$1,529 - $2,252 per week ($79,498 to $117,083 estimated annual)
This posting has an application deadline of Friday, December 22, 2017
The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.
Currently, the Communications Department seeks a Government and Community Affairs Officer who will focus on outreach in support of the San Mateo County Transit District
(SamTrans), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA). We seek an outgoing, experience professional who will coordinate, execute and advocate action plans for the Caltrain, SamTrans, and TA at local, regional, state and federal levels as well as liaise with community stakeholder groups on behalf of SamTrans, Caltrain and the TA. In this hands on role, the selected candidate will prepare state and federal legislative programs focused on objectives associated with policy and regulatory issues facing Caltrain, SamTrans, and the TA as well as identify community concerns/issues that impact Caltrain, SamTrans and the TA and provide strategic counsel to the Director.
The Government and Community Affairs Officer will meet with local, state, regional and federal government officials, garner support for the agencys’ legislative and policy agenda and capital plans/projects as well as coordinate activities that support a board coalition of local, regional, state and national third-party advocates. Responsibilities will include identifying media related activities that advance the agencies’ capital projects and planning efforts and monitoring legislative activities and reporting progress plus outreach activities for capital projects and planning efforts. We seek a strong communicator who can assist with the creation of public engagement campaigns as well as draft and make presentations to local civic and community-based organizations.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or a related field plus three (3) years of experience in the field of Communications, Public Relations, or Community Outreach required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheel paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, also is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.