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  • April 28, 2023 9:53 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Human Resources Director, under general direction, the HR Analyst serves as a professional management consultant regarding personnel issues. This position is responsible for performing a broad range of professional assigned HR functions which include, but are not limited to labor and employee relations (includes investigation support); benefits and leave administration (includes payroll processing); classification and compensation; recruitment and selection processes; training and organizational development; HR policy and rules compliance;  risk management; workers’ compensation and safety; and coordination of HR related projects and programs. This position also will cross train and assist in all areas and/or serve as back up to other departments and may be periodically rotated as back up to specialized work program areas.

    Currently, the City of Lacey is a Social Security employer, and this position is presently required to contribute into Social Security. However, due to a historical issue & question that exists about the election of voluntary Social Security coverage, the City will need to undertake a voting process to determine whether PERS eligible positions will continue to contribute to social security coverage.  It is anticipated the voting process will be conducted in October 2023. All of our other employee benefits associated with this position are expected to remain the same for 2023.

    First review of applications will be on May 3, 2023. Hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

    Information in this announcement is subject to change without notice.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    These duties include but are not limited to the following:

     Labor and Employee Relations

    • Provides appropriate counsel on employee relations matters (e.g. coaching and disciplinary matters) to various department management and employees. Consults with HR management on matters of high risk and significance. Interprets, advises and makes recommendations on all HR personnel issues, providing research and supporting evidence to demonstrate analysis into applicable policy, law or rule, collective bargaining agreement or procedure.
    • Participates in the City’s labor relations programs and provides support to Human Resources Management with various labor relations projects including (but not limited to) preparing for and participating in labor management committee meetings, negotiations, gathering comparator data and preparing costing worksheets, completing surveys and finalizing official labor documents (e.g. draft MOU’s and final versions of contract drafts).
    • Fields complaints and coordinates and performs investigations in consultation with HR Management. 

    Benefits and Leave Administration

    • Administers and/or assists with the administration of the employee benefit and leave programs provided by policy, state and/or federal law, including assisting with administering leave programs (such as but not limited to: Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Shared Leave, Military Leave, Domestic Violence Leave, and/or the Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML)).Coordinates requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and medical disabilities (as well as long term disability claims).  
    • Reviews and assists with implementation of annual insurance benefits/rate adjustments and provides notification when appropriate/as needed to employees regarding benefits changes. Maintains updated benefit booklets and plan documents. Coordinates and participates in open annual enrollment and processes benefit change paperwork for payroll processing.  
    • Provides direct assistance to employees and families with their benefit and leave programs including enrollments, filing claims, related problems, changes and related matters. Coordinates with HR Specialist on setting up new employee orientations and processing of new hire paperwork (e.g. offer letters, entry of payroll and processing of new hire paperwork). Conducts exit interviews as needed. 

    Classification and Compensation

    • Performs salary surveys, researches classification and compensation issues as assigned, and compiles information for collective bargaining and/or classification reviews. Conducts job analysis studies and audits, updates and creates job descriptions. Responds to salary surveys, including preparing EEOC reports and other required federal and state reports and/or surveys related to the City's workforce, classification levels, and/or employment practices and policies.

    Recruitment and Selection Process

    • Coordinates and develops recruitment and selection processes which includes, but is not limited to coordination with the hiring supervisor; updating and/or development of job descriptions for new positions; creating advertisements or mailings; creating and reviewing interview questions; coordinating interview panels; developing and/or scheduling assessment or testing exercises; and ensuring completion of all background and hiring requirements (e.g. medical examinations, driving checks, reference checks, etc.). 
    • Assists with implementation of creative strategies that foster the organization's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals within the recruitment and selection process. Provides training to interview panels to ensure a fair and consistent process across the organization. Manages applicant data to ensure compliance with DEI industry best practices, and ensures candidate selection process is fair and objective.  
    • Serves as system administrator for the online applicant tracking system.

    Training and Organization Development

    • Provides guidance and input on reorganizations, and supports workforce and succession planning for assigned departments in consultation with HR Management
    • Assists in coordinating the City's training and organizational development program (e.g. management training, policy compliance training, DEI training, etc.), which includes evaluating and recommending trainings to the HR Director, screening and/or selecting new training or materials, and scheduling and maintaining employee training records. May assist in development of training programs for presentation and may provide presentation. 
    • May provide training in specific areas of work (including with other HR team members) as assigned and/or requested, and assists other junior level staff members with more complex and/or difficult situations by providing guidance, advisement and mentoring.

    Risk Management and Workers Compensation/Safety

    • Coordinates Workers’ Compensation claims, including working closely with injured employees coordinating light duty (Stay at Work) and early return to work programs. Works closely with employees, supervisors and HR management on L & I issues and follows up as needed for additional information from Labor & Industry claim managers and/or medical providers regarding claims status, light duty and return to regular work duty. Provides updates and consultation to HR management as appropriate. 
    • Coordinates and processes unemployment claims, responds to unemployment claims and attends unemployment claims hearings. 
    • Researches HR policy issues as assigned.  Provides recommendations on research data. Participates in the development, implementation and day to day administration of human resources policies, procedures and projects. 

    HR Policy and Rules Compliance

    • Maintains and/or assists with department audits, maintenance of employee personnel records, confidential medical and testing records and related correspondence files; ensures proper maintenance of related files and records in accordance with State, Federal and local laws.
    • Ensures proper documentation, maintains related records and tracking logs for work areas. Completes filing of assigned work area, and prepares records and documents for archival storage using the WA State Records Management Guidelines; assists with tracking and purging of archive records and notices of destruction.

    Other Duties Assigned

    • Provides back up to other analysts as requested. Provides support to the Emergency Management and Safety Coordinator in order to coordinate the City's safety, risk management, and Accident Review Board functions. 
    • Completes reports on and provides metrics for department processes and programs as requested. 
    • Attends various meetings and represent the department on various committees. May conduct and/or facilitate meetings.
    • Participates in special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.

    Specialty Assignments (Position Specific)

    • May provide support to the Risk Management Coordinator and risk management program in providing back up to claims calls (including intake) for auto/property/liability claims. 
    • May administer the City’s random drug program for CDL holders, schedules appointments, communicates with supervisors, and maintains confidentiality.  
    • May provide backup support to the HR Specialist as needed for sponsored employee events including serving as the Wellness Coordinator, the quarterly new employee welcome event, annual employee recognition event, employee socials, annual picnic, and/or related holiday functions.


    A Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Human Resources, Finance, Public or Business Administration or related field and a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible human resources experience in more than one area of human resources (e.g. labor relations, classification and compensation, benefits, etc.) 


    Associates of Arts or Science Degree in Human Resources, Finance, Public or Business Administration or related field AND four (4) years of progressively responsible human resources experience in more than one area of human resources (e.g. labor relations, classification and compensation, benefits, etc.)                                                                                              


    Six (6) years of progressively responsible human resources experience in more than one area of human resources (e.g. labor relations, classification and compensation, benefits, etc.).

    * May have a combination of experience, education, and training that would substitute for the above requirements. 


    • IPMA-HR, CEBS/CCP, CP, PHR or other equivalent certification.
    • Two (2) additional years of progressively responsible human resources experience within a public sector organization.  


    • Must pass a background investigation (including fingerprints), credit and reference checks are required. 
    • Must maintain a level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
    • Must be attentive to job safety considerations and follows all required safety policies, procedures and techniques. 
    • Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license at time of hire OR must obtain within 30 days from date of hire, and must have a driving record acceptable to the City and the City’s insurance carrier; OR must be able to provide own transportation to and from job, meetings, and related job sites.
    • Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of:

    • City human resources policies and procedures including ordinances and state and federal laws related to human resources and employment practices and industry best practices. 
    • Principles and practices of public personnel administration including those related to the public sector.
    • City employee benefit packages and programs, options, procedures, eligibility, claim requirements and cost structure.
    • Collective bargaining agreements, principles and practices of contract negotiation and administration and progressive disciplinary procedures. 
    • Research methods, data collection, report presentation and statistical analysis.
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. 
    • Investigative methods and techniques and investigatory report writing. 
    • Mathematic computations adequate to correctly perform work.
    • Effective oral and written communication principles and practices (e.g. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation) to include principles public relations and customer service.
    • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as: word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
    • Knowledge of public budget administration, budget process, statistics, program planning, and financial management principles and practices. 
    • Proper documentation, reporting, record keeping and compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures. 

