We are looking for a Public Affairs Representative II who will join our Media Services Team. The successful candidate is a creative and skilled writer with well-rounded experience in corporate communication and/or public communication. They are a talented storyteller, with creative ideas on disseminating information and the ability to turn technical data into information that is easy to understand for the public.
You will assist with providing information to the public on Metropolitan, its initiatives, and projects. You will monitor, write, and update web content, ensuring it is current and fresh. As the successful candidate, you will assist with other writing projects such as social media posts, talking points, scripts, newsletters, and fact sheets about Metropolitan, current water supply conditions, and specific projects such as the Pure Water Southern California proposed water recycling project and water infrastructure improvements.
This Public Affairs Representative II position is located at our Headquarters Building in downtown Los Angeles.
This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years relevant experience of which two years of experience must have been at the Public Affairs Representative I level; or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years relevant experience of which two years of experience must have been at the Public Affairs Representative I level.
Relevant Experience is defined as: experience in writing web content, social media, and other materials for corporate communications and/or public communications.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent that allows you to drive during your employment is required at time of application.
JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA
30% Written Communication
15% Job Preparation
15% Customer Service
15% Technical knowledge/skills
15% Oral Communication
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• On-site fitness center
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).