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Learn about the City of Colorado Springs as an employer and what our beautiful city has to offer as a place to live and work by clicking on this link: https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/candidate_info_packet_1.20.17_-_updated.pdf This information may change annually.

Public Works Citizen Relations and Information Specialist

In this position, you will perform specialized research, report writing, public relations, and administrative duties for the Public Works Department.

Essential Job Functions – the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform

  • Respond to citizen requests, complaints, and concerns; investigate and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Conduct basic studies and research; prepare periodic and special reports based on findings from research, studies, and surveys
  • Perform field, office, and computer-aided studies; perform field work such as conducting observations
  • Remain up-to-date on all department projects, programs, and goals
  • Coordinate and conduct meetings with City groups, technical experts, and constituents
  • Identify issues and develop suggestions for resolutions
  • Prepare staff response guidelines on key issues
  • Maintain engineering files, including plans, studies, inspections, surveys, maps, and other data related to engineering and projects

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Principals and procedures of report writing and recordkeeping

Ability to:

  • Set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Interact effectively with management, technical experts, City groups, and the public
  • Explain pertinent City policies and procedures
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:

Experience which demonstrates knowledge of traffic maps and engineering drawings.

Supervision Exercised: Requires the occasional direction of volunteers, helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, and standard office equipment.

Specialized Computer Equipment and Software: Microsoft Office.

 Relevant Background and Formal Education:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in communications, business administration, public administration, engineering, natural sciences, or a related field.

Three years of full-time experience in engineering, construction, or program administration related to public relations or communications.

Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.

 Additional Information:

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift 10 pounds occasionally; sitting most of the time.

Environmental Conditions 
Primary Work Environment – Office with travel from site to site
Extreme Temperature – Seasonal
Wetness and Humidity – Seasonal
Respiratory Hazards – Never
Noise and Vibrations – Never
Physical Hazards – Never
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards – Never
Exposure to Communicable Diseases – Rarely 

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY

Please visit https://coloradosprings.gov/jobs and click on 'Apply for a City Career' > 'City Career Postings – Apply Now' button to complete an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new login and online application (unless you already have a NEOGOV/governmentjobs.com user ID and password).
 
Completing your application in full, including the entire work experience section, will assist Human Resources (HR) in the applicant screening process. Your application may not be considered if all of the information requested for each employer you list is not provided.
 
Our NEOGOV application system does not allow you to edit your application after it has been submitted for a position. If you want to make changes, you may submit another application prior to the position's closing date and time listed in the job posting. HR will review the last application you submit for a position.

To view the status of your application, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cosprings/default.cfm.

To be notified of future career opportunities, go to http://coloradosprings.gov/jic

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.

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