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Closes On: August 3, 2020 at 05:00 PM CST

Location: 100 E. Cano St., 2nd Floor , Edinburg, TX 78539
Department: County Judge
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: Grade 16 $64,352.00 Annual -
Details: Please submit a resume and proof of education with application. This time limited position is set to expire on 12/30/2020.
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Job Description

The COVID-19 Communications Coordinator will assist in receiving, processing and disseminating information relating to Hidalgo County’s COVID-19 response. In order to maintain an accurate operational picture of the needs and plans of all the organizations involved the COVID-19 Communications Coordinator will report directly to the Chief of Staff and will be tasked with:

  • Communicate with Municipalities
  • Communicate with State Agencies
  • Communicate with Federal Agencies
  • Communicate with local hospitals
  • Communicate with Health Department
  • Communicate with local funeral homes
  • Communicate with local non-profits
  • Communicate with local schools
  • Create report logs for OEM
  • Other duties as assigned
May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Examples of Work Performed

Documents, collects and interprets data for reporting to state and federal agencies; liable for accuracy of statistical data in state and federal reporting

Disseminate information when necessary in response to media inquiries

Develop and maintain relationships with the local media, including newspaper and electronic outlet 

Interprets program goals while monitoring compliance with state, federal and local policies and procedures, regulations and division rules

Coordinates with subcontractors to ensure program compliance, accurate reports, and program evaluation

Responds to COVID-19 urgent or emergent events as required to protect the residents and / or staff of Hidalgo County 

May conduct public hearings and group discussions related to COVID0-19 public health programs, regulations, or proposals 

Provide administrative staff informed about progress, milestones, potential and emerging challenges, and feedback 

Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support program services 

Act as a department liaison to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the assigned program or activities 

Performs all other related duties as assigned

Experience and Education

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, public relations, journalism or related field.

Five (5) years of experience in department coordination, business management, or public relations 

Two (2) years of related experience may be substituted for one (1) year of education

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

COVID-19 Communications Coordinator -

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; and of program planning and implementation

Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to prepare reports; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to communicate effectively and to supervise the work of others

Good verbal and written communication and presentation skills 

Extensive knowledge of social media and emerging communication platforms 

Knowledge of English grammar, various communication media uses, format requirements, audiences, etc. 

Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees, departments, representatives from the media, civic groups and public 

Skills in writing and editing 

Ability to perform under stress and when confronted with emergency situations

Knowledge of social, economic, and public health issues; of public health laws and regulations; of medical terminology; and of educational techniques and procedures

Bilingual (Spanish and English) with the ability to converse fluently in both languages

Registration, Certification, and Licensure

Must have a current valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license 

Must be able to be insured by the County’s insurance carrier


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The County of Hidalgo is an Equal Opportunity organization and employer, and considers employment applications solely on the basis of qualifications and special requirements. Applicants are selected without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, or any other protected status under applicable state and federal laws. 

The County of Hidalgo complies with the American with Disabilities Act and the American with Disabilities Amendment Act, as well as applicable state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities. . The County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practice, or against any individual who satisfies the skill, experience, education, and other job-related requirements of the position sought or held, and can perform the primary job tasks of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. The County shall provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in accordance with law. Qualified individuals with disabilities must make requests for reasonable accommodation. Upon request, the County shall meet with the individual to identify specific limitations resulting from the individual’s disability and the availability for any reasonable accommodation the County may be able to make. If you are qualified and require accommodation in order to apply for a position, please contact the Human Resources Department with your request. 

Application Special Instructions

Please submit a resume and proof of education with application.

This time limited position is set to expire on 12/30/2020.