    Skill in:

    • Performing thorough investigations into sensitive HR issues and preparing investigatory report and related documents.
    • Making recommendations based on accurate analysis of complex data and issues. 
    • Development and management of administrative projects.
    • Analyzing problems or complex issues and providing effective and timely solutions or decisions.
    • Communication of complex and sensitive information. 
    • Diplomacy and presenting a positive image of the City, both verbally and in writing.
    • Using sound independent judgment and discretion.
    • Interpreting, applying and explaining rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 
    • Planning and organizing work and meeting schedules and time lines. 
    • Preparing a variety of reports, logs, records and files related to assigned activities.
    • Responding to inquiries or complaints from customers, staff, management, and members of the general public or referring them onto the appropriate individual or department.
    • Assisting with processes and procedures related to negotiating and administering contracts and agreements.
    • Utilizing personal computer software programs and other relevant software affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets. 
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. 
    • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and communicating with tact and diplomacy.
    • Conflict resolution and consensus building. 

    Ability to:

    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, and general public, and to form team environments, build morale, increase productivity, improve relationships and meet goals and objectives.
    • Keep updated on legislation changes and state and federal laws related to and affecting human resources policies and best practices. 
    • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local codes, policies, laws and regulations related to area of responsibility.
    • Operate a computer to enter data, maintain records and generate reports.
    • Anticipate and respond to administrative and operational problems. 
    • Participate in the administration of Human Resources policies, programs and projects.
    • Perform a variety of professional personnel duties involving recruitment, selection, testing and employee benefits administration.
    • Provide technical information and assistance to others regarding employment policies, personnel transactions and employee benefits/programs including
    • Communicate effectively, efficiently and in a confidential and diplomatic manner that is sensitive to both the needs of the City employees and supervisors. 
    • Exercise the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism at all times. 
    • Warmly greet the public and co-workers and clearly convey a sincere willingness to be of service and/or open to resolving the situation at hand. Clearly explains self or answers when necessary. 
    • Portray an image of knowledge, confidence, professionalism, fairness, and caring. 
    • Meet any dress and/or grooming expectations appropriate to position.
    • Apply project management techniques and principles.
    • Coordinate, prioritize and work on multiple activities on a daily basis under often stressful and busy conditions. 
    • Analyze, interpret, develop and implement City regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrate regular, reliable attendance.
    • Deliver responsive and high quality customer service.

  • April 12, 2023 11:00 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: City of Lawrence Kansas

    Job Summary:
    The position will lead, manage and facilitate work in the areas of communications, community relations and customer serve and community engagement. The Director will serve as the City’s Public Information Officer and as an advocate of the City’s story and brand, overseeing communications, marketing, community/media relations as well as perform complex administrative, leadership, and professional work in developing and leading the City’s comprehensive strategic communications plan. Activities include developing and deploying multimedia communications strategies to effectively share information with multiple stakeholders and audiences regarding the City’s policies, services and plans. Additionally, this position will develop and lead a comprehensive strategy to improve customer service working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders while supporting the City’s Strategic Plan commitment to community engagement, to ensure those activities have appropriate support and resources to be successful while working with all City departments, media outlets, other governmental agencies, business & nonprofit entities and the community to cooperatively provide effective and innovative communications activities by utilizing best practices in the strategic communications field.  

    The position serves as part of the City’s Executive Team. As such, the Director will serve as a thought partner and leader, collaborating with City departments to drive effective communications on behalf of the City. The Director will advance the City’s strategic plan with effective communications strategies for each Outcome and Commitment area. 

    The Director will provide coordination and leadership between the communications and marketing team across City departments and will also serve as a city liaison to other boards and commissions as assigned.

    Direct Link:


    Closing Date:


  • April 10, 2023 1:24 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The City Auditor’s Office is seeking a mission-driven, versatile communication professional to expand its accountability and transparency work with historically underserved Portlanders by coordinating and conducting outreach and engagement, overseeing publication design, and advancing the online reach of the Auditor’s Office.


