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Public Affairs Specialist - Part Time

Public Affairs Specialist - Part Time

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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.


The NV5 community outreach division has an immediate opening for an experienced part time public affairs/community relations specialist to manage, coordinate and implement public and business outreach for a public agency capital improvement project in Corona, CA.

Position will begin as a part-time, temporary with approximately 18 hours per week (on average). Winning candidate has the option to work out of the NV5 Corona, Irvine or San Diego office or home office.


The primary duties of the public outreach specialist include development and implementation of a communications plan, including target audience strategy, media relations and tracking, collateral material, public notification, business outreach, project updates, information line monitoring/response, contact databases, and activity reporting. This position requires creative thinking, excellent writing skills, the ability to work independently, attention to detail, the ability to complete tasks within tight deadlines and the ability to juggle multiple priorities.


Tasks include:

  • Development of public notices, press releases, project informational materials (fact sheet, FAQ, newsletter), signs, posters, newsletter in multiple media (print, online, presentation).
  • Conduct stakeholder/business coordination and conflict resolution (in-person visits, phone calls, email); monitor and track inquiry and communication log.
  • Coordinate mailing list development; create stakeholder email database.
  • Coordinate with graphic designer to prepare collateral materials.
  • Plan and staff open house event.
  • Attend construction management meetings.
  • Prepare press releases.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum 4 years of related experience.
  • Open to occasional travel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with knowledge of AP style.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, conceptual, organizational and problem solving abilities.
  • Service and client-oriented personality with the ability to handle multiple assignments at a time and meet set deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of the City of Corona, Riverside County/California Inland Empire region, public agencies, public policy, capital improvement project construction and water, wastewater and environmental issues.
  • Knowledge of Google and social media analytics, experience using social networking platforms and developing content in a business setting and experience with social media advertising and marketing is a plus!

About the NV5 Community Relations Division The NV5 community relations team creates and executes targeted communication and public outreach campaigns for public affairs, water, construction and environmental programs. Our communication professionals specialize in developing strategies to educate the public, promote awareness and increase support for the long-term success of public agency projects.

We combine traditional public outreach methods with innovative outreach tools, technologies and social media platforms. The ultimate goal of our work is to quickly identify community outreach challenges and opportunities and implement communication solutions to ensure the project’s success.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.