Under general direction the Public Information Officer will coordinate the public information and communication activities; prepare and disseminate information concerning the activities of the NVTA; coordinate public information activities with member jurisdictions and other organizations; manage the agency’s social media platforms, assist and advise the agency on information strategies and techniques, develop and implement marketing plans, and monitor and analyze federal and state legislation as it pertains to NVTA and its function. This position requires independent judgement and the ability to make decisions in recommending, implementing and coordinating services. The incumbent must be highly skilled in the area of public relations, communications, intergovernmental relations, and governmental operations; must work within broad policy guidelines establishing, interpreting, and carrying out overall agency policies and procedures.
A completed Napa Valley Transportation Authority Employment Application must be received by Human Resources at 625 Burnell Street, Napa, CA 94559 by 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017. Additional information regarding the application, job description and benefits can be found online at http://www.nvta.ca.gov/careers. Application packets may also be requested in-person at the above address. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.
To qualify for this position, an individual must possess a combination of experience, education, and/or training that would likely produce the knowledge and abilities required to perform the work. A desirable combination of qualifications is described as follows:
Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in communications, public relations, business or public administration, marketing, general management, or a closely related field.
Experience: Three years of responsible administrative experience involving public communications/public relations, public contact working with governmental boards or commissions, experience working with governing bodies and/or elected officials in a local government office is preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish (oral and written) highly desirable, but not required.