CITY OF PORTLAND invites applications for the position of:
Strategic Communications Manager
SALARY: $7,061 - $9,406
OPENING DATE: 03/12/18
CLOSING DATE: 04/02/18 11:59 PM
The Portland Water Bureau is seeking a Strategic Communications Manager to develop and provide long term implementation of effective communications strategies, plans and analyses for the bureau. The position will report to the Deputy Director and work closely with the Water Bureau Executive Management Team, the Water Bureau Director, and the Office of the Commissioner-in-Charge to identify and prepare for communicating about high level issues of citywide significance affecting the bureau's water supply, public health and stewardship mission. In this role, the position will manage and oversee professional communications and outreach functions for the bureau with a strong emphasis on long-term strategic efforts. It will additionally facilitate the development of appropriate and consistent messaging in accordance with bureau strategic plans, long-term planning documents and regulatory requirements to enhance and sustain the bureau's long-term goals. Management responsibilities include supervision and assignment of duties for five permanent staff; contract management for professional communications services; communications and outreach program evaluation; and budget development and monitoring for the assigned section. Direct duties are focused on the development and implementation of long term communication strategies in close coordination with bureau leadership and other policy and communications staff. The successful candidate for the position will be trusted to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently, to develop key relationships within the bureau to support successful communications across a broad range of water utility issues, and to demonstrate a deep awareness and sensitivity to national, regional, and local community issues affecting drinking water provision.
WHY JOIN THE CITY OF PORTLAND?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and log-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Knowledge and experience analyzing complex administrative, operational, economic, political, and organizational problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations by taking highly complex technical, legal, and scientific information and providing clear, concise, logical explanations to a variety of general audiences.
Ability and experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience including developing comprehensive long- term communications strategies, managing organization-wide communications, researching and analyzing emerging trends and practices, and developing, executing and evaluating organization-wide marketing programs.
Knowledge and experience with city operations and functions and associated business and financial management issues and challenges, including the planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating the work of assigned staff; developing, implementing and monitoring work plans to achieve organization mission, goals and performance measures; and managing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of work programs.
Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with bureau managers and staff, staff of other bureaus, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public, and others encountered in the course of work by exercising sound expert independent judgment and initiative within policy guidelines.
About City of Portland
The Portland Water Bureau provides the highest quality water, customer service and stewardship of the critical infrastructure, fiscal, and natural resources entrusted to our care. We enhance public health and safety and contribute to the economic viability and livability of the Portland metropolitan region. We are a recognized leader among water service agencies across the country.