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19 Jun
Public Outreach Specialist

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GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB Benefits Supplemental Questions

Supports the education and outreach activities of the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program (CBEP).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Plans, organizes and implements creative programs and projects that engage and educate partners and/or the public in improving the environmental quality of the estuary.

Assists the Director in securing sustainable funding for the program, forecasting and preparing CBEP budgets; monitors budget for adherence to established goals and objectives.

Develops and implements the stakeholder and public outreach strategy and activities for the CBEP to include social media, online and in-person interactions with stakeholders, media, program officials and government agencies.

Outlines the strategic messaging opportunities and goals for the CBEP operations.

Works with Director, Policy Board, and key committee stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive and cohesive Strategic Communications Policy and Plan for public outreach.

Uses federal and state (Florida and Alabama) guidelines to develop policy framework for public and working level communications.

Conducts and coordinates public outreach and education functions for the CBEP (i.e., public events, fundraisers, liaison between program officials and the media, conferences, workshops and speaking engagements).

Communicates with various stakeholders, contractors and other external parties to schedule and coordinate special projects, outreach activities, workgroup meetings or to resolve potential issues.

Develops and distributes fact sheets, info-graphics, press releases, public notices, newsletters, meeting agendas, visual presentations and other forms of communication.

Collects data, develops, maintains, reviews and presents various reports, visual presentations, files and calendars.

Develops and maintains database with contact information; maintains key relationships and works closely with media, stakeholders, staff and counterpart agencies.

Performs administrative functions as required; prepares correspondence, press releases, executive summaries, meeting minutes and other written materials on behalf of the Executive Director; ensures accuracy and quality of work.

Maintains website standards (i.e. design, content, layout, appropriateness, typography and appearance).

Photographs events for CBEP publications.

Engages stakeholders and the public through Social Media; manages a CBEP Facebook page and twitter account, as well as interfaces with outreach specialists of counterpart programs to share information.

Maintains membership in relevant professional associations.

Attends conferences, webinars, workshops, formal meetings, public events or seminars.

Coordinates activity and cost accounting tracking processes and procedures with Office of Management and Budget.

Writes comments/speeches; creates and makes presentations for the CBEP, to the Management Conference, CBEP Committees, as well as to regional organizations and elected bodies. .

Represents the CBEP in meetings and conferences with private organizations, government entities, counterpart agencies and committees.

Responds to inquiries and concerns of the public, stakeholders, organizations and agencies.

Ensures uniform application of the guidelines provided in the RESTORE Act, federal rules, community needs, desires and other relevant factors, including the best available science for natural resource protection or restoration projects or activities.

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Administration, or closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience in public engagement or public relations; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Public relations experience with a state or local government is preferred. Must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Requires a minimum typing speed of 35 wpm. Experience using Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer is preferred. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. Basic knowledge of HTML coding and Hootsuite is preferred. Must be computer literate. Requires a valid driver license.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Physical Requirements: Must be able to travel using various modes of transportation; including public transportation and air travel. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computer, office equipment, telephone, etc. Must be able to exert 50 to 75 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work. Requires full range of body motion, to include bending at the waist, using lower extremities and using back muscles. Requires prolonged periods of sitting and standing.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of documentation, analysis information, display components and equipment utilized.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments and/or directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of technical data, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc. in moderately complex terminology. Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, diction and punctuation. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English. Requires the ability to communicate with a broad array of individuals from various professional backgrounds. Must be able to articulate information to others.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagrammatic form; to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Requires the application of principles of influence systems and synthesis functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, the public and supervisors.

Numerical Aptitude: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; compute discount, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; perform statistical calculations.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in operating modern office equipment and machinery.

Manual Dexterity: Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of colors.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate levels of stress, imposed by frequent deadlines, peak workloads or public contact. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.

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