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Senior Public Information Specialist

Posted on 12/27/2012
Company: Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
Location: CA-Orange United States
Job Type: Full Time Employee
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 6-8 years
Pay Rate: $23.68-$36.27/hour
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Job Description

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the county’s primary transportation agency. OCTA creates, funds and delivers efficient transportation for Orange County. We keep Orange County moving with extensive bus and paratransit service, Metrolink commuter rail service, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, motorist services and freeway, street and road improvement projects. OCTA began in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. OCTA is dedicated to its organizational mission and core values. OCTA’s mission is to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance quality of life and keep Orange County moving. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication, customer focus, and can-do spirit.

The Position
-Writes, edits, and proofreads public information collateral in support of agency programs and services.
-Develops highly creative writing for marketing/promotional programs that are effective in achieving marketing goals. Copywriting projects include promotional collateral, fact sheets, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, webpages, and video scripts.
-Researches trends and customer comments to formulate messaging strategies and approach, and recommends changes or enhancements to copy.
-Consults with other agency departments to determine project/program status, issues, services, etc. and prepares preliminary communication drafts for approval.
-Obtains additional background and current development information through research and interviews.
-Creates written presentations for agency board meetings, public events, and internal uses. Provides copy writing support services for internal staff related to internal and external publications.
-Acts as project manager for special projects that focus on improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of communication and information dissemination for the agency.
-Drafts speaking points for executive and Board members.
-Edits and proofreads copy to ensure correct spelling, grammar and punctuation for marketing projects.
-Maintains current facts regarding agency programs and services for use in marketing department projects and agency documents and publications.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in marketing/advertising or related field with approximately five to eight years of progressively responsible experience in marketing/advertising with an emphasis in copy writing. Experience in the transportation industry, government or non-profit environment is helpful.

Compensation and Benefits
OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. The specific features of this package include: medical, dental and vision insurance; paid retirement; vacation and holiday pay; life insurance; deferred compensation plan; short-term and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts; educational reimbursement; flex time schedules; and ergonomic/wellness programs. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Application and Selection Process
The deadline to apply for this position is Thursday, January 31, 2013. For further information about this exciting career opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at We are unable to accept resumes in lieu of an online application. OCTA does not sponsor H1B or other work visas. For additional information, please contact the Employment office at (714) 560-5600. OCTA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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