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Communications & Public Relations Officer - Mayor's Office
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

July 23, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: J0621-1442 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Innovation, Strategy & Intergovernmental Relations
Job Description: The City of Abbotsford has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team as the Communications & Public Relations Officer. Working in the Executive Office, you will provide communications and public relations support to the Mayor, Council and the City of Abbotsford as we continue to grow as the “hub of the Fraser Valley”.

Our organization depends on the strength of relationship building and being effective and diplomatic in interactions with key stakeholders, fellow staff members and the public. Within the strategic communication framework, you will meet a variety of challenges to ensure the Mayor and Council’s vision for Abbotsford is communicated across a diverse stakeholder group through a multitude of media channels.
Duties: Writing speeches, briefing notes and correspondence, developing press releases and public advisories, organizing press conferences, and supporting excellent media and government relations, are key responsibilities of this role. The incumbent will be a highly efficient self-starter who values a team environment, and has great attention to detail. The ability to manage a busy and interesting workload, with potentially conflicting priorities, while providing excellent customer service is essential to the role. Experience with stakeholder and indigenous relations and/or having other language skills to help support Abbotsford’s diverse population is an asset.
Educational Requirements: As the ideal candidate, you will have:
• A university degree in Communications, Business Administration or Public Administration,
courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, or Political
Science are considered an asset.
• Minimum of three (3) years – five (5) years related experience in a government setting, with
a sound working knowledge of professional communication techniques and practices; and,
• Experience in communications, journalism, public affairs, or a related political science field,
knowledge of or experience with the legislative process and the Local Government Act
Additional Information: If you are an analytical person who is a good listener and looking for a position that will provide you with endless opportunities for growth and accelerated learning, apply now!

At the City of Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at www.abbotsford.ca/careers
Web Address: www.abbotsford.ca
Address: City of Abbotsford
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford BC V2T 1W7
E-mail: employment@abbotsford.ca
Fax: 604-864-5541
Opening Date: June 30, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: July 23, 2021 04:30 PM

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