Summary of Professional Qualifications:
• Strong Writing, Proofreading, and Editing Skills
• Excellent Oral and Written Communication and Presentation Skills
• Exceptional Research and Data Collection Abilities
• Technology-savvy and Able to Learn New Technology Quickly
• Accustomed to Interacting with Media, Government Officials, Business Leaders, and Citizens
• Great Organizational, Multi-tasking, and Time Management Skills
• Knowledge of Interviewing, plus Script and Speech Writing
• Outstanding Desktop Publishing Skills using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
Clermont County Office of Public Information, January 2007 – present
Communications Assistant, Batavia, Ohio
As Communications Assistant, my main job function is to assist the Communications Director with all public relations, marketing, and communications for county government. Responsibilities include regular use of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office for desktop publishing, preparing presentations, and word processing. Independently research, write, proofread, edit, and distribute news releases, citizen and employee newsletters, brochures, flyers, annual report, and other county marketing materials. Provide content for and regularly update the county web portal, the Office of Public Information website, Facebook, YouTube, and the cable station bulletin board. Organize and publicize county events, such as town meetings and dog licensing promotion. Other responsibilities include preparation and implementation of the department budget and payroll, conducting annual office inventory, and troubleshoot cable station equipment and telephone messaging system malfunctions. Work closely with the media, coordinate the Clermont Today program and training videos, and assist citizens with obtaining the county services they need. Participate in emergency training exercises, and act as Public Information Officer during actual county emergencies.
Adams County/Ohio Valley Local Schools, February 2005 – January 2007
Substitute Teacher, West Union, Ohio
Substitute taught in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms throughout the district. Responsibilities included developing and presenting lesson plans and activities for all age groups, and implementing lesson plans from the regular classroom teacher.
Miller Home Group Home, September 1994 – January 2007
Case Manager, Williamsburg, Ohio
Responsibilities included case management for adults with developmental disabilities through developing service plans, completing required paperwork on the behalf of individuals for the VA, SSA, DJFS and other social service agencies, maintaining client and personnel files, maintaining computer data base of each individuals’ required services, planning leisure and educational activities for clients, scheduling and supervising staff, and preparing budgets for clients. Conducted job interviews and all new hire paperwork.
Unites States Navy, June 1989 – March 1993
Radioman, Third Class
Responsibilities included writing, proofreading, and distributing classified and top secret message traffic, setting up and troubleshooting radio circuits, telecommunications systems, and computer work stations. Honorably discharged; received Overseas Service ribbon, Battle E ribbon, and National Defense Medal.
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio, Graduated December 2004
B.A. in Social Sciences with grade 7 – 12 Teaching Certification
Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, Ohio (general education courses)
West Union High School, West Union, Ohio
References and work samples available upon request