate and/or assist in coordination of public relations activities such as public appearances, speaking engagements and special events; will compose press releases, news articles, features, speeches and television scripts; may act as department spokesperson, answer questions from the press, present information to news media and the public, give presentations to groups; develop marketing and promotional materials such as brochures, publications, news letters, videos and television programming.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Public Information Officer to the Comptroller

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or a related field; plus at least three years of full time paid experience in public relations or journalism with strong communication and presentation skills; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points. City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.  

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3557

June 29, 2022

Reopened April 27, 2023


Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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