E M P L O Y M E N T O P P O R T U N I T Y
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has an exciting story.We’re looking for a Communications Officer to help us tell it.
This year we’re going to:
• Pilot autonomous vehicles
• Research technology-enabled transportation
• Help advance Bus Rapid Transit
• Implement the Treasure Island mobility program
• Help deliver safety improvements citywide
• Advocate for sustainable transportation funding
• Advance plans for more efficient transit, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
The Communications Officer assists the Senior Communications Officer with designing, planning, and implementing the Transportation Authority’s agency-wide and project-specific communications, including marketing, media relations, and public relations projects and programs. Under the direction of the Senior Communications Officer, the Communications Officer leads or assists communications initiatives, including integration and maintenance of agency communications assets, and supports all divisions and project-level public outreach activities.
Applications are due at the Transportation Authority by April 28.
Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, training, and experience required of this job.
Training and Experience: Completion of a bachelor’s degree in appropriate disciplines, such as Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or a closely related field from an accredited university is required. Two (2) years of experience in coordinating communications and marketing, media relations, and/or community outreach programs. A master’s degree in one of the appropriate fields may substitute for one year of required experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
Knowledge: Knowledge of principles and practices of communications and marketing, media relations, and community engagement program goal setting, development, implementation, and evaluation; practices used in researching program issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports; principles, practices, and techniques used in conducting effective communications and marketing, media relations, and community outreach programs in a public agency; principles, methods, and techniques of marketing communications and public speaking; basic principles and practices of graphic design and print production, including an understanding of design concepts and applications; media communications and general publications, media relations, and pitching techniques used in initiating and maintaining media relationships; recent and ongoing developments, current literature, and sources of information related to communications and marketing, media relations, and community outreach; basic principles and practices of budget development, administration, and accountability; and principles, practices, and techniques in using social media tools and applications.