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Bilingual County Communications Specialist (English/Spanish)

Starting salary up to $58.92/hour ($122,973/year), a competitive total compensation package, and an additional $1.50/hour fluent bilingual premium.*

You can also look forward to flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits* including:

  • Hybrid Telework - A schedule that meets the needs of our staff, department operations, and the communities we serve may be available depending on the assignment
  • Salary Advancement - A salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • Paid Time Off - Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County Paid Health Premium Contributions - 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • Staff Development/Wellness Pay - Annual benefit allowances of up to $2,000 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Post-Retirement Health Reimbursement Arrangement - County contributions to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement - A pension fully integrated with Social Security
  • Paid Parental Leave - May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) after 12 months of County employment

The ideal candidate will bring their intellectual curiosity and thrives in a team environment. Additionally, they will possess:

  • Cultural competency in English/Spanish translation and interpretation
  • The ability to conduct the full scope of media and public relations in English and Spanish
  • Superb critical thinking, research, and writing skills
  • Experience leading marketing campaigns, public relations programs, and/or communications projects
  • Experience in public speaking and utilizing social media for professional communication
  • Skills in video production and/or photography
  • The ability to interact with a diverse customer base
  • The aptitude to meet tight deadlines and work in sometimes stressful conditions
  • Training in one or more of the following areas: crisis communications; social media; marketing; search engine optimization; public relations campaign planning; diversity, equity, and inclusion communication strategies, and/or measurement and analytics

Note: If you are offered an interview, you will be required to submit three writing samples/examples of marketing materials (brochures, graphic designs, presentation materials, social media, etc.) that you have directly designed or developed. Instructions on how to submit these documents will be provided by the department if/when an interview is scheduled.

Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual positions must indicate their level of skill in the required supplemental questionnaire. An examination will be conducted prior to employment in a bilingual position to confirm the level of skill in this area. 

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serveApply by 11/28/23