    As the sixth elected official in the City of Portland, the Auditor is independent of City Council and accountable only to the public. The Auditor’s Office promotes open and accountable government by providing impartial reviews and investigations, access to public information, and services for City government and the public. It employs 38 staff members working in four divisions.

    The Communication and Outreach Coordinator III was created to help reach three goals: 1) improve awareness through meaningful engagement among historically underserved communities of the information resources and free services the Auditor’s Office provides to the public, 2) develop reciprocal relationships with organizations to learn what their constituent communities think about City services and programs and use that information to make our audit and analytical work more meaningful to them, and 3) manage an effective communications program that supports internal clients, maintains timely and effective communication with external clients, and promotes broader awareness of the Auditor’s Office and its services.

    The position is located in the Auditor’s executive office and works closely with the City Auditor, Chief Deputy Auditor and all division managers. It is responsible for overseeing the implementation of an existing strategic communication plan, Auditor’s Office Racial Equity Plan, and Business Operations’ racial equity plan, coordinating public engagement activities officewide, supervising staff responsible for internal communications systems and processes, publication design, web presence, and public records requests; and developing and implementing a social media strategy, evaluating consultant proposals and administering and overseeing management of consultant contracts.

    Successful candidates will have:

    • a deep understanding of the City of Portland’s role in marginalizing some communities and how its actions have fostered distrust of government; 
    • existing relationships with community organizations led by and for communities of color and community leaders representing historically disenfranchised communities; 
    • expertise in culturally competent, cross-cultural and accessible communication;  
    • proficiency with a variety of communication formats and platforms; 
    • expertise in developing and implementing communications strategies
    • some experience supervising the work of others, either through project or personnel management;
    • a commitment to government accountability and transparency.
     The Auditor’s Office values a diverse workforce and a culture of equity and inclusion in delivering public services and everyday interactions in the workplace. The Office encourages candidates with experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply.To Qualify

    Candidates must have at a minimum any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communication, public affairs, public administration, or a related field;
    Four years of progressively responsible experience in positions in communication,   public engagement, public affairs, or a related field.  

    Submit three documents:
    (1) A resume
    List professional and other relevant experience and education.

    (2) A cover letter
    Describe how you meet the minimum qualifications in Section I below, which will be the basis on which a list of candidates eligible for an interview will be developed. Where possible, connect items from your resume to demonstrate how you meet these qualifications. It is advised that you use the numbered list in your letter to ensure you respond to each item. Skipping any of the items or failing to demonstrate how you meet them will disqualify your application from further consideration, so please complete the cover letter with care.

    (3) A brief writing exercise
    Described in Section II below.
    I.   Minimum qualifications for cover letter (Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
    1. Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of event planning, community outreach activities, and communication design;
    2. Knowledge of social media, online marketing, and website maintenance;
    3. Skill in evaluating consultant proposals; administering and overseeing management of consultant contracts;
    4. Ability to analyze complex or technical issues and problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend policies, strategies, and effective courses of action;
    5. Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiative within established procedures and guidelines;
    6. Ability to research, plan, and implement pubic information, awareness, and educational programs to build and maintain public awareness of mission, goals, and results;
    7. Ability to provide guidance to staff to accomplish overall work objectives and oversee and lead a diverse group of non-technical and technical personnel.
    II.   Writing exercise
    In addition to the cover letter and resume, please submit an essay describing 1) your experiences or participation with any of the following, and 2) what you learned from them:
    • exposure to racial inequities and actions you took to help resolve them;
    • steps taken to make workplaces and/or public spaces inclusive;
    • experiences as a member of a historically underrepresented group in government decision-making;
    • experiences living, working with, and/or interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities;
    • experiences ensuring equitable and inclusive workplace operations and/or program outcomes.
    If your experiences are different from those listed and you have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please explain how you will manifest that commitment in this position.The Recruitment Process

    Applicants must submit their resume, cover letter, and writing exercise through the City of Portland's online application system no later than 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Emailed, mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Your application materials should not exceed a total of five pages. Please do not include materials not requested.

