|PUBLIC AWARENESS SPECIALIST|
|SEIU Professional Non-Exempt|
|Provides administrative support and promotes public awareness in the area of Stormwater and lake management. A person assigned to this class is responsible for developing, coordinating, and presenting public education and information projects for the Stormwater Utility Bureau in an attempt to lessen environmental impacts made by citizens. Transports and arranges displays at exhibit-type functions. Maintains database and evaluates available data to determine factors to base Stormwater fee upon. Work is performed under general supervision of Bureau Chief and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports and results obtained. Assignments are usually performed with general instructions, guidance and minimal supervision.|
|Provides public information about lake water quality, Stormwater management and improvement projects through public presentations, development and use of flyers and brochures, telephone conversations and articles.
Maintains the Stormwater database for yearly billing of the Stormwater fee. This entails identification and research of any new parcels, parcel splits, parcel merges, annexations, building or demolition permits and other development requiring a change to the fee.
Produces meaningful, informative and education displays.
Promotes and supports citizen volunteer program to maintain and increase the amount of lakes being monitored in the City. Provides training and support for volunteers to become proficient in lake water sampling.
Works on special projects as assigned by Bureau Chief such as Stormwater fee appeals, itemized customer lists, citizen/customer mailing projects, specific research, and analytical assignments.
Participates in various educational projects related to Stormwater and lake management. Examples are: topic related conferences, environmental events such as Earth day, lake shoreline cleanups, and participation in related associations and committees.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Ability to design and construct creative, professional looking exhibits to be used in front of the public.
Ability to lift, handle and carry equipment and supplies used for public information displays. This includes large 4' x 8' display boards, easels, boxes, handouts and various supplies.
Working knowledge of architectural and engineering construction plans.
Considerable knowledge of engineering terminology.
Skill in the effective utilization of personal computers.
Skill in performing technical computations and statistics, analyzing complex data and preparing reports based on findings.
Ability to read and interpret a wide variety of maps, plans, aerial photographs, survey notes and other cartographic records.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
|Associate degree in biology, environmental science, or closely related field, and two (2) years experience in the environmental/natural science field, and some experience in public education/presentations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Valid Florida Driver's License required.
05/17/99 - ATS (created)