EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Valley Metro RPTA Public Information Specialist
Valley Metro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.CLOSING DATE: 05/03/19 06:00 PM
The Public Information Specialist is the first level in a two level Communications series. Position is responsible for media relations including spokesperson duties and responses to media; writing, editing and producing public relations materials; managing and creating content for social media; posting information on the website; special event planning and community relations support; researching agency information for media and public requests. Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in development of public relations stories. Strong writing, editing and proofing skills are required for developing copy for various collateral pieces including newsletters, brochures and rider alerts. Must be strong in prioritization and managing simultaneous tasks. The Public Information Specialist shall contribute to team efforts and represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, or a related field and two years of related communications or public relations experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed above.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
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