Public Participation Specialist 1 - Grade 18

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This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 23 positions.

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Salary Information for Public Participation Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Public Participation Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Public Participation Specialist 2 21 $75,850 $96,173
Public Participation Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Public Participation Specialist 4 62 $100,845 $127,474

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Job Duties

As a Public Participation Specialist 1, you would provide non-engineering technical assistance and information to consultants, public officials, and the regulated community in developing and implementing non-engineering aspects of regulatory, non-regulatory, and remedial programs related to solid and hazardous materials, site remediation, water resources, construction management, air resources, or pollution prevention; assist in the development, coordination and implementation of media strategies, programs, and events; work on sections of many programs, or concentrate on a single program for some length of time; work with program staff to establish opportunities for public involvement and follow-through; help to plan, schedule and monitor remedial action activities to ensure that adequate time and opportunities are included for public input; gather and assist in the analysis of data for reports on public input; assist in the preparation of responsiveness summaries; develop communications networks; identify interested and affected citizens or groups and seek their concerns; develop mailing lists for distribution of information; aid in the development and maintenance of document and information databases; develop and maintain directories of agencies, individuals, consultants and organizations involved in the agency's issues; participate in advisory committees; coordinate and facilitate public meetings, workshops, conferences, hearings, and participate in the activities of advisory groups, as needed; attend meetings of other groups, as needed; meet individually with concerned citizens and government officials; assist in handling and responding to correspondence and calls from individuals or groups seeking or providing information; aid in the preparation and distribution of brochures, booklets, audio-visual materials and displays, newsletters, technical reports, summaries, and other educational and informational materials; assist in monitoring public opinion of the agency's activities; track media coverage of agency's activities; and may act as spokesperson for a program or administrator, preparing public relations materials, working with consultants, and acting as a contact person or coordinator among various agencies, interest groups, and the public.

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