Sebastian News

Job Opening

May 2018

POSITION TITLE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSOCIATE

NATURE AND SCOPE

This position supports a broad spectrum of duties in a 3-person office, located in Indialantic, Florida, carrying out the mission of the Sebastian Inlet District. Focuses on developing and disseminating public information through various media types. Supports the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director and coordinates with the public, various agencies, contractors and consultants working with the District. This position will also focus on website maintenance, the maintenance and inventory of historical archives and data, including drawings, documents, photos and digital files, and the development of consumable products for the public from such information and materials. This position assists with monthly commission meeting preparation and other duties as assigned.

BASIC FUNCTION

This position supports the development and distribution of information to the public, related to the Sebastian Inlet District. This position reports to the Administrator and provides administrative support to the office of the Administrator and Contracts and Accounting Manager and the Commission. Responsible for public speaking presentations, exhibits, publications and brochures, social media, website management, event planning, inventory and handling of historical information, images and documents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related field with a minimum of 6 years of experience in a public outreach role. Must have experience with current forms of social media, computer publication programs, writing skills, editing, PowerPoint and public speaking. Experience with grant writing, exhibit design, image editing programs such as Photoshop, document scanning with word recognition programs, graphics layout and event planning preferred. Experience with and knowledge of Indian River Lagoon issues, inlets and boating, saltwater fishing and Florida State Parks desired.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This position requires extended periods of typing/keyboarding and working at a computer screen; periods of writing, filing and editing; and occasional lifting of heavy documents, paper supplies and file boxes.

Resumes must be sent to msmithson@sitd.us.