Orange County Fire Authority is seeking a Director of Communications. The Director is responsible for creating and executing strategic public relations and communications programs for the Fire Chief, Executive Leadership, and the Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors. The new Director of Communications will establish public relations standards, goals, priorities, operational plans, policies, and procedures. The Director will create and maintain relations with news media through news releases, press conferences, briefings, interviews, media appearances, correspondence, and reports. The Director of Communications also supervises the Public Information Officer (Fire Captain), Public Relations Manager, Community Educators, and Multi-Media personnel.
The new Director of Communications should be personable, fair, and lead by example with integrity. Being able to prioritize the most important issues and execute these initiatives as well as being well versed in current media trends and practices will be a mark of success. Practical realism, trustworthiness, transparency, and decisiveness are valued qualities.