Under the supervision of the Program Lead, Water / Wastewater Task Force.
Develop, execute and evaluate communication plans as identified by the Water / Wastewater Task Force (WWTF) project charter.
Develop and deliver presentations to Council and its committees, internal staff and the public. Promote the reduction of Inflow and Infiltration (I / I), water efficiency and the Water / Wastewater Asset Management Plan.
In liaison with the Communication and Community Engagement Division, develop and implement education and outreach materials (e.
g. flyers, website information, letters to affected customers, FAQ’s for the City’s 3-1-1 system, etc.) relating to the objectives of the WWTF program.
Work with staff from various CGS departments and external agencies to develop and implement the communication plan for the WWTF program.
Develop and conduct community outreach activities that promote I / I reduction, water efficiency, source protection, source control and other Water / Wastewater initiatives in various formats (e.
g. workshops, tours, information / display booths, special events, etc.).
Initiate contact with the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional sector to conduct development of the site-specific lateral disconnection programs.
Provide on-going maintenance and support.
Work with Conservation Sudbury and internal staff to develop and implement Education and Outreach programs related to Source Water Protection and storm water initiatives.
Work evenings and weekends, as required.
Communicate and share information with other municipalities regarding WWTF objectives.
Receive calls from the general public regarding WWTF initiatives and provide general information and respond to enquiries.
Escalate complaints to the Program Lead, Water / Wastewater Task Force.
Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial legislation listed therein.
Perform other related duties as required.
Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in Communications or Public Relations.
Up to six (6) months of related experience.
Experience working in a Water / Wastewater or Municipal environment is considered an asset.
Demonstrate strong organizational and communication abilities.
Knowledge of best practices within areas of responsibility.
Knowledge and understanding of public education and outreach strategies.
Knowledge and understanding of asset management strategies, water / wastewater issues and related legislation and regulations is an asset.
Proven ability to work with computer software and administrative systems in a Windows environment (e.g. file maintenance, word processing, computerized spreadsheet applications, presentation software, information input and retrieval, etc.).
Proficiency using presentation and design software to create educational material and videos.
Must provide, at own cost, a current Vulnerable Sector Check.
Excellent use of English and French; verbally and in writing.
Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.
Note : A Vulnerable Sector Check will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice. Please do not submit your Vulnerable Sector Check with your application.