|Public Affairs Specialist|
|Organization: Orange County Sanitation District|
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is currently seeking a Public Affairs Specialist.
Under direct supervision, the Public Affairs Specialist performs a variety of routine to complex professional duties in the development, implementation, and coordination of public relations and community outreach activities within the Public Affairs Division. Reporting to the Assistant General Manager, and working in conjunction with the Senior Public Affairs Specialist and division staff, the person in this position will provide creative input and technical writing for newsletters, brochures, presentations, information posters, and applications for industry awards; and produces materials under established time and budget constraints. The Public Affairs Specialist will participate in a variety of special events for employees and the public; assist with tours of the Sanitation District; develop outreach materials for community groups, businesses, and government agencies; provide public information support for various Sanitation District’s programs; and work collaboratively with elected officials, executives, managers, supervisors, and employees on a variety of communication platforms including internet, intranet, and traditional public relations tools such as press releases, fact sheets, and other collateral materials. Other responsibilities include responding to questions and inquiries from the public and media regarding the Sanitation District’s operations and activities; working with staff across the organization to translate technical information into laymen terms, clarify information and develop accurate facts for projects and assignments; assisting in the preparation of the divisional budget and monitoring expenditures; participating in special research assignments; and other related duties as required.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in communications, public relations, marketing, or a related field; and one (1) year of related experience performing public relations functions or coordinating community outreach activities. The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of the methods and techniques used in public relations, media relations, and community outreach; excellent writing skills including proper use of grammar, spelling and punctuation; the ability to handle and resolve public complaints and concerns; and effectively represent the Sanitation District while interfacing with governmental agencies, community groups, and the general public. Computer proficiency is required, including familiarity with MS Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Additional requirements for this position include proven ability to produce accurate, organized, detailed, and timely work in a fast paced environment; knowledge of the methods and techniques used in developing communications for internal and external audiences; the ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain good working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Desired qualifications include having a working knowledge of intranet and internet technology, including web development.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Friday, September 20, 2013, 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Apply online at: www.ocsd.com/jobs
Hiring Salary Range*: $70,096 - $77,292/Year.
*starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.
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Marketing / Public Relations|
Public Information & Intergovernmental Affairs
10844 Ellis Ave|
City: Fountain Valley
Country: UNITED STATES
$70,096.00 to $77,292.00 Annually
Negotiable / DOQ
|Apply By Date:|
|Friday, September 20, 2013, 5:00 P.M.|