Serves as the primary interface with the communications media, providing such services as: prepares news releases, feature and human interest articles; assists news media with questions; and in various ways, encourages media coverage and publicity of district events and facilities. Supervises the publication of news section in the Regional In Nature activity guide, public monthly electronic newsletter (Regional Parks Online), fact sheets, and web content. Create and write communication collateral material including key messages for both internal and external audiences for special projects through the Park District that may be sensitive in nature. Prepare presentations and coordinate a Speakers Bureau to reach diverse audiences, and manages Speakers Bureau for Board of Director presentations, create and write fact sheets and key messages. Oversee media training to District staff. Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of print, broadcast media and online media; public relations; policies and practices related to media communication and public speaking. Thorough knowledge and skill in the principles and practices of effective supervision. Ability to write for publication purposes. Ability to anticipate public relations problems and to recognize public relations opportunities and to react accordingly, particularly with respect to the communications media. Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers and park users.
The District currently has one vacancy located at the administrative office in Oakland, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the hiring pool.
Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:
1. A current East Bay Regional Park District NEOGOV Application, and
2. Completed supplemental questions.
All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your governmentjobs.com account to view your current status and notifications.
The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to proved proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment. The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a background check and District medical examination prior to employment. The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.
Applicants needing special accommodations during the exam process may contact Human Resources at (510) 544-2154.
The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.