2021-06-08 2021-06-30

Public Information Officer

Mojave Water Agency
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Apple Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 66342
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Apple Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 66342
  • Organization Website

The Mojave Water Agency is seeking a full-time position in our Public Information Department for:

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

COMPENSATION
The Public Information Officer is an exempt position with an annual salary range of $101,413 - $141,978; paid bi-weekly

THE POSITION
The ideal Public Information Officer performs a variety of professional and administrative activities in support of Agency public affairs, community relations, public information, government and media relations and internal communications programs, and facilitates two-way communication between the Agency and its multiple stakeholders; and performs related duties, as assigned.

Some examples of essential job functions, knowledge and abilities are:

  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures; Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation; Principles and practices of budget development, administration, and accountability;
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of public information, community relations, and public education and methods of preparing informational materials and disseminating them through various media including social and electronic media;
  • Principles, practices, and procedures related to media relations, reporting, and news writing; Current political, social, economic, and legal activities and trends impacting the Agency;
  • Applicable Federal and State laws;
  • Agency, department, and division regulations, codes, policies, and procedures;
  • Techniques for effectively representing the Agency in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations;
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Agency staff;
  • Plan, research, organize, administer, coordinate, implement, review, and evaluate a variety of public information, media, legislative, and communications related activities and programs;
  • Prepare and administer budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner;
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials;
  • Work effectively with diverse groups of different ages and various socio-economic backgrounds; listen to and discuss problems and complaints tactfully;
  • Learn and understand the organization and operation of the Agency and outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities;
  • Effectively represent the division, department, and the Agency in meetings with governmental agencies; community groups; various business, professional, and regulatory organizations; and in meetings with individuals;
  • Speak before government, professional, and community organizations and in public forums, taking proactive steps to build and maintain positive relations with key business, civic and community leaders and groups;
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from MWA employees and directors, customers, government agencies, and the general public.
  • Apply political sensitivity and acumen when representing the Agency with various stakeholders and in a variety of forums;
  • Have sensitivity and diplomacy when providing timely assistance to elected officials whether Council or Board members;
  • Operate audio visual equipment to shoot still photos and video and related digital content, as well as experience with web-based communications (content management systems and social networks).
For the entire list of the essential job functions, knowledge & abilities, and licenses/certifications, please see the job description on the Agency website at: www.mojavewater.org.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified candidates will possess:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, plus seven (7) years of experience in journalism, media relations, public information and/or public relations preferably in a public agency with an elected Board, as well as experience supervising and training staff.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Valid California Class C Driver’s License and current automobile insurance.

If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an Agency application and resume to:

Mojave Water Agency
Attn: Monica Warren
13846 Conference Center Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92307
760-946-7000 or
Email to: mwarren@mojavewater.org

Completed Agency application and resume are required. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Additional information and Agency application can be obtained from the Agency’s website at: www.mojavewater.org.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.