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Company: City of Lawrence Kansas
The position will lead, manage and facilitate work in the areas of communications, community relations and customer serve and community engagement. The Director will serve as the City’s Public Information Officer and as an advocate of the City’s story and brand, overseeing communications, marketing, community/media relations as well as perform complex administrative, leadership, and professional work in developing and leading the City’s comprehensive strategic communications plan. Activities include developing and deploying multimedia communications strategies to effectively share information with multiple stakeholders and audiences regarding the City’s policies, services and plans. Additionally, this position will develop and lead a comprehensive strategy to improve customer service working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders while supporting the City’s Strategic Plan commitment to community engagement, to ensure those activities have appropriate support and resources to be successful while working with all City departments, media outlets, other governmental agencies, business & nonprofit entities and the community to cooperatively provide effective and innovative communications activities by utilizing best practices in the strategic communications field.
The position serves as part of the City’s Executive Team. As such, the Director will serve as a thought partner and leader, collaborating with City departments to drive effective communications on behalf of the City. The Director will advance the City’s strategic plan with effective communications strategies for each Outcome and Commitment area.
The Director will provide coordination and leadership between the communications and marketing team across City departments and will also serve as a city liaison to other boards and commissions as assigned.
The City Auditor’s Office is seeking a mission-driven, versatile communication professional to expand its accountability and transparency work with historically underserved Portlanders by coordinating and conducting outreach and engagement, overseeing publication design, and advancing the online reach of the Auditor’s Office.
As the sixth elected official in the City of Portland, the Auditor is independent of City Council and accountable only to the public. The Auditor’s Office promotes open and accountable government by providing impartial reviews and investigations, access to public information, and services for City government and the public. It employs 38 staff members working in four divisions.
The Communication and Outreach Coordinator III was created to help reach three goals: 1) improve awareness through meaningful engagement among historically underserved communities of the information resources and free services the Auditor’s Office provides to the public, 2) develop reciprocal relationships with organizations to learn what their constituent communities think about City services and programs and use that information to make our audit and analytical work more meaningful to them, and 3) manage an effective communications program that supports internal clients, maintains timely and effective communication with external clients, and promotes broader awareness of the Auditor’s Office and its services.
The position is located in the Auditor’s executive office and works closely with the City Auditor, Chief Deputy Auditor and all division managers. It is responsible for overseeing the implementation of an existing strategic communication plan, Auditor’s Office Racial Equity Plan, and Business Operations’ racial equity plan, coordinating public engagement activities officewide, supervising staff responsible for internal communications systems and processes, publication design, web presence, and public records requests; and developing and implementing a social media strategy, evaluating consultant proposals and administering and overseeing management of consultant contracts.
Successful candidates will have:
Candidates must have at a minimum any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:
Applicants must submit their resume, cover letter, and writing exercise through the City of Portland's online application system no later than 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Emailed, mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Your application materials should not exceed a total of five pages. Please do not include materials not requested.
Recruitment Timeline (subject to change)
Application period: March 27 - April 17, 2023
Applications reviewed: Week of April April 20th
First interviews: April 24 – 26, 2023
Second interviews: May 1- 3, 2023
Job offer: May 22, 2023
Salary range/Pay equity: Per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law, individual salaries are determined based on the experience and education listed in a candidate’s resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure an offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
Language pay differential: Auditor’s Office employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive additional compensation if they qualify and use their language skills to assist the community.
Employee benefits: The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. Find more information on the City of Portland's benefits here: Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.
Civil Service: This position is in the Classified Service and subject to Civil Service provisions. It also is subject to the Human Resources Administrative Rules for the Auditor’s Office, City Charter, and Code.
Work status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Work location: The position is based in City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. The Auditor’s Office is currently operating in a hybrid schedule of in-person and remote work.
Veteran’s preference: If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile (if applicable), as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
Equal employment opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Disability, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s) and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, contact Administrative Specialist Andrew Bryans at Andrew.Bryans@portlandoregon.gov.
Vaccination requirement: You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
Technical assistance: If you have questions about how to apply or require any assistance in submitting your application, please contact Administrative Specialist Andrew Bryans at Andrew.Bryans@portlandoregon.gov.
For more information about the Auditor’s Office: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/
The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Cap-and-Invest Market Monitor (Financial Examiner 4) (In-Training) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
As a Senior Cap-and-Invest Market Monitor, you will play a critical role supporting the successful long-term performance of Washington’s cap-and-invest program by helping ensure that our market stays transparent and free of fraud through monitoring of auctions and trading in allowance and other related markets. With your finance and/or econometric skillset, you’ll assess the market’s health with an eye towards Washington’s statutory commitments to decarbonization, and provide input for policy discussions on an ad-hoc basis. Working with Ecology’s Attorney(s) General, you’ll also investigate potential rule violations and support follow up enforcement actions if needed to maintain the market’s integrity.
