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Ada County Highway District

3775 N Adams St
Boise , ID
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Public Information Specialist

Ada County Highway District
Boise, ID Full-time
Posted on June 7, 2018

Public Information Specialist

Applications are now being accepted for a full time, non-exempt position of Public Information Specialist in the Communications Dept at Ada County Highway District in the Boise, Idaho area.

Starting pay range is$23.74 - $27.29 hourly, DOQ.
ACHD offers an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).


Primary Duties:
The Public Information Specialist is responsible for the development and execution of media, social
media, and public outreach strategies to obtain positive coverage and notice of District programs,
projects, and activities.


The Public Information Specialist is responsible for the successful implementation of these strategies
to inform and educate interested parties and the general public; the specialist will serve as the main
media source and perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
Must have considerable knowledge of public information planning and development; information
preparation and dissemination; implementation of a public information strategic plan.


Must have a good knowledge of media operations, deadlines and needs; federal, state, and local
agency regulations concerning open meetings, records and reporting requirements.


Must be able to communicate well on camera, in writing and in speaking engagements, and deal
effectively and professionally with reporters, the public, District staff and elected officials.


Must be able to develop, plan, organize and carry out public information projects.


Bachelor's degree with the major emphasis in communication, and 3 to 5 years related experience
and/or training is required.


Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills,
and abilities may be acceptable.


A completed ACHD Employment Application is required and must be submitted to HR by 4:30 p.m., June 21,
2018. Applications are available at 3775 Adams St.; Garden City, ID 83714 or on our website:
www.achdidaho.org

An AA/EEO/ADA Employer Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations