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Community Events Specialist - Community & Leisure Services - Position #1064

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$34,965 annually with additional vehicle and cell phone allowance
  • Posted Date:02/08/2019

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POSITION SUMMARY
This position is a responsible administrative position dealing with planning, organizing and assisting with various special events and programs of the Community and Leisure Services Division.  An employee in this position is responsible for developing and administering comprehensive countywide programs for all citizens of the county. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, corporate and foundation sponsor prospects to support Community Events and requires proficiency in graphic design, social media, website management and marketing. The incumbent must be a self-motivated conscientious and organized; must have supervisory experience plus budgetary knowledge.  This person must also have experience in public relations and program skills.  An employee in this class is also responsible for other work assignments given to them by the Community Events Manager.  This person assures that program objectives are accomplished under this department throughout the county.  This person must exercise independent judgment and ingenuity in accomplishing program objectives and interpreting the needs and desires of the public.

Work is typically performed sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending or crouching and requires frequent lifting of light objects and occasional lifting of heavy objects.  Employee must be able to climb ladders, distinguish among shades of color, and exhibit manual dexterity.

Work is performed in an office or stock room and outside where the employee is exposed to cold, heat and inclement weather.  Employee is exposed to dirt, dust, and noise.

Contacts are typically with co-workers in recreation, other county departments, community organizations and civic clubs, part-time and volunteer helpers and the general public.

Duties may require evening, weekend and holiday work due to scheduling special event activities.

Bachelor’s degree required.  B.S. Degree in Marketing or Public Relations or a related field and a minimum of five years of related experience preferred.  Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to five years of experience or service. Possession of or the ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license.

NATURE AND SCOPE
Successful performance in this position helps to assure the delivery of safe and enjoyable special event activities within the county. 

Guidelines consist of the Policies and Procedures of the county and of the Community & Leisure Services Division as well as instructions from Community Events Manager.  Most guidelines are clear and specific, but the employee does have to use interpretation in relation to special events.

The work of this position is to organize, supervise and solicit sponsorships for programs and specials events within the county.  The work includes many unrelated tasks and the work is made complex by the number and variety of things to be done; by the long and irregular hours; and by the demand for services that are increasing more rapidly than the resources.

Contacts are typically to exchange information that supports provision of special event services, coordinate programs and activities with the recreation department, local schools, and churches and provide information to the public about available services.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Plans, organizes, promotes, schedules, supervises, coordinates and participates in a diversified program of activities, special events, games, and programs related to all ages.

Supervises, trains and advises volunteer program assistants on different program aspects.  Assist in the selection of and training of necessary volunteers and instructors to meet the program demands; promotes the understanding by and cooperation with citizens and interested groups in designing and developing programs to meet the needs and interest of the county.

Analyzes and adapts program techniques and activities to meet the needs and request of the general public.

Advises the Community Events Manager on budget, purchasing, programs, reports, public relations and other matters; submits personnel, financial and program reports as needed.

Speaks to volunteer organizations and civic groups concerning department programs and activities.

Creates advertisements or other promotional material as it pertains to community events.

Attends school, workshops and related meetings and seminars as required.

Maintains inventories of program equipment and supplies and request for additional needs.

Maintains a complete record system of activities conducted, participation and any accident reports. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the Principles of Special Event Coordination.

Knowledge of First Aid and Safety Regulations.

Skill in written and oral communication.

Skill and proficiency in Microsoft programs, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

Skill in motivating and directing individuals

Skill in the operation of computer, copier, van, public address system and other related equipment.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required.  B.S. Degree in Marketing or Public Relations or a related field and a minimum of five years of related experience preferred.  Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to five years of experience or service. Possession of or the ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license.

Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov

Fax:     (706) 868-3301

 




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