Public Information Specialist

  • Contra Costa Water District
  • Concord, California
  • Oct 04, 2017
Full Time Public Information and Intergovernmental Affairs Non-Management
  • Salary Top: $7,827.73 - $9,514.27
  • Apply By: Oct 24, 2017


Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development.  Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, deferred compensation plans, a retirement pension plan, vacation & holiday pay, plus a great working environment.

The salary for this position, as represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, is scheduled to receive a Cost of Living Adjustment of at least 3% effective November 6, 2017.

Job Description

Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) has an exciting opportunity for a Public Information Specialist at our Concord, CA office. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated to perform a variety of professional public information duties, including preparing press releases and publications, conducting community information and educational programs, contracting and overseeing the activities of services providers, developing content for and managing District websites, preparing various internal District communications, and preparing or assisting in preparation of graphic products to be used as part of public information services.  Receives direction from supervisory or management staff.  Exercises technical and functional supervision over clerical staff, other District staff, contract service providers, and volunteers as appropriate.

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

To be considered for this position you MUST apply online at no later than October 24, 2017 by 5:00pm.

All candidates will be notified of their status via email by no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

The TENTATIVE Oral Panel Interview date is Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Job Requirements

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of professional public information experience including responsibility for media relations and publication preparation.  Graphics and desk-top publishing experience, including public service experience, are desirable.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license. 

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