The San Bernardino Superior Court is conducting an extensive search for an exceptional and innovative leader to serve as its Communications & Public Information Officer (PIO). The PIO will be responsible for developing and implementing the Court’s media relations, public affairs and communication programs and serves a critical role in keeping judicial officers, executives, managers, the public and other internal and external stakeholders informed on the Court’s programs, events, and initiatives.
Under general direction from judicial and executive leadership, the Communications & Public Information Officer (PIO) plans, organizes and administers comprehensive internal and external communications for the San Bernardino Superior Court. The PIO is responsible for managing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of the communications and public information programs for the Court. This position directs digital and social media strategies, policies related to communication and information sharing, supports continuity and ease of access to information on the Court’s website, coordinates community outreach, and provides professional assistance and guidance to judicial officers, executives, managers, and other court staff related to internal communication, civics education, public affairs, and media relations.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in English, journalism, business/public administration, marketing, public relations, communications, or closely related field. A Master’s degree is desirable but not required. An advanced degree may substitute for one year of experience. Three (3) years of full-time experience in developing and administering a comprehensive public relations or communications program, which included the dissemination of information to internal and/or external audiences through various communications media.
Effective late October 2023, the annual salary range for the Communications & Public Information Officer position is $109,513 to $140,035. The starting salary will be based upon qualifications and experience. It should be noted that this position has also been approved for a 3% cost of living adjustment (COLA) effective October 2024. Additionally, the SBSC offers a highly competitive benefits package, including SBCERA retirement.