City of Tampa

Supervisor-Communications and Conservation (#001655) S16

$36.33-$54.48 Hourly / $6,297.20-$9,443.20 Monthly / $75,566.40-$113,318.40 Yearly


Nature Of Work

Under direction, the employee performs supervisory activities including the scheduling, assignment, and review of office and field work involving communications and conservation. Considerable initiative and independent judgment are required in determining what, when and how to communicate to best serve the needs of the department/division. Tact, discretion and courtesy are extremely important in discharging assigned duties. Work involves liaison and coordination with department, division, other city personnel and the general public. Work is reviewed through conferences, observations, reports submitted, and results obtained. This is an unclassified position.

Examples of Duties

Plans, assigns, supervises, trains and reviews the work of subordinate employees  engaged in communications and conservation.

Recommends employment, promotion, transfer, discipline, demotion and dismissal of subordinate employees as necessary; responds to requests for leave; serves as initial  respondent to grievances; completes employee performance appraisals; administers discipline as required.

Responds to requests from the general public; provides responses to questions and complaints from the public concerning departmental/divisional operations and facilities.

Coordinates requests for department/division personnel for participation in public  events; provides department/division employees to schools, science fairs, etc.

Provides educational materials and opportunities on request; maintains library of  relevant materials; makes brochures and handouts related to the department/ division available for dissemination to interested parties.

Ensures communication plan is executed properly; prepares and distributes department newsletter; provides continuous improvement program updates; provides  informational video announcements; provides communications to external stakeholders.

Primary point of contact for and liaison to the Communications Director; ensures established departmental compliance with established communications policies, procedure and directives.

Maintain department website; review websites for content accuracy and navigation improvements.

Assist in planning, facilitating, and executing public outreach activities including neighborhood and community feedback sessions as needed.

Draft press materials across mainstream and community-based communication channels.

Initiate press outreach per citywide communications plan/expectations to increase positive messaging on a more routine basis.

Support and initiate visibility for department activities and major projects; lead messaging for projects prioritizing the benefit to the public.

Track City Council requests and initiatives and provide greater visibility and affirmative positive coverage of progress Guide the publication and release of reports, including community outreach as needed.

Provide support for all public engagement and outreach as needed.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: department programs and portfolio; mainstream and community-based media channels.

Comprehensive ability to: plan, assign, supervise and review the work of subordinate personnel; make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public; deal with the public in an effective manner; prepare and present clear and concise reports both orally and in writing; maintain records using a variety of source materials; utilize written and oral communications in an effective  manner; understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; professionally represent the department/division and the city; exercise independent judgment in determining what, when, and how to effect communications; communicate effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders.

Extensive skills in: organization of communications and public relations materials and  programs; use of computers (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); video production; interpersonal relations; effective writing and communication; writing and summarizing complex materials for publication; scheduling.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, advertising, journalism, or a related field and 1 year of experience as the primary communications person with responsibility for external communications to include media interaction.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

CLASS: 001655; EST: 1/20/2022; REV: 1/20/2022;