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Staff Writer - Public Relations

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:


Riverside University Health System-MC is seeking candidates to fill a Staff Writer position with the Public Relations Department. The incumbent in this position will conduct research, organize, and compose written materials and statistical reports for training manuals, policy and procedure manuals, audiovisual production, scripts, web sites, brochures, newsletters, and a wide variety of other publications for the assigned department. Spanish speaking individuals are preferred, but not required.

Incumbents in this class report to a senior level manager and are responsible for composing and preparing a wide variety of written material in support of various instructional, audiovisual, educational, and informational programs for the Riverside University Health System. This responsibility includes both the clarity and grammatical correctness of writing and the appropriate style and content.

Meet the Team!
Riverside University Health System

Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or ( NACES ) Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( AIC ).

--- Locate resource information on subject matter through discussions, formal training, conferences and research of electronic or written source material.

--- Compose rough and finished drafts of training manuals, operational directives, policy and procedure manuals, brochures, web site information, newsletters, audiovisual presentations and other requested written publications.

--- Compose clear and concise written material, basing style and content on the purpose of the publication, technical complexity of the subject and the required knowledge to understand it, and the interest and skill level of the intended audience.

--- Gather statistical reports from local, state and federal agencies; analyze the data and make calculations based on reporting requirements.

--- Select and arrange layout for associated pictorial material and graphics including photographs and diagrams; coordinate layout with printing or reproduction company, as required.

--- Make presentations to various groups on prepared written materials; arrange for distribution of publications.

--- Maintain files of department publications and statistics; keep calendar of publication and statistical deadlines and future updates.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college with a major in Business Administration, English, Journalism, Creative Writing or Communications preferred.


Experience: Four years of professional experience researching, organizing and composing written materials for instructional, informational, technical or statistical publications.

Knowledge of: Correct English usage as applied to written training, operational or technical materials; varying methods of research and data collection activities, the common formats of training manuals, audiovisual production scripts, brochures, newsletters, bulletins, web site documentation and other publications; use of word processing, statistical math, publication and print media software.

Ability to: Compose clear and concise written material, basing style and content on the purpose of the publication, the complexity of the subject and the knowledge required to understand it; compose language appropriate to the intended audience; read, understand and research subjects of varying degrees of technical complexity, and incorporate such material into clear and concise instructional or informational written format; speak effectively and lead discussion groups; work cooperatively with department staff and representatives from other agencies; work with minimal supervision.

Condition of Employment

In accordance with the California Department of Public Health Order dated August 5, 2021, health care facility workers who work in indoor settings where care is provided to patients or where patients have access for any purpose must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as follows: first dose of a one-dose regimen or second dose of a two-dose regimen, by September 30, 2021. Consideration may be given to candidates who are in the process of completing their vaccination regimen.

The Order allows for workers to be exempt from the vaccination requirements by providing the facility with a declination form signed by the individual stating either of the following: (1) the worker is declining vaccination based on Religious Beliefs; or (2) the worker is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to Qualifying Medical Reasons. Workers who are exempted from the vaccination requirements must observe all other infection control requirements, including face coverings and regular COVID testing at the frequency required by their work site.

A requirement of employment is to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Declination form (filled out by the candidate and their medical provider as appropriate), during the pre-employment process. Failure to submit the required documentation may render a candidate ineligible to move forward in the process.

Veterans 'Preference
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans 'preference. See the policy here:

Other Requirements:
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License will be required.

What's Next?
This recruitment is opened to all applicants. Applicants who are current employees of the Riverside University Health System may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.


Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

For questions regarding this recruitment:

Please contact DeNeen Culberson at with any questions regarding this recruitment.

MEDICAL/DENTAL INSURANCE: A Flexible Benefit Credit is provided on a monthly basis as governed by the Management Resolution or applicable bargaining unit. Vision coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP) at no cost to employee or eligible dependents.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.
  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.
  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months...... click apply for full job details

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