|Class Title:||Public Information Officer|
$4,876.17 - $7,314.33 Monthly
$58,514.00 - $87,772.00 Annually
This position reports to the Communications Director in the Public Affairs Division.
Coordinate media relations for the agency, focusing primarily on operational and service issues during business hours and on-call 24 hours a day. Interface with Marketing & Customer Service to provide accurate and timely customer service information. Develop and implement strategies for improving public confidence in TriMet and transit. Responsible for information dissemination to a range of public audiences. Create and disseminate information through agency website and other social media venues. Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.
Degree in journalism, communications, political science or related field.
Five years responsible experience in media relations, public information, or communications.
Experience working on-call and/or working in a first responders atmosphere.
Experience with web and other social media venues.
Additional experience may be substituted for up to two years of the education requirement, and graduate course work in journalism or related field may be substituted for up to one year of experience.
Or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Type of position / Grade / FLSA:
Non-Union, Grade 13, Exempt
It is your responsibility, and to your benefit, to describe in detail how your education, training and work experience meet the requirements of the position for which you are applying. If applicable, please provide at least ten years of your work history, including any volunteer and internship experience you may have. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and letters of recommendation with your application.
Online applications are permitted five attachments; however each attachment is limited to 5MB. Please include your attachments in the "Resume Attachment" section (please try to combine documents as much as possible). A second option for attaching multiple documents is to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attach them to your online application. You may also fax your materials to 503-962-3477 or 503-962-7440. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be considered in lieu of a completed application.
To apply, please visit our website at http://trimet.org/careers.
We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we currently only contact applicants who are highly qualified and most closely match our job requirements.
Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and submit supporting documentation with your application by the closing date of this recruitment. Documentation must be attached to your application.
Persons needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact TriMet Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 503-238-5811. A minimum of two workdays notice prior to the need for accommodation is required.
TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including the elderly and persons with disabilities.