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Staff Public Involvement Specialist (Stakeholder Engagement Specialist)

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Posted: 01/03/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 537073 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Travel: 25%

Candidate will sit in the Burns & Mc Downers Grove IL office - no hybrid/no remote work.
  • Coordinate communication efforts with the client
  • Develop communication deliverables as need by the program
  • Manage 800 number Inquiry line
    • Listen to the calls
    • Log the calls into the Comment/Inquiry database on the public website
    • Direct the call to the appropriate team for a response
    • Follow up with the owner of the comment
  • Website manage all incoming comments
    • Review comments/inquiries
    • Direct comments/inquiries to the appropriate team for a response
    • Follow up with the comment/inquiry owner if required
    • Produce reports on a regular basis from database
  • Public Information Website
    • Maintain content on website
    • Use website input tool to update content
  • Open Houses Support
    • Work with client and agencies to develop open house material
    • Set up open house event
    • Manage comment cards from public comment
  • Other media streams
    • Develop public notification language for various media sources
  • Support running reports for client and management
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, marketing, communications, land use planning or a related field
  • Valid driver's license required.  In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Design/presentation software experience a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to understand technical information and communicate that information to the public.
  • Basic analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Prior internship or related experience a plus.
  • Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Familiarity with Illinois social environment and community structures
  • 5 to 10 years professional experience.
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