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Public Communications Specialist - Bechtel Corporation, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP)

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* Requisition ID: 203539
- Position Title: Public Communications Specialist, BGCAPP (203539)
- Project: Blue Grass
- Location: Richmond, KY
- Relocation Authorized: National – Family
- US Citizenship Required: Yes
- Surety Program: UAP
- Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherance to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements

Project Description:

This project office is located in the city of Richmond, KY with the Plant site located approximately 5 miles away on the Blue Grass Army Depot. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment and successfully go through a government screening process. Unescorted access required. Candidate must successfully clear National Agency Check (NAC). Must be able to work safely at Plant site location. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

During operations, this project will be subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

Role Overview:

The successful candidate will produce newsletters for project staff, to include researching story ideas, taking photos, editing, layout and obtaining necessary approvals prior to publication. As the primary duty of this position, the editor will be responsible for the publishing and distribution process. The Public Communications Specialist reports to and receives general operations and functional direction from a Communications Manager and/or Senior Communications Specialist.

Principal responsibilities:

- Maintains frequent contact with individuals internal and external to Bechtel at all levels including senior management, division and project management, and client personnel to gather content for publications and to keep abreast of information about the project.
- Maintains contact with media representatives and client personnel external to Bechtel to respond to requests for information.
- Coordinates tours of the plant site with the client as well as with plant Systemization and Operations staff, ensuring necessary background checks are performed and Personal Protective Equipment is utilized.
- Writes news and feature stories for a project publication. Independently researches story ideas, conducts interviews with project staff or with persons external to Bechtel, and coordinates necessary photography in support of the article. Responsible for layout/design of publications and distribution to the workforce and other recipients.
- Responds to the more sensitive or complex requests for information from internal and external sources on the project’s current activities, historical items, and general background facts.
- Develops new ideas and angles of interest for Public Communications projects for supervisor review.
- Interfaces with local charitable organizations or coordinates community stewardship events.
- Develops layout and design for newspaper ads.
- Develops and designs collateral materials for environmental public notices.
- Takes project photos used for progress reports and public outreach efforts.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or related field.
- In lieu of formal degree, six years of related experience in print or broadcast journalism, public affairs or public relations is required.
- Must be a US Citizen.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Thorough knowledge of journalism styles and thorough familiarity with English grammar rule. Proficient skills in editing and proofreading.
- Knowledge of photographic and visual composition.
- Knowledge of press release formulation and style.
- Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications.
- Demonstrated skill in use of Social Media.
- Demonstrated skill in graphic design
- Demonstrated skill in use of Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and PowerPoint software.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of printing processes and reproduction methods.
- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software products including InDesign, Photoshop and Politemail.
- Must be willing to submit 2-3 writing or graphic design samples upon request.

Surety Program:

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

____ This position requires admittance into the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program on Blue Grass Army Depot (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, Urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements as established by Army Regulation 50-6 (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety).

X This position requires admittance into the Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, medical examination, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personal accountability standards as established by Army Regulation 50-6 (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety) and the BGAD Commander.

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Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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