The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is committed to delivering a first-rate, multimodal transportation system with a mission to move people and connect places with the best transportation choices and services by ensuring the County has a well-functioning, balanced transportation system that uses the roads more efficiently and supports more walking, bicycling and transit use. MCDOT strives to build and maintain a transportation infrastructure that reduces traffic congestion, increases mobility, improves pedestrian, bicyclist, and vehicle safety, provides transit and alternative transportation services, and promotes access to the central business districts.
MCDOT is seeking a Strategic Communications Manager to oversee all aspects of the department’s brand and image by developing and implementing an effective strategic plan that will guide consistent communications and public relations messages that articulate the County Executive’s and MCDOT’s vision, mission, and strategic goals for transportation. The Manager promotes the department’s services and accomplishments; proactively and reactively advises senior managers on high profile and sensitive issues; and manages communications responses with the media, social media, and the public.
The ideal candidate shall have a strong understanding of local government and successful experience developing and implementing communications strategies. This visionary leader must have proven strategic planning, decision making, analyzing, and problem-solving skills; excellent written, verbal, social media and website content communication skills; demonstrated public relations, community, strategic and media communications success in a complex and dynamic environment; and exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. An equivalent combination of education or experience may be substituted. At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications and outreach/public engagement. Experience in Communications including developing and implementing communications strategies, marketing/outreach, and written, verbal, social media and website content communication skills is imperative for this role. Experience in the field of transportation is highly desired.
Interested applicants will need to apply via the Montgomery County portal prior to consideration for the position. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: