Public Information Specialist

  • by Mojave Water Agency
  • May 9, 2018

Job Location: Apple Valley, CA
Application Deadline: 05/30/2018
How to Apply: Completed Agency application and resume are required. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. This position will remain open until filled. Additional information and Agency application can be obtained from the Agency’s website at: www.mojavewater.org.

If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an Agency application to:

Mojave Water Agency
Attn: Monica Warren
13846 Conference Center Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92307
760-946-7000
Email: mwarren@mojavewater.org


COMPENSATION

The Public Information Specialist is a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $58,320 – $81,648; paid bi-weekly

THE POSITION

The ideal candidate will perform a variety of public information and public outreach duties including writing, graphic design, special event coordination, public speaking, photography, social media, and marketing activities; and performs related duties as assigned.

Some examples of essential job functions include:
Performs technical and administrative duties in support of public information and outreach duties including responding to public inquiries, developing and disseminating press releases, and media alerts; assists with Agency branding strategies and deployment; and monitors and reports Agency messaging and social media sites. Designs and disseminates Agency communications, which includes e-newsletter, design flyers, invitations to Agency events, and awards and presentation materials; edits current and develops new Agency FACT Sheets. Serves as the lead on the Agency website coordinating with key personnel in various departments to maintain fresh, accurate information; maintains the Agency’s website homepage and the Public Outreach sections; creates and post content to the Agency Facebook site, twitter and the Agency digital kiosk. Develops and executes simple to complex special events including Agency tours of facilities, the annual High Desert Water Summit, and coordinates and develops and books speaking engagements on behalf of the Agency. Performs concept development, event budget development, logistics, and invitations. Writes press releases and articles, public service announcements, proofreads editorial and website content and monitors local, state, and national news for articles on Agency and water. Develops and maintains a media archive for all press releases, articles, photos, and videos. Monitors and responds in a timely manner to requests received from the public and Agency staff; researches, compiles, and summarizes a variety of informational materials and ensures completeness of returned records. Organizes and maintains Public Outreach master files. Serves as the lead coordinator for the High Desert PR Coalition; serves as the Agency representative for various events and activities including schools, service clubs, and conservation related functions. Compiles materials for and attends the Legal, Legislative, and Public Information Committee meetings as directed; records and transcribes minutes for these meetings. May perform complex administrative support functions for executive staff, as directed. Provides assistance to co-workers as well as professional staff. Performs related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Some examples of knowledge and abilities are:
General public information and public relations programs and strategies. General illustration methods and techniques. General graphic design principles, including typography, color, and layout composition. Sourcing social media outlets for public information and public outreach programs. Standard media practices. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations pertinent to public information and public outreach programs. Perform technical public information and public outreach duties. Develop flyers, brochures, and advertisements from concept through final graphic design. Compose technical reports, summaries, and written material. Independently organize work, set priorities, Schedule and coordinate projects, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of business including other employees, managers and executives, vendors, consultants, contractors, and the public.

For the entire list of the essential job functions, knowledge & abilities, and licenses/certifications, please see the job description on the Agency website at: www.mojavewater.org.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will possess:
Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field; and one (1) year of experience in public relations/marketing, preferably with a public agency.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Valid California Class C Driver’s License, and current automobile insurance.