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Communications Specialist

Williston, ND
  • Posted: 25 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

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The Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and disseminating information to increase public awareness of Williams County’s services, initiatives, and accomplishments.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and may change with or without notice. Incumbents must be able to perform the essential function of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Creates, updates, manages, and maintains content for the Williams County website and social media platforms, including the coordination and development of content, monitoring interactions, and maintaining accounts
  • Acts as the primary contact for media; responds to requests for information or designates an appropriate spokesperson or information source
  • Prepares and distributes press releases; translates information to provide a clear message to the public
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with stakeholders in internal and external communications
  • Creates, edits, and updates communication materials and publications such as posters, graphics, handouts, slideshow presentations, signs, photographs, and videos
  • Tracks public policy, legislative bills, and related actions related to Williams County
  • Generates emails, letters, and other correspondence on behalf of Williams County
  • Prepares and provides information in response to Open Record Requests
  • Provides technical assistance at Board of County Commission meetings and other meetings as assigned; provides technical assistance for users of iCompass agenda and meeting management software
  • Coordinates meeting room scheduling and accommodations
  • Coordinates and assists with meetings and special events
  • Maintains confidentiality of non-public records and makes available all data and information deemed a public record by the North Dakota Century Code.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business administration, or a closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Must possess a valid North Dakota Driver’s License or equivalent
  • Must pass a background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
  • Preferred: FEMA PIO Coursework

Special Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Required to attend meetings outside of regular work hours

Compensation for this position is $53,000-$72,000 depending on experience and training. Williams County provides generous benefits to full-time regular employees: paid sick and vacation leave, a fully paid health/dental/vision benefit plan for employees and dependents, term life insurance of $25,000, 100% contribution toward retirement benefits through the ND Public Employees Retirement System, and 12 paid holidays each year.

To learn more about Williams County, please visit our website:

All offers of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, background check, and reference review.




Williston, ND



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