Richard Beeland, spokesman for Mayor Ron Littlefield, has taken a position as deputy administrator for personnel for the city.
Mr. Beeland said he is still doing his media relations duties, "while helping out in personnel."
He said, "After Donna Kelley retired and Susan DuBose took her place, Susan called me and asked me to help out. I was glad to do so."
Mr. Beeland said it was believed to be better to name someone from within the city rather than to bring in someone from the outside to the deputy position who might not be retained in the new administration that starts in April and be there for only a short time.
He said, "I am well aware that this is a position that is subject to the new administration, and that's not a problem if they want to go in a different direction."
The pay level for Mr. Beeland's new post is $73,000.
He was at $62,000 as media relations coordinator.
He said the appointment for the new job came from Ms. DuBose.