The City of Modesto (population 217,880) is the largest city and is the seat of Stanislaus County. Twice blessed with year-round mild weather and some of the world’s richest soil, the city of “Water, Wealth, Contentment, and Health” is a community proud of its vibrant citizenry, great traditions, and multicultural lifestyles. Modesto offers the diversity of a metropolitan city yet maintains a small-town character of hospitality and affordability without the commute or congestion of other urban centers. Agricultural contributions from the local area include almonds, apricots, tomatoes, peaches, walnuts, and poultry products. The City of Modesto is seeking a forward-thinking Public Relations & Legislative Affairs Manager with excellent written and oral communication skills. A dedicated professional who establishes positive working relationships with the various City departments, residents, and community partners will be valued. Candidates are sought who will enthusiastically support the vision and mission of the City and possess personal qualities of integrity and credibility. The successful candidate will be an experienced individual with knowledge of legislative affairs and be able to flourish in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must possess extensive experience in communications management in the public sector which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Qualifying education and experience is a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field; and five (5) years of professional experience in development and execution of public relations, communications, legislative, or marketing programs. Multilingual is highly desirable.
The annual salary range for the Public Relations & Legislative Affairs Manager is $116,728.20 - $141,897.84; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.