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Marketing amp Public Relations Specialist - Public Education amp Outreach Coordinator

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The City of Richmond

Richmond, VA

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Marketing & Public Relations Specialist - Public Education & Outreach Coordinator




The purpose of the class is to provide the general public and interested media enterprises with information and a mean of communications designed to provide accurate and timely information and to help develop a positive public view of the City government or of an individual department. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and procedures under general supervision.



Classification typically does not supervise.


Typically reports to the Press Secretary.

Note: Other reporting relationships may apply

Example of Duties:

The City of Richmond, Department of Public Utilities Water Resources Division, is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Marketing and Public Relations Specialist - Public Education & Outreach Coordinator.

This position is the Marketing and Public Relations Specialist - Public Education & Outreach Coordinator for the city's MS4 program. This is a unique opportunity to take a prominent role in educating Richmond citizens on the importance of stormwater and pollution prevention. Our Marketing and Public Relations Specialist - Public Education & Outreach Coordinator will take on several ongoing outreach campaigns including Pick Up the Poop, Rain Barrel contest and our storm drain marking and drain art programs as well as the ability to present new effective ideas based on permit requirements. The jobs requires basic environmental knowledge of the stormwater cycle, the effects of pollution on the MS4 system, storm drain structures, and overall water quality. Night meetings and weekend events are typical of the position and requires lifting of heavy tables, supplies and tent set-up.

Duties include, but not limited to:

Arranging and coordinating Civil group outreach meetings;

Managing Outreach Programs;

Providing educational materials and supplies to the public;

Attending social outreach events;

Managing social media accounts.

Coordinating with Communications Department to write articles/newsletters for internal and external publications as well as stronger social media presence online;

Streaming clean-ups, NPO meetings and civic group education;

Writing detailed reports on events, tracking spending and summarizing annual achievements required for the MS4 permit.

This position is subject to work overtime, nights, weekends and/or on-call as needed.

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in Marketing, Communications or related fields;

Requires two years of experience;

An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification;

No Special Certification or License required.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least three (3) years of experience in Outreach for an locality with an MS4 permit;

Bachelor's Degree or higher in Environmental Science or Marketing;

At least one (1) year of Customer Service experience;

Knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and basic web design;

GIS knowledge;

Valid Driver's License.

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:


Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and routine keyboard operations.


Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job risks exposure to no environmental hazards.


Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking.


The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Job Title:

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist - Public Education & Outreach Coordinator

Closing Date/Time:

Sun. 05/20/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time


$20.26 - $33.27 Hourly $1,620.54 - $2,661.81 Biweekly $42,134.00 - $69,207.00 Annually

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Public Utilities, 730 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia


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The City Government of Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region; since 1871 Richmond has been an independent city.

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