• Full Time
  • San Jose, CA
  • $120,010.80 - $146,196.96 USD / Year

Website sjenvironment City of San José

Requisition Number: 202300408

Salary Range: $120,010.80 – $146,196.96 Annually

Application Deadline: 5/20/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Senior Public Information Representative – Environmental Services Department (202300408)

About the Department

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a national leader in pollution prevention, watershed protection, utility service provision, and climate action. Together, ESD employees positively impact every resident and business in San Jose.

Our department is an exceptional place to start or grow your career. We have a supportive leadership team, numerous professional growth opportunities, and an inclusive workplace culture that is welcoming of your talents! Additionally, the City offers excellent health and pension benefits, as well as 15 paid holidays!

About the Communication Division 

The Communications Division implements environmental-specific media, outreach, and marketing activities to support the health of our community and environment. The communication services division includes strategic communications planning, multi-cultural community engagement, media relations, social media, collateral development, and website management.

Position Duties

The Environmental Service Department 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.

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 SanJoseRecycles.org, a database-driven website.
  • Researching best practices to improve the effectiveness of communication strategies.
  • Overseeing surveys and other evaluation mechanisms
  • Developing and implementing behavior change messages.
  • Initiating, developing, and maintaining productive working relationships with a variety of public and private agencies, organizations, and vendors
  • Serving as a spokesperson and responding to media inquiries

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.

Salary Range:

  • Senior Public Information Rep: $120,010.80 – $146,196.96

It includes the (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.  The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

Licensing: Possession of a valid State of California Class driver’s license may be required.

Form 700 requirement: This position requires a disclosure of outside investments, real property interest, income, and business positions. You must complete and file an “Assuming Office Form 700” with the City Clerk’s Office within the first 30 days of employment with the office.

Additional Information:

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system.

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 CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.

How to Apply

The requisition # for this job posting is 202300408. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers


Contact – Brian Eashman at Brian.Eashman@sanjoseca.gov


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