Provides a variety of communications to internal departments and external audiences such as, the public and media, with limited supervision. Performs public speaking and public relations activities as it pertains to the District. Delivers or creates oral presentations to be given to elected officials and high-level stakeholders. Actively cultivate and maintain relationships with stakeholders. Writes, edits, proofreads, and produces a variety of public relations materials. Creates and writes fact sheets, news releases, newsletters, articles, scripts, letters, talking points, op-eds, award and grant submissions etc. Serves as a lead on some projects. Researches a variety of topics, which may include: legislative issues, water conservation issues, groundwater replenishment issues and/or other related issues. Participates in a variety of meetings, Boards, committees, foundations and/or events.
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or related field, or PRSA accreditation, must have three to five years of related public relations communications experience. Experience representing a government agency is strongly desired. Candidate must have superior writing and editing skills, must be detail oriented to ensure accurate information is readily available and communicated. Experience (and confidence) in delivering oral presentations to elected officials and/or high-level stakeholders, as well as presentations before large audiences. Previous experience performing public relations activities and producing public relations materials. Solid strategic planning, analytical, critical thinking, and project management skills. Knowledge of media protocol. Needs to have a positive, professional attitude. The right candidate will have a strong history of public speaking and writing as well as experience working with elected officials.
SCHEDULE: Full time
Salary Range: $79,185 - $98,980 annually
You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered.
Please visit www.ocwd.com to complete an application.
Pre-employment drug screening is conducted for DOT Program positions.
A valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance is required.
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply.