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Public Affairs Coordinator

City of Springfield, TN – Springfield, TN

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Public Affairs Coordinator (Open Positions: 1)
Closes On: August 19, 2019 at 04:30 PM CST
Department: Administrative Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: SALARY RANGE: $48,193 - $66,081/YR. - HIRING RANGE: $48,193 - $55,099/YR. Apply Now
Job Description
Promote the advancement of the City of Springfield by performing professional, administrative, and clerical work in the fields of communications, economic development, and public relations.
Job Responsibilities
Writes, edits, prepares and distributes informational materials such as a citywide newsletter to inform the community of city issues, services, programs and events.
Writes, edits, prepares and distributes the employee newsletter.
Prepares and delivers presentations to internal and external audiences.
Represents the city at meetings and events such as community or merchant group meetings and career fairs.
Writes and manages grants as needed for the city.
Serves as a liaison to the media and a city spokesperson for routine city issues and services.
Administers city website content and social media accounts.
Manages content of the citys public access television channel.
Records and posts video of city meetings such as Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Planning Commission to various electronic mediums.
Performs routine administrative support tasks as directed by the City Manager and Assistant City Manager.
Serves as the initial point of contact for commercial constituent services such as business relations and economic development.
Other Job Duties
Performs public relations functions to support routine city issues and services including coordinating with other departments to promote city activities such as recreation events and stormwater awareness.
Maintains website calendar to include all community events.
Facilitates scheduling of tours of city facilities or projects under development for citizens and school groups.
Performs other work as required.
Primary Job Challenges
Ensuring that the electronic content for the city is continuously relevant and up-to-date.
Establishing relationships with local business and community leaders to promote the citys mission, vision, events, and services.
Maintaining a positive public image for the city and its departments.
Planning the communications strategy for emergencies that may occur with city departments including utilities.
Staying current with public relations trends and technologies to effectively reach citizens with the citys message.
Qualifications
Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in public relations, communications, or a related field desired; 2-3 years of experience in public affairs/relations, media relations, or communications preferred; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the required knowledge and abilities.
Required Certifications/Licenses: Must possess a valid Class D driver license issued by the State of Tennessee. Must pass a drug screen and physical examination based on the essential functions of the job given by the citys designated physician.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED -
Knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of media and public relations.
Knowledge of various social media outlets and how to effectively use each.
Knowledge of audio/visual equipment and principles as they pertain to public relations.
Ability to write and communicate at an advanced, professional level.
Ability to make decisions quickly and in accordance with city, state and departmental policies.
Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with business leaders and members of community groups.
Ability to use a personal computer with Microsoft Office and variety of software applications.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to use the required computer equipment, software and audiovisual equipment.
Ability to operate and maintain the required vehicular equipment.
Physical Requirements
1. Employee will work both indoors and outdoors and will sit, stand, stoop, walk, and lift light objects (less than 25 pounds).
2. Work is generally performed in an office setting; however, some outdoor work may be required.
Additional Information
Equipment Operated
1. Personal computer with Microsoft Office, tablet, and standard software.
2. Basic office equipment such as a copier, printer, and scanner.
3. Audio/visual equipment and associated software.
4. An automobile and/or truck.

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