    Recruitment Timeline (subject to change)
    Application period: March 27 - April 17, 2023
    Applications reviewed: Week of April April 20th 
    First interviews: April 24 – 26, 2023
    Second interviews: May 1- 3, 2023
    Job offer: May 22, 2023

    Additional Information

    Additional Information
    Salary range/Pay equity:  Per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law, individual salaries are determined based on the experience and education listed in a candidate’s resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure an offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
     Language pay differential: Auditor’s Office employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive additional compensation if they qualify and use their language skills to assist the community.

    Employee benefits: The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-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.  Find more information on the City of Portland's benefits here: Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.

    Civil Service:   This position is in the Classified Service and subject to Civil Service provisions. It also is subject to the Human Resources Administrative Rules for the Auditor’s Office, City Charter, and Code.

    Work status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

    Work location: The position is based in City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. The Auditor’s Office is currently operating in a hybrid schedule of in-person and remote work.

    Veteran’s preference: If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile (if applicable), as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

    Equal employment opportunity:  It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

    Disability, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s) and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, contact Administrative Specialist Andrew Bryans at

    Vaccination requirement: You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

    Technical assistance: If you have questions about how to apply or require any assistance in submitting your application, please contact Administrative Specialist Andrew Bryans at

    For more information about the Auditor’s Office:

  • April 10, 2023 12:52 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Cap-and-Invest Market Monitor (Financial Examiner 4) (In-Training) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

    As a Senior Cap-and-Invest Market Monitor, you will play a critical role supporting the successful long-term performance of Washington’s cap-and-invest program by helping ensure that our market stays transparent and free of fraud through monitoring of auctions and trading in allowance and other related markets. With your finance and/or econometric skillset, you’ll assess the market’s health with an eye towards Washington’s statutory commitments to decarbonization, and provide input for policy discussions on an ad-hoc basis. Working with Ecology’s Attorney(s) General, you’ll also investigate potential rule violations and support follow up enforcement actions if needed to maintain the market’s integrity.

    Through your collaboration with Ecology staff, State agencies, and other cap-and-invest jurisdictions, you’ll cultivate a deep understanding of the nexus between emissions allowance, energy, and financial markets. You’ll become a subject matter expert on cap-and-invest market behavior and serve as a resource to the rest of the CCA (Climate Commitment Act) Implementation Group as we work together to develop, implement, and maintain this powerful emissions-reduction program.

    The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington. The Air Quality Program’s vision is clean, healthy air and climate for all of Washington.  

    Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Financial Examiner (FE) field and achieve the goal class of an FE4. Candidates will be considered at the FE3 and FE4 levels, depending on their qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.

    Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible to tele-work up to three days per week. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.

    Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on April 24, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before April 23, 2023. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date. 

    Please Note: We will review all applications received before the date above. Additional reviews after this date typically only occur if we have a small applicant pool, or if a successful Hire was not made. 

    SALARY: $73,260.00 - $108,804.00 Annually

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow this link: Climate Change: Senior Cap-and-Invest Market Monitor (Financial Examiner 4) (In-Training)

  • March 27, 2023 11:56 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: EnviroIssues (Seattle, WA)

    Job Summary:

    Our EnviroIssues team is passionate about supporting communities in having a voice and opportunity to influence the issues impacting their everyday life. As a consulting firm, we work with a wide variety of clients, mainly in the public sector, on community engagement and outreach to bring people’s voices into a variety of projects – whether that’s addressing wastewater discharge into Puget Sound, large infrastructure projects in Seattle, replacing a bridge in Portland, or helping communities plan how they grow. While our largest area of work is transportation and transit, we also work in water utilities, land use, natural resources, climate, cleanup, energy, and other sectors that impact people in our communities.

    We believe Black Lives Matter and are committed to a journey toward being a human-centered and antiracist workplace. We have a long way to go to address our structural and institutional racism and come together as a community for mutual support and respect.

    The ideal candidate will see themselves in this antiracism journey and bring a passion to outreach, community engagement, or the types of projects we do including transit, transportation, water, environmental cleanup, natural resources, facilitation, planning, design, and construction.

