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COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROJECT MANAGER

  • 503000
  • FLAGSTAFF
  • HOLBROOK
  • PHOENIX
  • SHOW LOW
  • DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 28 2021 at 23:55 MST

DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION

Driving the future of transportation with a diverse and innovative team
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COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROJECT MANAGER

DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION

Job Location:

Address:

Phoenix/Central District location: 1655 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix

Holbrook/Northeast District location: 2407 Navajo Blvd. Suite A, Holbrook

Show Low/Northeast District location: 200 W. McNeil, Show Low

Flagstaff/Northcentral District: 1959 S. Woodlands Village Blvd. Suite B-110, Flagstaff

The duty post may be based out of the nearest established District location within this region closest to the selected candidate’s home address.

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,354.11 - $65,000.00 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 11/28/2021

Job Summary:

A writing exercise will be administered at the time of the interview

Under the direction of the Community Relations Supervisor, the Community Relations Project Manager develops and implements community relations, public involvement and communications strategies and tactics for ADOT projects. This position is responsible for public and stakeholder outreach throughout all phases of development, including planning, federally-mandated environmental processes, design, construction and maintenance. The incumbent serves as ADOT’s primary point of contact for the community and builds and maintains positive relationships between ADOT and its stakeholders during all phases of the project delivery process occur in accordance with federal requirements (including NEPA, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and ADA) and in alignment with the ADOT Public Involvement Plan. This position collaborates with ADOT staff in Communications, Government Relations and other ADOT divisions, as well as engineering and construction contractors and local municipalities, in the development and implementation of effective public outreach materials and strategies to support projects. Occasional in-state travel is required for this position. 

Travel will consist of driving in Northern Arizona for project-related meetings and outreach efforts.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

 

  • Strategic communication planning and implementation 

  • Familiarity with Associated Press (AP) style

  • Developing and maintaining community contact databases 

  • Familiarity with transportation projects 

  • Familiarity with Google-based productivity programs 

  • Basic math

 

Skills in:

 

  • Effective, accurate writing and editing for diverse audiences and mediums

  • Project research

  • Diplomacy and ability to maintain professionalism with a customer-focused attitude

  • Organization and effectively manage time/tasks to meet deadlines and priorities

  • Public speaking

  • Building and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders

 

Ability to:

 

  • Make sound decisions in the absence of immediate direction/supervision

  • Manage schedules, tasks, budgets and professional consultants in the implementation of project-specific public involvement and communications plans/strategies

  • Understand and follow ADOT and federal policies and procedures

  • Clearly and professionally communicate ADOT’s position on issues, decisions and policies

  • Effectively present information to targeted audiences

  • Conduct research using sources such as maps, diagrams, project files, internet, data, and personal interviews

  • Adapt to diverse needs and project schedule changes

  • Work as part of a diverse team to address problems

  • Effectively create and implement detailed public involvement/communication plans

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

A bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Administration, Planning or in a related field and three to seven years of experience in communications, community relations, public relations, planning or a related field.

Experience with transportation projects, knowledge of federal requirements for public involvement on federally-funded projects (including seeking meaningful engagement from underserved populations), and familiarity with public participation best practices.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.