With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Parkland County has a permanent, full-time Communications Advisor position available within the Community Services Department. Under the direction of the Director, Community Services, the Communications Advisor plans, develops and implements communications that advance the reputation and positive image of Parkland County to the public through timely, accurate and integrated communications of Parkland County’s plans, policies, programs and activities. The Communications Advisor must work closely with Council and all levels of County staff providing information and guidance regarding emerging trends. This position also deals with public engagement and assists with the County’s media relations.
Rate of Pay: $70,110 - $87,640 per annum
Hours of Work: 7 hours/day; 35 hours/week
Benefits: Extensive benefits are offered including an option to join our Earned Day Off Program.
Post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations or a related field.
Three to five years of relevant experience in corporate communications, preferably in a public sector/municipal organization.
Well-developed interpersonal, public speaking and media relations’ skills, as well as excellent writing and editing skills.
Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office and print related applications.
Familiarity with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) and the Municipal Government Act (MGA).
Membership with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is preferred.
Possession of a valid Alberta driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered and candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification level and salary.
Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at https://www.parklandcounty.com
Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect which limits the consideration of employees’ relatives for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).
For further information on our organization, please visit www.parklandcounty.com
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.