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Public Information Specialist

  • Job reference: NA-002071
  • Sector: Information Communications, Sales & Marketing, Transportation
  • Location: Jacksonville
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.
Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our office in Jacksonville, FL as a Public Information Specialist.

Major Function Role:
  • Works with clients in geographic area of responsibility and is responsible for assisting the public affairs program with public relations, public information, government affairs, community outreach, Web site design and maintenance, graphic design and media relations for clients and their projects. 
Job Duties:
  • Assists with general public information writing duties including press releases, newsletters, project fact sheets, statistical reports, PowerPoint presentations, public service announcements, and other public information materials.
  • Coordinates logistics for special events including public meetings and hearings, open houses, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and project tours.
  • Assists public meeting organizers with meeting facilitation.
  • Assists with Web site design, photo gallery maintenance, database administration, statistical analysis and reporting, and monthly maintenance.
  • Assists with the design of project collateral materials including project displays, fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, and maps.
  • Takes digital photographs for photo galleries and project records.
  • Monitors daily newspapers and clip stories and advertising related to the firm’s projects.
  • Performs other general administrative and coordination duties as assigned.
  • Performs such other duties determined necessary by the Supervisor.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, Public Relations, English, Public Administration, or related degree; excellent writing and proofreading skills; and strong verbal communication skills required.
  • Internship in consulting firm preferred.
Special Skills:
  • Job requires ability to establish effective working relationships with the media, employees, managers, citizens, appointed and elected officials; ability to work in a team environment and to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make persuasive public presentations.
  • Ability to listen and respond to citizens and other customers on a variety of issues.  Computer proficiency is required. Minimal knowledge of Web design program (e.g., Dreamweaver) and graphic design program (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher) is preferred.
  • English/Spanish bilingual is highly desirable.
Professional Registrations:
  • None.
Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer
committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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