Public Relations Specialist

Emergency Appt

Hourly Salary

$26.32 - $38.48

contact information

Firuza Karwa

job description

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) is seeking to fill a Public Relations Specialist position for its Government and Community Relations Section through an Emergency Appointment.

An Emergency Appointment is a temporary appointment to a position that is valid until a regular appointment can be made, which is after an examination has been administered for that job classification and an eligible list has been established.

Public Relations Specialist Summary:

The Public Relations Specialist will be an integral part of the Communications Team, and work to promote information about the Department, development in the City, and help create reports for elected offices, the media, and City residents.  The Public Relations Specialist will also draft internal communications and work with various bureau representatives to ensure accurate dissemination of information. Candidates must have experience in digital content creation, such as Canva and Visme, and be able to utilize social media tools. The ideal candidate should be a problem solver and be able to recommend specific communication strategies to respond to inquiries from internal and external parties and agencies. 

Candidates for this Emergency Appointment must meet the minimum bulletin requirements for the Public Relations Specialist position which is: 

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university including completion of 24 semester or 36 quarter units in public relations, journalism, or communications. Each year of full-time paid professional experience in the fields of journalism, public relations, or media relations may be substituted for 12 semester or 18 quarter units of the required coursework.


  1. Some positions require a valid California driver’s license.  Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).
  2. For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at:

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit a current resume and city application to using subject line - LADBS PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT. The announcement is open till sufficient resumes are received.

Candidates who are considered will be contacted at a later date and scheduled for an interview. 

Please contact Firuza Karwa at (213) 482-6913 or (213) 482-6722 if you have any questions regarding this matter