    The role

    As a Community Engagement Project Manager, you are passionate and find joy in community engagement. You care about developing strategies and processes to gather community feedback on the projects we work on. You understand what’s needed to do meaningful community engagement and value all aspects of the work from developing strategy to entering community feedback into databases. 

    As a consultant, you will work with clients to meet expectations, offer strategic advice on community engagement activities. In this role, you will be an advocate for the community engagement process rather than a specific project outcome. You will have the opportunity to work on fast-paced, collaborative, and impactful projects to develop and implement equity-oriented community engagement and public involvement strategies for a variety of public and private clients and audiences. 

    In this role, you are the day-to-day project manager or deputy project manager for a variety of projects ranging from transportation, natural resources, research, and infrastructure improvement. In this role, you will:

    • Managing implementation for small and/or multiple projects with confidence in decision-making and in partnership with strategic advisors. This includes developing and collaborating on community engagement strategies and activities; offering clear and consistent communication between all project stakeholders; ensuring effective and appropriate internal review coordination of materials and service, while accounting for quality product delivery to clients.
    • Actively strive to meet client deadlines, deliver work within project budget constraints, and address emerging project needs by being willing to adjust strategy, timeline, and focus on positive outcomes
    • Offer strategic input on community engagement and public engagement approaches to clients, partners, and stakeholders and support successful delivery of project work regardless of your role on project
    • Understand client needs and identify opportunities and constraints to further integrate equity into each task/project and work effectively with clients, including being responsive, sharing recommendations, and responding effectively to client feedback
    • Take part in, and possibly lead, difficult conversations with clients and partners to address issues and feedback as they emerge.
    • Work alongside and manage project teams of various sizes. You will delegate work activities and ensure an understanding of goals, provide clear and consistent communication with all team members, and have difficult conversations amongst the team when appropriate. This includes sharing feedback on team member performance.
    • Actively seek opportunities to develop and offer coaching and mentoring to team members. Utilize strategies to understand team members goals, needs, and inspirations to build regular opportunities for learning and reflection for growth.
    • Engage in the giving and receiving of growth-minded feedback with team members, clients, and community partners. Be willing and curious about how to continue your own growth and development based on feedback you receive.
    • Actively supporting racial equity and anti-racism in the work being done on the project
    • Engage in management of the project’s contract, including developing accurate monthly progress reports and invoices, developing scopes and budgets with defined rate structures, and delivering project work within budget while meeting client expectation
    • Lead and support project marketing and business development efforts in consultation with the Corporate Communications team, staff members, and senior leadership including, developing specific approaches for winning projects within a given sector, and supporting company business objectives
    • Engaging in our company’s commitment to being anti-racist by engaging in individual and collective learning, strategizing, behavior change, and embedding racial equity into your daily practices

    Conditions of employment

    • A valid driver's license or government issued ID Card is required
    • Local travel to sites/events for in-person outreach, sometimes this may occur outside of regular business hours
    • Occasional weekend and evening work to meet client needs
    • Reside in the state of Washington


    • Salary to range between $74,880 and $91,520 annually depending on experience
    • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
    • Ability to work remotely, in an EI office, or a hybrid of remote and in office depending on your preferences
    • Medical, vision, and dental coverage for employees and their families (spouses, domestic partners, and children)
    • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    • Company provided short-term disability and life insurance
    • Voluntary long-term disability and life insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • A pet-friendly environment
    • A fully funded transit pass

    Closing date: April 14, 2023

    Link to source:

  • March 20, 2023 11:36 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: Texas Department of Transportation

    Job Summary:

    Exciting opportunity for a communications, journalism or public relations/public affairs professional in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. If you are passionate about working with and for the public, this position is for you! Our work directly impacts the public we serve. You'll experience team projects, challenging individual assignments and be exposed to a wide variety of TxDOT roles, responsibilities and career options. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is a strategic, out-of-the-box thinker, someone with considerable public engagement experience - both in-person and virtual, an excellent writer and a team player. Join us and be part of “going above and beyond” in public involvement. Among the advantages of working at TxDOT, the agency can offer work-life balance, stability, and the opportunity to work independently and address diverse challenges. To check out our brand new Stassney Headquarters here in Austin, we welcome you to watch the following video:

    Stassney Campus:

    Minimum Salary: 48,278.00  

    Maximum Salary: 90,393.00  

    Position Description

     Performs high-level, professional and administrative work including developing and implementing complex public involvement and community outreach programs. Provides leadership and assistance in public involvement and communication efforts for transportation projects. Coordinates public involvement activities to comply with regulations and to achieve strategic objectives. Work requires contact with departmental managers, high-level executives, governmental officials, private entities, and the public. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.

