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Communications Advisor

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With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities.

COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR

(Permanent, Full-time)

Parkland County has a Permanent, Full-time position available within Communications Services for a Communications Advisor. Reporting to the Director, Communications, the Communications Advisor plans, develops and implements communications that advance the reputation and positive image of Parkland County to the public through timely, accurate and integrated communications of Parkland County’s plans, policies, programs and activities. The Communications Advisor must work closely with Council and all levels of County staff providing information and guidance regarding emerging trends. This position also deals with public engagement and assists with the County’s media relations. Along with well-developed interpersonal, public speaking and media relations’ skills, this position requires diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive situations and information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma or degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Three to five years’ relevant experience in corporate communications, preferably in a public sector/municipal organization.
  • Familiarity with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) and the Municipal Government Act (MGA) as well as Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 200 certification.
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) membership is preferred
  • Excellent writing and editing skills along with computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and print-related applications.
  • Possession of a valid Alberta driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Competition Number: 18-21
Rate of Pay: $68,740 - $85,920 per annum
Hours of Work: 7 hours/day; 35 hours/week
Competition Closing Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Benefits: Extensive benefits are offered including an option to join our Earned Day Off Program.

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February 23, 2018 at 4:30pm