Communications Liaison – City of Port St. Lucie

Position Summary: The City of Port St. Lucie is an equal opportunity employer. This position is an Essential classification and is required to report to duty before, during, and after a civil emergency. The salary for this position is $45,207.49-$51,988.61 D.O.Q.

The Communications Liaison is an integral part of the Communications team, which produces communications and participates in City events. This position is required to work with members of the team on communications initiatives, projects, and programs. It supports the work of the team by creating strategic communications campaigns, coming up with innovative ways to engage the community, write communications, and creating and updating presentations and talking points. This position also collaborates with internal departments as needed across functions.

This position will help inform and educate the external community, partners, opinion leaders, and our own employees about the benefits of the City. This position requires quick learning, the ability to combine creativity with the organizational skills, to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as enjoy pitching to all kinds of external partners.  This position requires an enthusiastic team player and self-starter who can work cross-functionally and is not averse to risk or to trying out new ways of doing things.

Essential Duties: The following duties are illustrative for this position. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

+ Develop, write, and edit communications, including organizational and product narratives, speeches, emails, articles and slide presentations.

+ Distill complex subjects and repackage information into coherent and easy-to-understand language.

+ Develop creative strategies for communicating both internally and externally; write communication plans: plan the frequency of and vehicles for communications, and coordinate across different areas of the organization.

+ Reviewing select enterprise-wide internal communications to ensure appropriate voice, tone, message, and audience focus

+ Coordinate and execute logistics around events and City engagements.

+ Project manage communications strategic plans and initiatives, from beginning to end.

+ Interact with departments, and provide advice that reflects an understanding of their business and leadership style, balanced with the needs of the organization to develop effective communication collateral.

+ Other projects and duties as determined by the department director.

Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of:

+ Substantial knowledge of marketing principles, public relations, government protocol, media relations and mass communications theory as applied to make an effective public program.

+ Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the organization, management and administration of public information policy to interact with the citizens, media and other community stakeholders.

+ Considerable knowledge of modern office practices with strong emphasis on computer literacy and applications appropriate to accomplishing job functions, i.e.; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign.

+ Proficient in AP writing style.

+ Knowledge of website management and internet technology.

+ Knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation, in order to prepare reports, compose letters, etc.

+ Strong writing, editing, presentation and proofreading skills.

+ 24-hour availability during emergencies, such as hurricanes, and at other times to be scheduled in coordination with Communications Director.

Skills and Ability to:

+ Ability to work effectively with a wide range of audiences — including the general public, elected leaders, management and community to create engaging communications.

+ Skill in communicating logically, persuasively and accurately in oral and written forms.

Education and/or Experience:

+ BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent practical experience, 3 years of experience with presentations, tech, media, government or non-profit environment, with a focus on writing and/or editorial responsibilities.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

+ A valid Florida Driver’s License and clean driving history may be required. A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Physical Demands:

+ Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee works inside an office environment and/or a variety of remote locations. On occasion will be required to work outdoors must be able to endure a warm tropical climate, average year-round temperature of 78 degrees. Position may require some driving. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

How to Apply: Please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofpsl