Jobs Jobs Jobs!

That was Hide and Seek Sidhu’s campaign mantra. And it seems as if his pals at the OCEA are serious about creating jobs, too. Here is an entry from craigslist a helpful Friend forwarded:

Communications Coordinator

Date: 2010-06-23,  9:07AM

The Orange County Employees Association was established in 1937 and represents many employees of the County of Orange and numerous cities and districts in Orange County.  We are looking for a person with creative and organized thinking, excellent multi-tasking skills, outgoing personality and a desire for a career in a people-oriented field.  This position requires an enthusiastic individual, self-motivated, who strives to get the job done right, exercises good judgment, pays attention to detail, and is always willing to learn something new.  We are located in Santa Ana and would prefer that the successful candidate live within 20 miles of our office.

Job Expectations:

Under limited supervision, provide a wide variety of moderately complex communication services, including but not limited to developing a quarterly magazine, updating website content, writing articles, and administering election campaigns. Required to have an in-depth knowledge of journalism principles and practices and English composition.

•    Must have some journalistic experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to write in a clear, concise, creative and expeditious manner.

•    In a very fast paced environment, have the ability to be well organized, creative, remember complex tasks and follow through daily, weekly, monthly, and annually.

•    Supervise and work closely with Communications Coordinator (Graphic Designer).

•    Serve as Senior Editor of the quarterly magazine; plan and produce each issue from beginning to end, including identifying articles, writing articles, and developing and working with others regarding ideas for magazine layout.  Work closely with printing company and post office.

•    Manage website content. Create content to be posted daily or weekly, ensure that the website is up-to-date. Recommend major changes to website design, direction and content to ensure it accurately represents and communicates information.

•    Must be able to work on multiple assignments simultaneously, use common sense and experience to prioritize work and budget time according to the importance of the project and the time available.  Assignments must often be completed under tight deadlines.

•    Develop and produce presentations, determine focus and format of presentations, research and develop editorial and graphic content, compile necessary materials.

•    Be highly skilled in the use of computers and the internet, with quick working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Website experience highly desired.

•    Establish schedules, strategies and communications methods for providing effective communications and marketing programs that promote OCEA’s goals.

•    Consistently follow through assignments to completion, honor deadlines, be detail-oriented and punctual at all times.  When needed, work afterhours to get the job done without being asked.

•    Be willing to assist others, and commit to placing team and organizational goals ahead of personal ambition.

•    Must be dependable and at work each day.

•    Must have a positive attitude.

•    Work directly with staff, when needed, to proof or write necessary written materials.

•    Responsible for the gathering, preparation and control of records for the Communications Division.

•    Take photographs of a wide variety of onsite and offsite meetings, activities and events.

•    May serve as member of a team on communications-related projects.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your resume with a cover letter that includes salary history, and samples of your writing to  We offer competitive salary with excellent benefits.  No phone calls please.

Compensation: Competitive salary, paid medical, 12 holidays, sick time, comp time, 401k matching, pension
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Hmm. I got to thinking about this, and a natural candidate came to mind. Aw, come on. You were thinking the same thing, right? Go ahead, admit it:

I can do that...

Of course they will not be paying anybody 200 simoleons an hour, but hey, in this downturn a job’s a job, right?

11 Replies to “Jobs Jobs Jobs!”

  1. And would this new employee have the same umbrella of protection from their employer as do the county employees? No. his employee will not be protected by a bargaining unit. They will be at-will employees, something all employees earning >$80,000+/- should be.

    This job bulletin is ironic. It demonstrates classic public employee union hypocrisy.

  2. Actually, I immediately thought of artist/editor sharon kennedy, but then I quickly ruled her out due to the fact that she has no journalistic experience and requires her dad’s old fogies to correct her spelling and syntax errors and do her research on topics.

  3. What? You guys did not think of me ? haha..
    I am wondering how many times an employment ad has to say ..must be at work every day…to be effective?
    I could re-write that ad in 2 paragraphs or less.. couldn’t you?

  4. When needed, work afterhours to get the job done without being asked.

    Sorry boss, time and half or it’s not happening.

  5. I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the rain.
    And my head I’d be scratchin’ while
    my thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If I only had a brain.
    I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le,
    In trouble or in pain.
    With the thoughts you’ll be thinkin’
    you could be another Lincoln
    If you only had a brain.
    Oh, I could tell you why The ocean’s near the shore.
    I could think of things I never thunk before.
    And then I’d sit, and think some more.
    I would not be just a nothin’ my head all full of stuffin’
    My heart all full of pain.
    I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
    If I only had a brain.

  6. Once again the FFFF providing valuable community service to the un(der) employed.

    You guys are the gifts that keep on giving!

  7. “Under limited supervision, provide a wide variety of moderately complex communication services,”

    Limited supervision describes the Children and Families Commission to a T.

  8. “Work directly with staff, when needed, to proof or write necessary written materials.”, in other words “Bullhorn” needs a blowhard wordsmith to write for him.

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