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Community Affairs Coordinator

By April 28, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Bend

Oregon Department of Transportation

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Department of Transportation

Salary Range:

$4,131 – $6,332

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Position Title:

Community Affairs Coordinator

Job Description:

Public Affairs Specialist 1 – Community Affairs Coordinator

Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 4
Project Delivery Section

The role:

Apply today to be a community affairs coordinator! In this role, you will serve as a spokesperson for Region 4 transportation projects from the planning phase through construction. You will also lead public outreach campaigns to area businesses, residents, other community members and representatives, elected officials and emergency services personnel for a portfolio of projects.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

  • Work with project teams, construction staff, leadership and local agencies to ensure public involvement goals are met.
  • Participate as a key member on project teams and work with planning staff, project leaders and managers to develop public involvement and communication plans.
  • Ensure project information notices are updated and shared.
  • Develop and maintain awareness about communities that may be impacted during construction and communicate that to leaders.
  • Visit project areas and communicate updates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Plan and attend public meetings and offer suggestions for creative and informative sessions.
  • Serve as a liaison to local governments, affected property owners, residents and businesses on project related and general transportation issues.
  • Produce or oversee a wide variety of print, radio, video, website, emails and other forms of communication with the public information officer to show support of projects.
  • Attend and provide input at contractor meetings to assist with communication and collaboration needs.
  • Keep detailed documentation of project involvement including summary reports, media coverage and communication plans.
  • Work is performed in an office environment with frequent day or overnight travel throughout central Oregon and requires a flexible work schedule. Remote work options available!
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Bend, Oregon!

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What we need:

Three years technical or higher-level experience directly related to the position under recruitment.


A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, public relations, marketing, journalism, or the behavioral or social sciences or related degree.

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  

  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with public engagement.
  • Experience with editing web pages.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective collaborator.

How to apply:

  • Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
  • Complete the following required steps:
    • Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.
    • Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section above.
      • Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages.
        Please address your cover letter to Robert Townsend, Area Manager.
      • Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section may receive lower scores than those that addressed the desired qualities.
    • If you are an external applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
    • Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.
  • After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

Need help?

For questions, email Nikki Hlavinka at: ODOTRecruitmentNH@odot.oregon.gov.

The fine print:

  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.
  • We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
  • Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
  • We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.
  • We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
  • You will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.

To apply for this job email your details to ODOTrecruitmentNH@odot.oregon.gov

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