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The California Desert District Office is located in Moreno Valley; a semi-arid region of western Riverside County just southwest of the San Bernardino Mountains and National Forest and southeast of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest. Moreno Valley is conveniently located about an hour from everything – mountains, desert and beaches. The community is surrounded by several other communities including Redlands, Riverside, Colton, San Bernardino, Banning, and Yucaipa. It is an hour north of Murrieta and Temecula’s wine country, 45 minutes west of Palm Springs, and one hour east of coastal communities like Newport Beach. There are ski areas, mountain lakes, wilderness areas and the Pacific Crest Trail just an hour away. Average annual high temperature is 76 degrees with an average low of 49 degrees. An average of about ten inches of rain falls in any given year, making the weather great for year-round outdoor activity. Read all about Moreno Valley at www.moreno-valley.ca.us.
- Serves as the lead Public Affairs Officer for the California Desert District, leading a unique program with national significance representing the entire range of programmatic issues regarding the district at the national level.
- The incumbent must maintain an up‐to‐date understanding of both regional and national level policy issues as well as understand the roles and positions of various stakeholders and elected officials on policy issues.
- Implements pro‐active and reactive communication plans to disseminate information about frequently controversial or complicated programs, correct misperceptions and enhance public understanding of BLM policies and actions.
- Identifies internal and external target audiences at the local and national level and develops the full suite of communications tools and products to reach those audiences.
- Analyzes BLM information needs and recommends strategies, programs and products needed to communicate with the media, constituent groups, other agencies, elected officials and the BLM workforce.
- Serves as a liaison between the BLM and DOI, Members of Congress, and their respective personal office and committee staffs, on all matters of legislative and Congressional interest related to the program.
- Prepares press and informational releases for distribution to the public and to local and national media outlets, including articles, op‐eds, content for the internet and social media or feature items on both technical and non‐technical aspects of the program.
- Executes special projects to meet particular public information, education, and cooperative relations needs; and prepares speeches and public statements for the key agency personnel.
- Implements a strategic and dynamic new media and web presence for National BLM programs in concert with the existing national social media program, based on industry trends, best practices, and forward‐looking communication technologies.
Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Occasional travel is required utilizing government vehicles and commercial or chartered aircraft. Writing and editing assignments require a degree of concentration and often include working under extremely tight deadlines with considerable outside pressure.
Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office environment in an urban setting. Occasional field assignments are required to gather information and carry out the communications program.
Occasional travel - For meetings, training, and site visits.
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