    Essential Duties:

    • Develops, oversees, and implements complex public involvement and awareness programs and strategies for transportation projects and programs.
    • Coordinates special projects and stakeholder committees to meet regulatory and statutory requirements, addresses complex or difficult issues, and plan special events.
    • Develops public involvement plans and strategies as well as create a variety of informational materials such as web pages, email announcements, fact sheets, online surveys, reports and presentations. 
    • Plans, coordinates and implements public involvement activities and outreach for transportation projects, such as public meetings, information sessions, and other special events.
    • Responsible for special assignments and projects.
    • Assists districts and divisions with communication and outreach plans that support project objectives and milestones.
    • Monitors and responds to information requests in a timely manner.
    • Proactively seeks opportunities to build awareness to keep communities, businesses, and other interested parties informed of planning and project activities.
    • Researches, develops and implements innovative public involvement techniques including online/virtual public engagement.
    • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


    • Principles and practices of community relations and mass communications
    • Techniques to ensure effective community engagement
    • Contemporary methods of public involvement
    • Local, state and federal requirements for public involvement
    • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both internal and external
    • Writing concisely and accurately about complex subjects for a broad range of audiences to inform, motivate, or persuade
    • Speaking to present images and ideas in a clear, concise, organized, and interesting manner to optimize audience understanding and keep the group focused
    • Building consensus on complicated and complex issues
    • Communicating effectively in controversial situations or on politically sensitive issues

  • March 20, 2023 11:25 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Water Resources (WR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Operations Unit Supervisor (Environmental Planner 5) position. This position can be located in any one of the following offices:

    Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
    Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
    Central Region Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.
    Eastern Region Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.

    Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

    Please Note: If the final location of this position is determined to be in our Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. there will be an additional 5% pay increase due to its location in King County. In this instance the salary range will be $6,573 - $8,842 per month.

    In this newly established position, you will supervise a statewide operations and technical unit that supports several core business areas within the Water Resources Program, including water resources permitting, data management, compliance and enforcement, and technical analysis. You will work with a team to build and sustain statewide consistency, establish standard operating procedures to support core regulatory work, and provide technical service delivery to the program on projects of statewide significance. You will also manage priority operations-related process improvement projects, facilitate and lead statewide business teams, and help set the strategic direction for these teams and their work plans. You will be the program lead on Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act implementation and integration of environmental justice into core program work, and you will coordinate closely with the Office of Equity and Environmental Justice as new agency-level guidance becomes available.

    Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land, and water for the benefit of current and future generations.  

    Program Mission: The mission of the Water Resources Program is to is to support sustainable water resources management to meet the present and future water needs of people and the natural environment, in partnership with Washington communities.

    Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to an 80% tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and is subject to change.

    Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on March 31, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before March 30, 2023. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.

    SALARY: $75,120.00 - $101,052.00 Annually

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow this link: Operations Unit Supervisor (Environmental Planner 5)

  • March 16, 2023 12:45 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The City of Elgin (est. pop. 115,000) is seeking a seasoned, visionary leader to establish a transformative department at the forefront of local governmental communications.

    The ideal candidate will be cognizant of the current state of local journalism, social media and communications in the local governmental industry and be wholly committed to being a leader in establishing a new communications paradigm within the industry. The city’s Director of Communications and Engagement will work well in a team-centered environment focusing on collaboration, communication, and results.

