publicaffairs | Public Outreach Specialist in Augusta, ME

Public Outreach Specialist

  • Applus+
  • $44,360.00 - 83,020.00 / Year *
  • 11 Lipman Rd
  • Augusta, ME 04330
  • Full-Time
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Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence. Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry. Together beyond standards. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Position Purpose

The Public Outreach Specialistposition is responsible for the development, implementation of standard communication plans: performing related tasks to help with the overall project management support and extension of outreach material and communication development.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and implement standard communication plans to be utilized when wor1dng with state and local government representatives, and regulatory agencies to ensure project objectives and deliverables are met without disruption or delay. Utilize advanced problem identification and resolution and relationship building skills to direct project enabling quick decision making and strategic, proactive implementation of action plans. Leverage strong relationships with municipalities, state entities, and customers in order to foster consistent communication between the Project teams and affected parties. Anticipate and interpret the Company and customer requirements to set strategic direction related to public outreach plans and standardization of Project organization processes and procedures related to communications strategies and messaging during the planning, design, permitting and construction process. Interface with the project personnel to insure all updates are correct and clear. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Not Applicable

Knowledge and Skills

Education and Work Experience

3 years practical experience in journalism, marketing, communications, environmental permitting, construction communications, or other relevant experience. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for communications, environmental sciences, journalism or marketing, or related degree. Willing to work with the public directly to manage and resolve complex issues associated with construction activities. Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Hold a valid U.S. state drivers' license.

Certificates and Licenses Required

Not Applicable

Physical Activities and Requirements

The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion. Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound. In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

Working Conditions

The physical environment requires the employee to work inside an office environment, protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume. Ability to travel locally on a daily basis.


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.