Public Affairs Coordinator

METRO MOSQUITO CONTROL, St. Paul, Minnesota

Date PostedMarch 20, 2019
IndustryOther
Job StatusFull-time
Salary59,113.60 - 85,488.00 / Yearly Salary
Description:

THE METROPOLITAN MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT
invites applications for the Fulltime position of:
Public Affairs Coordinator

SALARY:
$59,113.60 - $85,488.00 Annually
OPENING DATE:
03/18/19
CLOSING DATE:
04/08/19 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
Under the Executive Director's supervision, performs tasks of moderate to complex difficulty in coordinating and communicating District field operation activities to staff, the general public, and the news and social media platforms. Supervise, direct and evaluate reporting staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

  • Assist the Executive Director by responding daily to citizen inquiries for information by phone and/or letter
  • Develops, coordinates information and maintains District Web presence
  • Computer proficiency in publishing, presenting and office software; website design and knowledge of social media
  • Prepare public information literature as needed
  • Represent the District as a liaison at public meetings
  • Prepare and supervise an educational booth for county and state fairs
  • Coordinate information programs to agencies, schools, civic clubs and environmental groups
  • Maintain records on all property owners to obtain access to uncontrolled sites
  • Develop and conduct training programs, making sure all employees know District safety procedures
  • Facilitates certification for chemical application from the Department of Agriculture for all permanent field employees
  • Maintain District compliance with right-to-know laws
  • Maintain and annually revise employee field manual
  • Writes District Press Releases in coordination with program activities
  • Supervises and provides work direction for two regular full-time employees
  • Conducts yearly performance reviews of assigned personnel

Works with Human Resources to conduct effective training and supervision of staff and to ensure consistency of operations, processes, training, and records


Perform other job-related duties as required


The District offers a humane, team-based work environment with competitive wages, benefits, and a defined PERA pension plan.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.mmcd.org/

2099 University Ave. W
St. Paul, MN 55104-3431

Your resume and cover letter must be attached to your application on the website to be considered for the position.

Position #1
PUBLIC AFFAIRS COORDINATORMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communication, the biological sciences, public administration, education or related field; one to three years related work experience; or the equivalent of education and experience; or demonstrated capabilities to perform the job duties. Must possess or obtain within 6 months of hire, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Certification (general and category L). Must have a Minnesota Driving License and satisfactory driving record.


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

 

 

  • Principles of public relations
  • Teaching methods and technical literature
  • Experience with social media sources for the Department (website, Facebook, Twitter, Neighborhood level social media)
  • County government organizations
  • Knowledge of mosquito control and integrated pest management methods
  • District operations, insecticide and application methods


SKILLS REQUIRED:

 

 

  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Proficient utilizing desktop and web design software
  • Ability to independently prioritize daily workflow
  • Maintaining records and preparing reports
  • Prioritizing and assigning work direction
  • Leading staff
  • Must perform on a daily basis basic reading, writing, mathematics and analyzing data, manage resources, and evaluate the performance of others
  • Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with the public, field and office staff, and other government agencies.
  • Ability to work diplomatically with concerned agencies.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

 

  • Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, reaching, standing walking, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to manipulate, lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to visiting outdoor field sights and operating a motor vehicle and driving a District Parade Float at events.



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