Public Relations Specialist – Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation

CLOSES:  12-22-17

Salary: $42,721 Annually

Department: Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation/Office of Public Engagement (2700 6th Ave S., Lake Worth)

Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday; may be required to work occasional weekends or evening hours during special events and public outreach engagements.

Other: Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

Professional public communications work involving a variety of proactive public information programs.  Coordinates various informational projects to maintain public awareness of the Parks and Recreation Department’s programs, needs, special projects and accomplishments.  Gathers, writes and edits material to be presented through social and traditional media, websites, speaking engagements, special events and printed/electronic publications or videos.  Requires some independent judgment and initiative; performs work under the direct supervision of the Manager of the department’s Public Engagement Section through conferences, periodic reports and evaluation of results achieved.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field; minimum of one (1) year of experience in public affairs or public relations work including publication writing.  Equivalency:  Related Associate’s Degree and three (3) years of related experience.

PREFERENCE FOR EXPERIENCE WITH:  Public speaking; media relations; video journalism and video editing using Adobe Premiere (must specify on application).  Also desirable:  Bilingual in Spanish/Creole.

Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online. 

May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406  Info 561/616-6888  Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted).

Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 22, 2017.  EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP), Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.