New Job Communications Officer In British Columbia

Communications Officer
Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Company : Metro Vancouver
Salary : $4,866–$5,728 a month
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than March 7, 2025)
Department: External Relations
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4515 Central Blvd, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 21 $2,433.10 - $2,863.75 bi-weekly

Our External Relations Department is seeking a Communications Officer who will be a key member of a tight-knit team supporting liquid waste projects and initiatives.

You are: A sound communicator who can balance competing priorities and contribute to our upbeat team dynamic.

This role:

  • Supports the preparation and implementation of Engagement and Communications Strategies for liquid waste infrastructure construction projects.
  • Prepares communications materials for construction projects including newsletters, signage, fact sheets and display panels for community meetings. Prepares website and social media content and manages Twitter account.
  • Meets with and provides assistance, program and other information to various community groups, associations, agencies, organizations, private consultants and the public. Assists in the provision of effective liaison and mutual communication between such groups and individuals and Metro Vancouver, Metro Vancouver Board committees, and staff.
  • Supports the planning and implementation of public engagement events such as open houses, public meetings, tent-in-parks and high impact stakeholder meetings. Attends committee meetings, prepares reports, answers enquiries and provides information to the public as required. Interprets complex engineering and traffic plans
  • Reviews, refines and executes methods and procedures to ensure effective promotion of various meetings, displays and events; schedules such events at department sites, publicizes same and arranges entertainment as required.
  • Liaises with internal and external consultants and Program Managers, assists same in developing promotional programs and prepares and makes presentations on various Metro Vancouver activities.
  • Liaises between Metro Vancouver construction project teams, the public and member municipalities regarding construction projects; serves as primary responder for project enquiries and as public involvement resource to engineering staff in interpreting potential public impact; provides background information to staff on communities affected by construction; participates with staff in seeking resolutions to the more difficult issues.
  • Updates information related to various projects and programs, inputs computer data and utilizes audio visual equipment and presentation techniques.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Completion of Grade 12 preferably supplemented by university graduation in a field related to the work such as social sciences or completion of courses in communications media and public relations, plus sound related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of the functions, programs, activities, objectives and procedures of assigned Metro Vancouver departments.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of gathering, analyzing and disseminating program and activity information.
  • Sound knowledge of the methods and procedures of planning, organizing and executing displays and promotional events.
  • Some knowledge of purposes and roles of related public organizations.
  • Ability to organize meetings, events, and displays and to ensure for the development and maintenance of communications between Metro Vancouver officials and departments and related external contacts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to gather, research, analyze, edit, assemble and disseminate a variety of program information related to various Metro Vancouver departments.
  • Ability to train subordinate staff and to direct and oversee the work of same on various promotional projects.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and action with a minimum of direction and to schedule and process a variety of work assignments.
  • Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia.