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Communications Manager/Public Information Officer
Coachella Valley Water District

Communications Manager/Public Information Officer
 (Palm Desert, CA)
The Coachella Valley (Valley) has nine diverse cities: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella, as well as portions of unincorporated Riverside County that have their own unique histories and personalities. The Valley is an alluring destination for both residents and tourists alike with year-round sunshine, low cost of living, and a variety of cultural activities. Lush golf courses, sensory spa treatments, excellent dining options, natural beauty, and an exciting nightlife combine to make the ultimate resort experience. The Valley is more than a destination, it has its own distinct vibe and lifestyle.
CVWD’s mission is “To meet the water related needs of the people through dedicated employees providing high quality water at reasonable cost.” A governing five-member Board of Directors is elected from five geographic divisions for four-year terms. This fiscal year, CVWD has $165.6 million budgeted for capital projects and $300 million for operating and maintenance. Currently, CVWD has a staff of more than 560.
CVWD is committed to informing, educating and promoting the value of water efficiency and sustainability, through a collaborative and proactive approach while demonstrating integrity, professionalism, and innovation.
Reporting to the Director of Service and Communication, the Communications Manager/PIO manages and directs subordinate staff and the functions and services of the following divisions: Communications and the Education Program. This person participates in representing the District in public and media relations matters; serves as chief spokesperson for the District on public affairs; and performs related duties, as assigned. The Communications Manager/PIO has 8 direct reports.
Position: Communications Manager/Public Information Officer
Organization: Coachella Valley Water District
Location: Palm Desert,  CA 
United States
Salary: Salary range is $104,352 to $145,692
Posting Start Date: 8/13/2022
Date Posted: 8/14/2022
Requirements The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) or equivalent from an accredited college AND a minimum of five (5) years increasingly responsible corporate or public agency communications, media relations, public relations, community relations, marketing, journalism or related experience within the past ten (10) years.  Two (2) years of management and supervision of professional and technical staff is desirable. Prior experience working in the California water industry and knowledge of Proposition 218 also preferred.
`Please apply on-line immediately at www.allianceRC.com. CVWD is targeting mid to late September 2022 for candidate interviews. For questions contact Sherrill Uyeda at suyeda@alliancerc.com or Cindy Krebs at ckrebs@alliancerc.com or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/13/2022
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Coachella Valley Water District

Palm Desert,  CA 92211
United States
(562) 901-0769
(562) 901-3082