Interested candidates can apply through our website at:
Key Responsibilities Include:
Parkland County has a casual position available within the Community Services Department for a Communications Advisor, working from approximately June to late August, 2022 with the possibility of extension. Under the direction of the Manager, Communications, the Communications Advisor will act as a communications resource responsible for handling emergency communications, with a focus on any potential flair up of the Range Road (RR) 63 fire. In the event the fire does not flair up (requiring additional communications resources), the position will be primarily responsible for keeping the community informed. This will include supporting recovery efforts and continuing to work on communications materials to strengthen future fire responses. The positions responsibilities will include regularly updating and responding to residents on conditions of the RR63 fire on a frequent basis using Facebook, Twitter, Parkland County website updates (including updated fire maps), community meetings, dedicated email inbox, phone line, door-to-door flyers, FireSmart workshops, media releases and video communications.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Political Science or a related discipline is required.
A minimum of two to four (2-4) years’ related communications and/or emergency communications experience required.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills along with the proven ability to deal with the public in an effective manner is required.
Well-developed interpersonal, public speaking and media relations’ skills, as well as excellent writing and editing skills.
Possession of a valid Alberta driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
Flexible availability, including evenings and weekend shifts.
Rate of Pay: $39.49 to $49.37 per hour
Hours of Work: Casual (as required).
This position would be required to work approximately 10 hours a week initially. In the event the RR63 fire response requires additional support there may be potential to progress to 30 hours a week.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: June 07, 2022
Closing Date: June 20, 2022