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Communications Analyst

Communications Analyst (ODOT18-1616oc)

Announcement: ODOT18-1616oc
Communications Analyst – Operations and Policy Analyst 4
 Highway Division – Region 2

We are recruiting for a communications analyst to provide communications support for the Region 2 Project Delivery Program.  This position plans and develops community affairs and public information programs for Region 2. The communications analyst will help set region policy, provide community affairs guidance to management, create and manage special programs and projects that keep the public informed of our projects and associated impacts, and represent the region and the transportation department to the public and media.
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We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details:
The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Research, analyze, develop, coordinate, and implement community affairs strategic plans.
  • Consult and coordinate with other staff in developing agency goals, programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Consult with various stakeholders and media outlets to determine needs and to identify how to improve communications.
  • Provide advice on implementing project information and community affairs programs.
  • Develop reporting tools to meet agency and regional goals and objectives.
  • Proactively anticipate and address inquiries from the public, elected officials, and media.
  • Develop community involvement processes to provide the public with information.
  • Develop and implement media campaigns and act as a spokesperson for Region 2 in explaining these activities and their benefits and impacts on the public.
  • Manage the portfolio of project community involvement information and photos related to project development and construction activities.
  • Develop and administer community and public involvement work order contracts.
  • Produce or oversee production of social media content and print materials.
  • Research, develop, and share information, traffic advisories, and other communications related to project development and construction activities. 
  • Monitor, analyze, and prepare response and/or recommendations related to legislative actions.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five (5) years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to developing, implementing and/or managing communications plans or programs.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight (8) years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to developing, implementing and/or managing communications plans or programs.
Special Qualifications:
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Experience developing and implementing communication programs or plans.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience leading process improvements, program establishments, or change initiatives.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional field work required.
  • Frequent travel required; must attend local community meetings and visit project sites.
  • Extended work days, evening meetings, and being on-call via mobile phone is required.
  • Frequent travel within the region is required.
  • Must assist ODOT staff in communicating with the public and media in emergencies.
  • Work involves frequent deadlines situations with conflict.

Learn More and Apply!

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018.

Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 

Posted on: Friday, June 01, 2018
This listing expires on: Monday, June 25, 2018

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