To help out my employer, the City of Calgary, I’ve been posting some of the positions available in Communications. Here’s one that is currently posted and closes DECEMBER 14, 2012:

Basic Job Information
Posting Title: Communication Strategist
Business Unit/Section: Calgary Fire Department/Public Affairs
Location: 4124 – 11 Street S.E.
Union/Position: CUPE Local 38/Permanent #00102522
Compensation: Pay Grade 12
$35.58 – 39.13 – 41.09 – 43.14 – 45.29 – 47.56 per hour
Hours of Work: This position works a standard 35 hour work week.

Business Unit Information
The Calgary Fire Department (CFD), one of Canada’s top emergency response departments, serves the community through excellence in prevention, education, protection and safety. As international fire services leaders, our members display teamwork, pride, professionalism and respect to enhance the health, safety and vitality of our community.

Reporting to the Manager, Public Affairs, this position provides strategic communications counsel and planning to support business goals and help clients enhance their relationships with stakeholders. The Communications Strategist will be a well-rounded generalist operating at the high end of competencies with senior experience in all facets of marketing and communications. Responsibilities include:
Develop communications and marketing strategies that support strong relationship building with key internal stakeholders including City business units, employees and project teams.
Create and implement communication plans, which directly support the business unit’s high profile initiatives and projects.
Provide strategic communications counsel, using best practices, to support administration in proactively identifying and mitigating issues.
Develop, maintain and/or implement communications tactics that support communications strategies (i.e. briefing notes, print materials, digital content).
Measure and analyze all communication and marketing strategies.

The successful applicant must possess a degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business or a related discipline. This position requires six years of progressive experience in communications and strategic planning. A designation in Accredited Business Communicator (ABC), Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), and/or Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP) would be considered assets. Success in this position requires strong communication, project management, judgment, analytical thinking, performance measurement, accountability and issue identification skills. The applicant must possess the ability to apply strategic communication principles across diverse business functions, identify sensitive issues and give advice to senior managers on managing issues. Strong business literacy and acumen, the ability to contribute as a team member, and apply strategic communications planning skills are essential.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
Only education obtained from an accredited institution will be recognized as meeting the minimum qualifications.


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