Use your graphic design expertise to shape and develop creative collateral.Utilize Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant software to produce engaging multimedia content that effectively communicates agency messages.Work with stakeholders to review and edit marketing materials to ensure communication is clear, consistent and aligned with the NCS’ standards, values, and brand identity.Work with colleagues and partner organizations to identify marketing needs, develop creative collateral, and achieve shared communication objectives. This includes exercising and growing expertise in graphic design, editing, social media management, event management, video, and/or photography.Serve as a key member of the NCS Communications Team.Support maintenance of agency websites.Help share critical policy, employee development, best practices and other messages internally to a staff of more than 2,000 employees.Work directly with all levels of the organization, partners and the public.Note:
Salary will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range.
(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
Supervises and manages all communication planning and programs for the department;Planning and implementing photographic coverage of events;Plans and implements a Speakers Bureau or plans speaking engagements for department;Makes presentations on behalf of the department to community and County;Plans and implements event and meetings;Writes speeches for presentation to community and County;Writes proposals in support of departmental goals and projects;Produces multimedia productions to support the goals of the department (multimedia may include audio, video or online productions);Implements and supervises the implementation of print production projects;Implements and supervises the implementation of website development and new media projects;May serve as spokesperson for the department with the media;Budgeting and cost control for communication projects that are supervised;Conducts audience / constituent research for evaluation and measurement of communication programs;Serves as a member of the department's communication planning (strategic planning, action planning) team;Makes public presentations on behalf of department.(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list.)
Ability to supervise the work of others in publication management, multimedia development, community relations or media relations;Ability to write, edit and design for departmental publications;Ability to write for multimedia;Ability to use photography equipment and to plan photography coverage;Ability to format online media;Ability to use current computer software and email;Ability to develop or create Web sites;Ability to solve problems;Ability to be able to manage projects (including budgeting);Ability to be able to communicate in a crisis;Ability to adapt broadly defined policy guidance to specific situations with a minimal amount of supervision;Ability to work under pressure;Ability to participate in meaningful interchange of views on matters of critical importance to the County;Ability to plan and review the work of others;Ability to lead a division of communicators;Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, the press, and County employees.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, public administration, political science, or field related to a department's business, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in communication area of specialization or area of specialization of department represented.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Additional Work Schedule Requirements: For special assignments/deadlines, alternate/flex schedule or comp time may be required.
Experience with and ability to design and produce publications, presentations and marketing collateral.Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (particularly InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator) to create high-quality publications.Experience designing with Canva for Teams, including creating team templates, designing approval workflows and facilitating collaborative processes.Experience designing templates, forms, and presentations in Microsoft Office Suite.Direct experience in providing internal and external communications for local, state, or federal government; specifically, a health and human services organization.Experience disseminating information through email marketing platforms.Demonstrated success in website design and content management.Demonstrated success in social media communications for local, state, or federal government.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to travel to various county locations. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE:Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314.
DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov . EEO/AA/TTY.