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Staff Public Involvement Specialist

South Chittenden, VT 05701

Posted: 02/13/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Job Number: 543854 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

  • Assist in the coordination of communication and public involvement activities on client construction projects.
  • Assist with developing project communication strategies and developing communication and public outreach plans.
  • Interact with various stakeholders affected by project construction activities, managing project commitments to the public and act as the liaison between project managers, contractors, and the public.
  • Provide service to the client by being available for issue resolution, providing information updates and, promote a positive public image.
  • Assist implementation of strategic outreach plans and processes.  Elements of these plans could include the development of newsletters and fact sheets, website content, telephone information lines, news releases, public meetings, open houses, comment forms, mailing lists, and response to public inquiries.
  • Interact with contractors performing construction work and understanding the technical aspects of the work scope.
  • Assist with materials development, event logistics, attending and participating in public meetings, logging inquiries on public information hotlines, and data management.
  • Provide graphic support for promotional initiatives.
  • Run and distribute reports in applicable Stakeholder Management systems
  • Assist in organizing and managing project information files and coordinating the interchange of project outreach information to project managers and clients.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Travel 50% within Vermont

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, political science, real estate, environmental studies, forestry or a related field from an accredited program required.  Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
  • 3 to 9 years professional experience.
  • Prior internship or related experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Basic analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand technical information and communicate that information to the public.
  • Ability to manage priorities and schedules.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Design/presentation software experience a plus.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Valid driver's license required.  In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy
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