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ESD is recruiting for a Senior Public Information Representative within the department’s Communications Division. This position plays a key role in the department’s recycling and sustainability programs. This staff supports the Public Information Manager and supervises three staff members.

Aligning with ESD’s mission, the Senior Public Information Representative helps develop and implement a range of communications strategies for projects and initiatives focused on enhancing the quality of life and environment for San José residents and businesses.

The ideal candidates have excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience in project implementation and management, planning; supervision; marketing, community outreach and engagement; and a can-do attitude and strong interpersonal skills.

Typical duties include:

Learning and maintaining in-depth knowledge of recycling, sustainability, and environmental programs

Developing and implementing strategic communications plans and budgets

Writing and editing ads, brochures, newsletters, website content, press releases, Council memos, and correspondence

Responsible for maintaining, and managing, a data base driven website

Researching best practices to improve the effectiveness of communication strategies

Overseeing surveys and other evaluation mechanisms

Developing and implementing behavior change messages

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at

Initiating, developing, and maintaining productive working relationships with a variety of public and private agencies, organizations, and vendors

Supervising up to four staff members

Serving as a spokesperson and responding to media inquiries

And other duties as assigned

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the fields of journalism, communications, advertising, marketing, public relations, public administration, or closely related fields

2. Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible public information, marketing, or public relations experience.

3. Licenses or Certificates: Valid California Driver’s License may be required.

Location: San Jose City Hall
Minimum Salary: 103,188.80
Maximum Salary: 125,694.40


If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Phil Dunbar at

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Monday, June 27, 2022. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your application.

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