EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Relations Specialist

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Salary: $21.00 an hour

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking a Public Relations Specialist.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking a Public Relations Specialist.

Description of Duties: This position is directly supervised by the Communications Director for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Habitat and Species Conservation and is shared with the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Responsibilities are to lead communication activities for the Peninsular Florida LCC and participate in a team of communication professionals to provide a broad range of communications and marketing expertise to the FWC’s Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. The preferred position location is Tallahassee, FL, although other FWC regional locations may be considered on a case by case basis.

Specific tasks include:

  • Create outreach materials including brochures, fact sheets, web content and newsletters;
  • Write clear and concise news releases and media event invites;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with FWC and PFLCC staff, stakeholders and partner agencies;
  • Plan and participate in multi-agency meetings, workshops and events;
  • Act as liaison between partner agencies and FWC and PFLCC staff;
  • Develop communications platform for multi-agency project;
  • Regularly contribute to FWC social media including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Instagram;
  • Answer questions from the media, public, staff and partners in a courteous and timely manner;
  • Clarify and provide details on technical and complex fish and wildlife issues using plain language; and
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor, division directors, and Peninsular Florida LCC Coordinator and LCC Science Coordinator

Region: Tallahassee (preferred)

Working Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

List of Subordinates Supervised: None

Residency Requirement: None

Level of Education: A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university and two years of professional experience in communications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The employee must have strong skills in time and information management, written and oral communication, and interpersonal relations. The employee must be experienced in the use of computers for word processing, information management, and communications including social media. Interest in wildlife biology, ecology and conservation is a must. Some overnight travel may be required.

NOTE: In addition to submitting an electronic State of Florida employment application and completing the qualifying questions, please attach a cover letter. This letter should at minimum explain your interest in the specific organization and position and identify your most relevant skills or experiences. In addition to the cover letter please submit two writing samples of your work with your current or previous employer.

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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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