FASTRACKS PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST
RTD - Denver, CO

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Department:
Communications

Division:
FasTracks Public Information

Location:
Civic Center

Status:
Exempt

Reports To:
Manager, FasTracks Public Information

Supervises:
None

Brief Description

This position serves as a public information liaison and communication link between the FasTracks Public Information Team and the project teams; defines strategies and plans for project communications, addresses and resolves project issues; and leads various public information efforts associated with implementing the FasTracks Public Information Program.

Detailed Description

ESSENTIAL:

Serves as corridor public information liaison on one or more transit projects. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with corridor elected officials, business/community leaders and the media. Coordinates and delivers FasTracks presentations as needed.

Evaluates project contractor public information plans to ensure that public information/community outreach efforts are in compliance with RTD requirements. Develops communication strategies and activities as part of the annual and quarterly public information planning processes.

Leads development of program and project-level collateral materials and translates complex concepts and data into understandable communication materials. Develops scopes of work and internal cost estimates and directs work of vendors in production of materials and communication efforts.

Leads overall maintenance of FasTracks website and develops processes for improving navigation and presentation of content. Maintains web content of assigned corridor project(s). Manages internal web-based issues and public comment tracking system including follow through to RTD customers; and maintains data and responses for assigned corridor project(s).

Conceptualizes themes and ideas for implementing corridor special events and public education campaigns, and initiates planning and coordination for public meetings and special events.

OTHER:

All job-related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field.

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public relations, public outreach, media relations, communications, public affairs, intergovernmental relations, or a related field with a public agency or private company.

A minimum of five years of experience developing communications strategies and plans, and writing copy for articles, news releases, collateral materials and public information campaigns.

A minimum of five years of experience developing relationships with elected officials, community stakeholders and the media.

Strong public speaking and presentation skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of event planning to include sites and facilities selection, budget management, event logistics, scheduling techniques, publicity, city and county codes, regulations, permits, etc.

Knowledge of website management, web-based issues and comment tracking databases.

Ability to use sound judgment and maintain confidentiality.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.

OR:

An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

COMMUNICATION (D): good written and verbal communication, organized thought processes, polite and respectful of others, adapts presentations to the audience

ANALYSIS/PROBLEM SOLVING: thoroughly thinks out and evaluates alternatives, innovative problem resolution, pro-active approach, initiative to resolve problems

WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT (D): works with little direction and supervision, timely completion of projects, makes time for unplanned assignments, adapts to changing priorities

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: perceived fairness; tolerance; honesty; consistent in application of policies and procedures.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:

ANALYSIS: evaluates different alternatives and selects or recommends the one that best meets the business and professional need of the situation without regard for personal biases

COMPLEX COMMUNICATION: sequences concepts logically; clarifies complex information; gains understanding of complex material; explains in a manner that makes technical information understandable to non-technical individuals

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION SKILLS: engages an audience, creates interest and excitement while taking the complex and making it simple for effective understanding and learning of the information and message

Additional Details

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Complete and mail to:
Regional Transportation District
Attn: Human Resources
1600 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

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(pre-employment drug screen conducted)
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Minimum Salary

45400

Maximum Salary

75700

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

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