Position is responsible for the development and communication of a wide variety of public information and media relations programs, services, and activities designed to keep the public informed of the Department of Public Work’s (DPW), and Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) programs, projects, and accomplishments. Provides excellent customer service and assistance to citizens related to projects, services, and information. Working with technical staff, serves as the initial contact person for various projects, services, and operations; and responds to a variety of requests.
Bachelor’s degree with more than seven years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the communications, communications strategy, community relations, constituent relations, and planning; additional experience with engineering and construction projects in Massachusetts is ideal; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of media/public relations, marketing and communications. Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services, including methods to set and meet quality standards for customer satisfaction. Knowledge of the processes and equipment used in the design and preparation of multimedia graphics, brochures and other visual aids. Knowledge of web development, and of social media platforms. Knowledge of advertising and publicity techniques. General knowledge of Massachusetts procurement laws, contract administration, and project management. Working knowledge of computer applications related to communication and public relations functions.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external team members and constituents. Ability to understand and interpret large scale, complex technical projects for the general public. Ability to effectively tailor technical and other messages appropriately to a variety of audiences. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to prepare and administer grants. Demonstrated ability to meet and deal appropriately and effectively with a large variety of people. Demonstrated ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates; and to evaluate their performance. Ability to work in a close-knit, team environment.
Very strong communication and presentation skills; and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading. Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people, and team members at various levels of town government and the public. Proficiency in the use of computers including word processing, spreadsheets, database, and PowerPoint. Team oriented attitude.
$1,864.31 weekly, plus benefits
Apply: www.townofbarnstable.us under Employment
Deadline: Aug. 16