Through your collaboration with Ecology staff, State agencies, and other cap-and-invest jurisdictions, you’ll cultivate a deep understanding of the nexus between emissions allowance, energy, and financial markets. You’ll become a subject matter expert on cap-and-invest market behavior and serve as a resource to the rest of the CCA (Climate Commitment Act) Implementation Group as we work together to develop, implement, and maintain this powerful emissions-reduction program.
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington. The Air Quality Program’s vision is clean, healthy air and climate for all of Washington.
Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Financial Examiner (FE) field and achieve the goal class of an FE4. Candidates will be considered at the FE3 and FE4 levels, depending on their qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.
Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible to tele-work up to three days per week. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on April 24, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before April 23, 2023. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.
Please Note: We will review all applications received before the date above. Additional reviews after this date typically only occur if we have a small applicant pool, or if a successful Hire was not made.
SALARY: $73,260.00 - $108,804.00 Annually
If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow this link: Climate Change: Senior Cap-and-Invest Market Monitor (Financial Examiner 4) (In-Training)
Company: EnviroIssues (Seattle, WA)
Our EnviroIssues team is passionate about supporting communities in having a voice and opportunity to influence the issues impacting their everyday life. As a consulting firm, we work with a wide variety of clients, mainly in the public sector, on community engagement and outreach to bring people’s voices into a variety of projects – whether that’s addressing wastewater discharge into Puget Sound, large infrastructure projects in Seattle, replacing a bridge in Portland, or helping communities plan how they grow. While our largest area of work is transportation and transit, we also work in water utilities, land use, natural resources, climate, cleanup, energy, and other sectors that impact people in our communities.
We believe Black Lives Matter and are committed to a journey toward being a human-centered and antiracist workplace. We have a long way to go to address our structural and institutional racism and come together as a community for mutual support and respect.
The ideal candidate will see themselves in this antiracism journey and bring a passion to outreach, community engagement, or the types of projects we do including transit, transportation, water, environmental cleanup, natural resources, facilitation, planning, design, and construction.
As a Community Engagement Project Manager, you are passionate and find joy in community engagement. You care about developing strategies and processes to gather community feedback on the projects we work on. You understand what’s needed to do meaningful community engagement and value all aspects of the work from developing strategy to entering community feedback into databases.
As a consultant, you will work with clients to meet expectations, offer strategic advice on community engagement activities. In this role, you will be an advocate for the community engagement process rather than a specific project outcome. You will have the opportunity to work on fast-paced, collaborative, and impactful projects to develop and implement equity-oriented community engagement and public involvement strategies for a variety of public and private clients and audiences.
In this role, you are the day-to-day project manager or deputy project manager for a variety of projects ranging from transportation, natural resources, research, and infrastructure improvement. In this role, you will:
Conditions of employment
Closing date: April 14, 2023
Link to source: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=26ead786-79a4-4ba6-a947-999f9c1bc410&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=457299&lang=en_US
Company: Texas Department of Transportation
Exciting opportunity for a communications, journalism or public relations/public affairs professional in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. If you are passionate about working with and for the public, this position is for you! Our work directly impacts the public we serve. You'll experience team projects, challenging individual assignments and be exposed to a wide variety of TxDOT roles, responsibilities and career options. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is a strategic, out-of-the-box thinker, someone with considerable public engagement experience - both in-person and virtual, an excellent writer and a team player. Join us and be part of “going above and beyond” in public involvement. Among the advantages of working at TxDOT, the agency can offer work-life balance, stability, and the opportunity to work independently and address diverse challenges. To check out our brand new Stassney Headquarters here in Austin, we welcome you to watch the following video:
Stassney Campus: https://youtu.be/u42vEZacDgA
Performs high-level, professional and administrative work including developing and implementing complex public involvement and community outreach programs. Provides leadership and assistance in public involvement and communication efforts for transportation projects. Coordinates public involvement activities to comply with regulations and to achieve strategic objectives. Work requires contact with departmental managers, high-level executives, governmental officials, private entities, and the public. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.
The Water Resources (WR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Operations Unit Supervisor (Environmental Planner 5) position. This position can be located in any one of the following offices:
Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
Central Region Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.
Eastern Region Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.
Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
Please Note: If the final location of this position is determined to be in our Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. there will be an additional 5% pay increase due to its location in King County. In this instance the salary range will be $6,573 - $8,842 per month.
In this newly established position, you will supervise a statewide operations and technical unit that supports several core business areas within the Water Resources Program, including water resources permitting, data management, compliance and enforcement, and technical analysis. You will work with a team to build and sustain statewide consistency, establish standard operating procedures to support core regulatory work, and provide technical service delivery to the program on projects of statewide significance. You will also manage priority operations-related process improvement projects, facilitate and lead statewide business teams, and help set the strategic direction for these teams and their work plans. You will be the program lead on Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act implementation and integration of environmental justice into core program work, and you will coordinate closely with the Office of Equity and Environmental Justice as new agency-level guidance becomes available.
Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land, and water for the benefit of current and future generations.
Program Mission: The mission of the Water Resources Program is to is to support sustainable water resources management to meet the present and future water needs of people and the natural environment, in partnership with Washington communities.
Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to an 80% tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and is subject to change.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on March 31, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before March 30, 2023. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.
SALARY: $75,120.00 - $101,052.00 Annually
If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow this link: Operations Unit Supervisor (Environmental Planner 5)
The City of Elgin (est. pop. 115,000) is seeking a seasoned, visionary leader to establish a transformative department at the forefront of local governmental communications.
The ideal candidate will be cognizant of the current state of local journalism, social media and communications in the local governmental industry and be wholly committed to being a leader in establishing a new communications paradigm within the industry. The city’s Director of Communications and Engagement will work well in a team-centered environment focusing on collaboration, communication, and results.
The Director of Communications and Engagement will be creating a new department and should have experience in managing and developing a team. The Director should have experience in managing a group of staff, encouraging feedback from the department team and providing direction as the expert in the room communications decisions. The Director will join the executive leadership team to assist in the decision making, policy analysis and other projects for the city and will readily engage with the community to build positive relationships and attain higher understanding of the city’s stakeholders to produce the most thoughtful reporting on the uniqueness of Elgin’s diverse community.
A methodical, analytic thinker who continuously seeks and finds innovative and effective ways to share messaging and communication decisions is required. The Director of Communications and Engagement will bring competence in public speaking, crisis management, and exceptional oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated understanding of the different audiences for each medium and the way to best craft messages for each.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of professional experience is required, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Elgin offers a market competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary range between $121,968 and $163,449 depending on experience and qualifications. Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bakertilly/jobs/3698072/director-of-communications-and-engagement-elgin-illinois. For more information about this outstanding career opportunity contact Patty Heminover at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (651) 968-7841. EOE
Company: Peak Sustainability Group
Job Summary: We are seeking a Facilitation and Engagement Specialist to join our team of consultants. This position will provide facilitation and community engagement services as well as other support on projects ranging in topic from multi-interest watershed planning and management to climate mitigation and adaptation to land use prioritization and planning.
Closing Date: February 23, 2023, 5 PM
Join the Stepherson & Associates Communications team as a Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator and play a crucial role in supporting the planning, design, and construction of transportation, water, land use, and energy projects. In this role, you'll work with project teams to plan and implement public engagement processes, develop materials to communicate with the public, and plan events to connect with people and advance projects that benefit the community. One to two years of experience supporting communications, community outreach, public relations, or a related discipline is required. We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply.
Support implementation of engagement plans and outreach activities:
Organizational values: At S&A, we are expressly committed to equity and social justice, and as a team are centering equity through our work and our individual actions. We believe in supporting our staff in their personal and professional growth, providing new opportunities, building relationships, giving back and having fun! To support our staff in their personal and professional growth, all staff attend equity workshops, led by a professional facilitator who supports our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey.
Workplace culture: S&A is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment that protects our employees, their families, and the broader community from COVID-19. All S&A staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We are a hybrid workplace and work with employees to establish a schedule that works best for them and our teams. Most staff come into the office at least once per week. Staff managers work with employees to help to take full advantage of learning opportunities found through onsite collaboration and connection with colleagues and other project staff.
Salary and benefits: S&A offers a salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits. The salary range for this position is $54k-$70k annually. Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; paid holidays; bonuses; health coverage (medical, dental, vision); disability; parental leave; 401(k) with company match; transit pass; and free use of on-site fitness center.
EEO: We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply. S&A is an equal-opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. We welcome work samples that demonstrate your strong communication skills.
Looking to make a difference in your community? Join the Stepherson & Associates Communications team as an Engagement Project Manager and play a crucial role in supporting the planning, design, and construction of transportation, water, land use, and energy projects. S&A seeks a Project Manager with at least five (5) years of experience designing and implementing public involvement programs on transportation, water, land use, environmental and/or energy projects. We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply.
Organizational values: At S&A, we are expressly committed to equity and social justice, and as a team are centering equity through our work and our individual actions. We believe in supporting our staff in their personal and professional growth, providing new opportunities, building relationships, giving back, and having fun! To support our staff in their personal and professional growth, all staff attend equity workshops, led by a professional facilitator who supports our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey.
Salary and benefits: S&A offers a salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits. The salary range for this position is $75k-$100k. Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; paid holidays; bonuses; health coverage (medical, dental, vision); disability; parental leave; 401(k) with company match; transit pass; and free use of on-site fitness center.
To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome work samples that demonstrate your strong project management and communications skills.
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