Department: Municipal Transportation Agency
Job class: 1314-Public Relations Officer
Salary range: $107,016.00 - $140,088.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
The External Communications, Marketing & Outreach Division is responsible for managing and supporting Media Relations, Marketing, Public Outreach & Engagement, Internal and Executive Communications for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation modes for the City and County of San Francisco, including San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), bicycle, pedestrian, parking and taxi.
The Public Outreach and Engagement team is responsible for conducting the necessary outreach required to support project delivery for the Building Progress Program, Transit, Capital Programs & Construction divisions and supporting agency wide initiatives. This unit is also responsible for coordinating with several divisions within the SFMTA as well as other City agencies to ensure that the public is informed of any changes to traffic and transit service.
Please Note: A resume must be attached to the online application.
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt, Full Time appointment not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.
Number of Position(s): One (1)
Annual Salary: $107,016.00 - $130,078.00
Application Opening: November 8, 2023
Application Filling Deadline: December 5, 2023
Recruitment ID: 141085
Under supervision of the Public Outreach and Engagement Manager, the Public Relations Officer is responsible for working with project delivery teams to develop, organize, direct and evaluate a comprehensive public participation program to inform and/or engage the public of the activities and objectives of the SFMTA while balancing the needs of the community, and representing the agency at external events with the community and key stakeholders. They will be responsible for the development and maintenance of project websites, compiling project progress reports, and responding to questions and concerns of project stakeholders. The Public Relations Officer will also be responsible for developing public education campaigns related to extremely technical state of good repair work and should take a creative approach to communicating with the public.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Four (4) years of verifiable full-time professional experience in editorial, newspaper, magazine, radio, television, public relations, social media, digital engagement, or advertising. This experience must be equivalent to job code 1312 Public Information Officer for the City and County of San Francisco and must include at least one (1) year of experience in planning and conducting a public relations, public information, or public education program.
1) Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.
2) Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public relations, journalism, mass communications or a closely related field may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.
Nature of Work:
The position may require working weekends and nights on an as-needed basis, driving a motor vehicle, working outdoors in varying weather conditions, standing, walking and/or sitting for prolonged periods of time, occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 15 pounds and the transport of materials and equipment.
Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify candidates advancing to the interview process and/or to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process.
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