Human Resources will screen applications and supplemental questionnaires. Candidates possessing the strongest skills and experience for this position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further evaluation and to determine who will be invited to the formal interview process. The candidate hired will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.
ABOUT THE POSITION
This position is responsible for developing and implementing online content strategies in support of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority conservation, water resource planning, and environmental programs, and the Springs Preserve. Duties include, but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate will possess experience and skills developing online communications, including website content and social media technologies (E.g., social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, etc.); the ability to develop, write, and edit web content and social media posts; experience with content management software; and strong project management and communication skills. Experience with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and other online applications are desirable.
- Developing content and posts for LVVWD/SNWA websites and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and others.
- Performing as a liaison to Information Technology staff and working closely with LVVWD/SNWA organizations to ensure accuracy and prompt publishing.
- Representing the District as a primary contact for online communities; designing and executing marketing and outreach plans to these communities and representing the agency in a professional and courteous manner.
- Serving as a team expert on interactive, collaborative web and social media technologies, usage, and trends; recommending innovative ways to use these technologies to achieve business objectives; and leading cross-functional teams to implement web and social media communications initiatives.
- Developing and writing e-newsletters and e-blasts.
- Developing web and social media metrics, measuring performance, and creating reports.
- Taking photos and producing webcasts to be posted to the organization’s websites and social media accounts (familiarity with editing software a plus).
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public relations, communications or a closely related field; and at least four years of increasingly responsible professional experience involving the development and coordination of public information and public participation projects and activities, including the development of communications materials using personal computers and desktop publishing software; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Nevada driver's license and ability to maintain insurability under the District's Vehicle Insurance Policy may be required for some assignments.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, methods and practices applied in design and implementation of public relations, community affairs, public participation/involvement and advertising programs; methods and techniques of writing for advertising, marketing and public relations; principles and practices of sound business communication; project planning, budgeting and management methods and practices applicable to areas of assigned responsibility; District/Authority strategic and long-term planning goals and related public affairs, intergovernmental relations, community relations and business community issues and challenges; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; principles, methods and techniques of graphic design, layout and print production; desktop publishing applications in the preparation of print and graphic materials; advertising and public relations industry practices and trends.
ABILITY TO: Operate a computer using word processing, desktop publishing and other standard text and graphics software; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; apply writing style and techniques appropriate for differing business and journalistic/public relations purposes; create effective graphic designs and creative approaches for use in public information and outreach programs; edit written materials; design and execute effective public participation and community outreach communication plans; interpret information and situations, discern relevant issues and dynamics and make sound professional recommendations consistent with organization mission, Values and strategies and in accordance with applicable law, regulation and policy; establish and maintain highly effective relationships with District/Authority executives and managers, elected and appointed officials of other public agencies, business leaders and executives, representatives of community, professional and environmental organizations, the media and the public; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive issues and volatile situations; exercise sound judgment within established guidelines; maintain accurate files and records.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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