Communications Specialist

  • Full Time
  • WA

Kitsap Public Utility District

Reporting To   :  General Manager
Department    :  Support
Job Type          :  Full-Time / Exempt
Pay Range       :  $60,000 – $80,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits           :  Excellent benefit package including retirement, medical/dental insurance, and PTO
Location          :  Poulsbo, WA

Schedule          :  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 PM

 

Job Summary:

Kitsap PUD is currently seeking a Communications Specialist. This position will serve as liaison between the PUD, the public and the media and will be responsible for the PUD’s public relations and community engagements.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience relevant to the responsibilities outlined below.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in business administration, communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field with 3+ years of experience in a public relations/communications role.
  • A non-related college degree with 5 years of proven performance in a related field.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute KPUD’s communication plan to support organizational goals and initiatives.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for content development, advertising, public relations, events management, and social media.
  • Coordinate the redesign of and manage the content for KPUD’s website. Review, compile, and post information to the website to ensure it is kept current, relevant, and informative.
  • Monitor various news publications and media for articles and coverage of utility issues relevant to the District. Compile and provide this information for KPUD employees, management, and commissioners.
  • Coordinate the development of public outreach efforts of Board approved community or sponsored events.
  • Assist all departments in the creation of communication materials, including press releases and the District newsletter.
  • Participate in special projects as directed by the General Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to Kitsap PUD’s core values when working; alone, within a team and with customers and vendors.
  • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic to help meet the Districts’ mission of “Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services”.
  • Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people and customer relationship skills.

 

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or genetic information.

 

Position will remain open until filled. Please submit a completed job application to: hrfinance@kpud.org. Job applications are available at: www.kpud.org/employment.php.

To apply for this job please visit www.kpud.org.