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Stantec Public Affairs Specialist in Sacramento, California

At Stantec, we approach every water and natural resource project we undertake—whether at the local, regional, or watershed level— thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities’ unique needs throughout the water infrastructure lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We’re a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that’s critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is at the forefront of solving many of California’s most complex water resources challenging through strategies that integrate effective stakeholder engagement with industry-leading technical expertise.

We have an immediate opening for a Public Affairs Specialist to join our communication and engagement group responsible for development and delivery of strategic consulting services to a range of local, regional, state, and federal clients. This position may be located one of our Fresno or Sacramento offices. The successful candidate will join a group with decades of experience in full-service public relations, public affairs, government affairs, facilitation and mediation. If working in an environment where challenging projects advance when stakeholders and organizations connect on a shared understanding of today’s water resource needs appeal to you, join us.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement public information and public affairs programs that support the goals and objectives of water resource management, natural resources, environmental management, and land management projects and programs.

  • Lead development and distribution of newsletters, news releases, fact sheets, brochures, advertisements, promotional videos and other collateral materials for a variety of communication platforms, including internet and intranet web pages.

  • Lead development, implementation and facilitation of public meetings, public hearings, workgroups, site tours, media events, and other community events as appropriate.

  • Develop and manage social media, multi-media and various web projects and programs as appropriate.

  • Research, schedule and conduct interviews for development of articles and technical reports on various topics.

  • Develop, implement and analyze stakeholder and public opinion polls/surveys, focus groups and associated methods as needed.

  • Coordinate with clients, regulatory agencies and subcontractors as necessary.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal abilities for working in diverse team environments with staff, clients, and stakeholders.

  • Experience in the following technical areas preferred, but not required:

  • Technical writing and editing of complex integrated water resource programs and projects.

  • Major marketing campaigns and new business development.

  • Multi-media marketing and advertising campaigns.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in journalism, public relations, agricultural communications, political science, English, or a closely related field; Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5 or more years of experience in the following subject matter areas preferred, but not required:

  • California water resources (including river systems/water-related infrastructure and applicable laws/policies/regulations) and Federal planning processes.

  • Surface water, groundwater, and recycled water supply projects.

  • Flood management and conveyance.

  • Western U.S. water resources industry, infrastructure and applicable laws, policies and regulations.

  • California Native American Tribes, Environmental Justice, and Disadvantaged Communities.

  • Natural resource management and environmental restoration.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Public Participation Consultant

Primary Location: United States-California-Sacramento

Other Locations: United States-California-Fresno

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190002KD