Public Affairs Representative I
San Diego County Water Authority - San Diego, CA

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The Water Authority is currently seeking candidates for the position of Public Affairs Representative I with an emphasis on community relations. Specifically, this position will support the Water Authority's community outreach program and provide writing support to staff on fact sheets, board memos, newsletters, news releases, website, and various social media channels. Under general direction, this position coordinates the distribution, schedule and content of e-newsletters, attends meetings on behalf of the Water Authority and provides updates via oral report or PowerPoint presentation, and prepares and edits PowerPoint presentations. Finally, this position plans and coordinates large-scale community events and provides staffing support at events coordinated by other organizations.

The Position:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed in the "Community Relations" Public Affairs Representative job family. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class. Areas of responsibility within this area of the Public Affairs Representative job family include:

Community Relations : Serve as liaison/spokesperson with business, industry and community leaders and organizations, and manage written and oral communications between them and Water Authority representatives; make written, oral and PowerPoint reports to the board of directors and other audiences; and support other Public Affairs positions, as appropriate.

Qualification Guidelines:

The qualification guidelines generally describe the knowledge and ability required to enter the job in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, public administration or a closely related field. Requires at least two years of progressively responsible professional experience in the public affairs specialty areas of government, community relations and CIP outreach, media relations, website management, and graphic services similar to those administered by the Water Authority.

Application Procedure:

Please click on the following link to access the complete class specification: Public Affairs Representative I .

To be considered for this position, please submit an employment application and supplemental questionnaire. The first application review will be on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application and supplemental questionnaire.

Please consider applying early if you are new to the GovernmentJobs.Com application system to ensure timely and successful navigation. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Tamaryn Boston, Senior Human Resources Analyst, at (858) 522-6667. For technical assistance with the application system, please contact GovernmentJobs.Com at (877) 204-4442.

All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be evaluated in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. The selection process may consist of an oral board interview, skills assessment, and/or other appropriate screening devices.

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The San Diego County Water Authority is a public agency serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water from the Colorado...