1310 Public Relations Assistant
|Department||Public Utilities Commission|
|Date Opened||5/12/2016 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||5/20/2016 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$24.75 - $30.09/hour; $4,290.00 - $5,215.00/month; $51,480.00 - $62,582.00/year|
|Job Type||Temporary Exempt|
Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt
Duration: Temporary Exempt, 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 Positions: Two (2)
Location: SFPUC Headquarters at 525 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA.
About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Our mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and sustains the resources entrusted in our care. We are comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater, and Power. We provide retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco’s City facilities and properties. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million
Under direct supervision, the Public Relations Assistant (PRA) provides general communications support for the SFPUC’s CleanPowerSF Communications team. As part of the team, the individual will support community engagement initiatives, scheduling for community activities and attendance at community meetings, fairs, festivals and events. The position will also help with communication and media logistics (sending out press releases, preparation for events, etc.) and will support content development for websites, social media pages, collateral items and other materials. The PRA will be expected to assist in the organization of San Francisco neighborhoods and communities, specifically, the Latino community, the Bayview community and the Chinese-American community. Foreign language skills (Spanish, Chinese and other) are a plus. Finally, the position will be required to work weekends and nights as needed.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties
1. Attends community meetings, tabling events and serves as CleanPowerSF liaison to business groups, neighborhood organizations and others.
2. Develops content, design and updates for project related web pages, for collateral materials and social media pages in a timely manner.
3. Responds to, and/or tracks customer and constituent inquiries.
4. Tracks metrics for events, customer inquiries; runs metric reports and manages customer databases.
5. Helps with the dissemination of press releases, press advisories, press conference logistics and other special projects.
6. Works with internal staff, senior management and third-party vendors in designing, reviewing and ordering promotional and collateral materials.
7. Networks and organizes San Francisco communities and neighborhood in order to spur action on issues and heighten awareness.
8. Manages and works with advocates, volunteers and stakeholders to increase the reach and depth of the SFPUC’s communication and marketing efforts.
9. Performs related duties as assigned
These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Requires possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public relations, journalism, English, mass communications, public administration, public policy or a related field.
Professional experience in public affairs, public information, editorial, newspaper, magazine, radio, television, public relations, social media, digital engagement, advertising or similar work involving collection and dissemination of news and information 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.
Experience in public speaking; speaking in front of large audiences on controversial issues with Q&A from the audience.
Experience using social media and websites in developing and designing outreach and engagement for a large marketing, public relations or political campaign.
Experience working with a large, diverse workforce of people with different cultures, backgrounds and opinions.
Experience working on multiple projects in a fast-paced professional environment.
Experience conducting troubleshooting exercises; and evaluation of communications tools for marketing and/or public engagement.
Experience in community organizing, including, but not limited to Latino communities, African-American communities and Chinese-American communities. Foreign language skills (Spanish, Chinese and other) are a plus.
Minimum one year experience performing communications assistance and support for a public awareness campaign or communications outreach program in a public relations or government relations setting or public utility.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
- Select the desired job announcement - TEX-1310-067434
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Angie Salazar, by telephone at 415-554-1635, or by email at Asalazar@sfwater.org.
Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the hiring department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.
As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:
- Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
- Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.
If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers
The application procedure is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this recruitment, please contact the analyst at (415) 554-1635. Notification in advance will enable the department and County to evaluate arrangements to reasonably accommodate your need.
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.
Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.