Parsons Corporation Public Outreach Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana
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Parsons is seeking an experienced Public Outreach Specialist in both Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky to support our growing portfolio of major transportation projects in the Midwest by helping to lead and execute communication plans for major transportation projects . The position involves public outreach and communications support for complex transportation infrastructure projects during the preliminary design/NEPA phase and construction. With the goal of creating project understanding, as well as positive project perception, the position will require expert skill and experience in a variety of internal and external communication strategies, plus the ability to create strong relationships with impacted residents and businesses, community/business organizations, elected officials, regulatory agencies, the client-owner and company-internal constituents.
What You'll Be Doing:
Develop an understanding of the project, key issues, and potential stakeholders and create a public involvement plan to meet the project team’s and client’s goals
Develop strategies and tactics to build project understanding, engagement and acceptance
Develop strategies and tactics to effectively and efficiently engage stakeholders
Prepare written and visual content for use in project communications, including press releases, social media posts, websites, presentations, handouts and brochures
Support public outreach events, including public meetings, committee meetings; attend community events
Represent projects and clients in public
What Required Skills You'll Bring:
4-year degree in Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, or Journalism (or equivalent)
Preferred 3-5 years of directly related work experience
Strong writing skills
Excellent communications skills
What Desired Skills You'll Bring:
Experience working in public sector communications highly desirable
Experience in media relations desirable
Experience with transportation/infrastructure projects desirable
Understanding the project development and NEPA processes desirable
Exemplary professional attitude and demonstrated ability to exercise excellent customer service and support, is required, as is the ability to interface effectively with a variety of people
Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.
A full-service engineering and construction firm, we work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.
$59,300.00 - $103,800.00
We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!
The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.
Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.
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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.
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