    The Director of Communications and Engagement will be creating a new department and should have experience in managing and developing a team. The Director should have experience in managing a group of staff, encouraging feedback from the department team and providing direction as the expert in the room communications decisions. The Director will join the executive leadership team to assist in the decision making, policy analysis and other projects for the city and will readily engage with the community to build positive relationships and attain higher understanding of the city’s stakeholders to produce the most thoughtful reporting on the uniqueness of Elgin’s diverse community.

    A methodical, analytic thinker who continuously seeks and finds innovative and effective ways to share messaging and communication decisions is required. The Director of Communications and Engagement will bring competence in public speaking, crisis management, and exceptional oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated understanding of the different audiences for each medium and the way to best craft messages for each.

    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of professional experience is required, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Elgin offers a market competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary range between $121,968 and $163,449 depending on experience and qualifications. Apply at: For more information about this outstanding career opportunity contact Patty Heminover at or call (651) 968-7841. EOE


  • February 16, 2023 10:45 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: Peak Sustainability Group

    Job SummaryWe are seeking a Facilitation and Engagement Specialist to join our team of consultants. This position will provide facilitation and community engagement services as well as other support on projects ranging in topic from multi-interest watershed planning and management to climate mitigation and adaptation to land use prioritization and planning.

    Closing Date: February 23, 2023, 5 PM


  • February 16, 2023 10:42 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Join the Stepherson & Associates Communications team as a Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator and play a crucial role in supporting the planning, design, and construction of transportation, water, land use, and energy projects. In this role, you'll work with project teams to plan and implement public engagement processes, develop materials to communicate with the public, and plan events to connect with people and advance projects that benefit the community. One to two years of experience supporting communications, community outreach, public relations, or a related discipline is required. We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply.

    Job Responsibilities

    Support implementation of engagement plans and outreach activities:

    • Work with a project team to plan, develop and implement community engagement activities.
    • Support the development of a range of project and engagement planning materials (i.e., fact sheets, FAQs, communications plans, surveys, questionnaires, presentations, etc.)
    • Research demographic and population data to inform equitable outreach practices that will engage underrepresented communities.
    • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and summarize public input to create client-ready project updates and reports for internal and external audiences.
    • Create project website content and updates, as well as social media content and updates.
    • Track and draft responses to community correspondence and interactions. 
    • Coordinate logistics for in-person and online community events, workshops and meetings including the planning, coordination, and staffing.
    • Provide in-person, onsite, and door-to-door outreach to community members, neighbors, and businesses.  
    • Coordinate and staff onsite community events including tabling, event booths, pop-ups and other culturally responsive events.
    • Some projects may include supporting a project hotline and answering calls from the public.

    Desired qualifications:

    • Ability to understand and communicate complex technical information and concepts.
    • Experience implementing public engagement on infrastructure project(s) in the transportation, water, parks, energy, environmental, and/or land use sectors for public agencies.
    •  A commitment to, and experience in, implementing equitable engagement to reach marginalized communities.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience with editing and proofreading.
    • Strong relationship-building and listening skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a positive, respectful, and collaborative approach.
    • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Comfort working on high-profile and sometimes controversial issues and/or projects.
    • Experience and/or academic coursework in Urban and Regional Planning, Journalism, Communications, English, Political Science, Environmental Studies, or related field.

    Organizational values:  At S&A, we are expressly committed to equity and social justice, and as a team are centering equity through our work and our individual actions. We believe in supporting our staff in their personal and professional growth, providing new opportunities, building relationships, giving back and having fun! To support our staff in their personal and professional growth, all staff attend equity workshops, led by a professional facilitator who supports our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey.

    Workplace culture: S&A is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment that protects our employees, their families, and the broader community from COVID-19. All S&A staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We are a hybrid workplace and work with employees to establish a schedule that works best for them and our teams. Most staff come into the office at least once per week. Staff managers work with employees to help to take full advantage of learning opportunities found through onsite collaboration and connection with colleagues and other project staff.

    Salary and benefits: S&A offers a salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits. The salary range for this position is $54k-$70k annually. Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; paid holidays; bonuses; health coverage (medical, dental, vision); disability; parental leave; 401(k) with company match; transit pass; and free use of on-site fitness center.

    EEO: We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply. S&A is an equal-opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to We welcome work samples that demonstrate your strong communication skills.

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