Director of Public Affairs

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The Water Authority is seeking a Director of Public Affairs to manage its Public Affairs Department and to direct a challenging array of important programs, including community relations, media relations, the agency’s Capital Improvement Program’s public outreach, and school education. The department has a full-time staff of 13. This at-will, executive-level position reports to the General Manager’s office and is responsible for developing and directing complex public affairs programs and projects for the agency. The successful individual will represent the Water Authority in a wide variety of community and media settings and will help facilitate communication with the Water Authority’s 24 member agencies.

Qualification Guidelines 

  • The qualification guidelines generally describe the knowledge and ability required to enter the job in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Any combination or experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in marketing, public relations, communications, business administration, or a closely related field supplemented by ten years of increasingly responsible public affairs, public information, or community outreach experience, including five in a management capacity. Experience in a governmental setting is preferred.

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application, resume and cover letter through the San Diego County Water Authority’s website,, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

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