Public Affairs Specialist

02 Jun, 2021


Public Affairs Specialist

RSI Entech (LLC)
Morgantown, WV

RSI Entech (LLC) is recruiting for a Public Affairs Specialist to provide ongoing assistance in community outreach activities that support the US Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management.

RSI is a premier contractor providing high-quality technical services to the federal government. RSI’s success is based on our attention to safety and customer satisfaction. In all we do, either in corporate management or in our services to our clients, we seek for the most effective and efficient approaches to provide value.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Perform and coordinate public affairs support for LM sites with contractor operations staff and federal clients
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement programs and activities that inform and engage the public, industry, and all levels of government about DOE’s activities
  • Create community involvement plans, including identification of and targeted outreach to priority audiences, key issues, and recommended messages and communications delivery methods
  • Write and prepare presentations, talking points, backgrounders, fact sheets, press releases, news stories, technical reports, outreach publications, brochures, digital content and other printed and electronic materials intended for distribution to external audiences
  • Develop, implement, and facilitate meetings and events that inform stakeholders about LM’s work, mission, and priorities
  • Plan, coordinate logistics, and produce support for public meetings, tours, open houses, and special events
  • Gather stakeholder input via as face-to-face conversations, event surveys, and email input and sharing results
  • Participate in local community events (e.g. cultural activities, STEM gatherings, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Exceptional organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail; responsible, proactive, and self-motivated; safety conscious, careful, and thorough; comfortable working alone, both in the field and in the office
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles, concepts and techniques in specified field of science.
  • Skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks under general supervision and guidance.
  • Microsoft Office applications (especially but not exclusively Excel); will train to use other applications (EDGE,EQuIS, WinSitu…)
  • Ability to organize own work independently in order to meet established objectives, using discretion in performing duties.
  • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.


Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or similar with more than 4 years of applicable experience.

  • Conducting public affairs and community outreach activities.
  • Writing and developing content for owned media.
  • Event Planning and facilitation
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information in layperson’s terms
  • Software Proficiency

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of uranium-related issues
  • Experience working as a federal government contractor
  • Photography and videography experience
  • Media relations experience


Skills and capabilities needed to perform this position:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Proven problem-solving, decision-making, and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation
  • Strong attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to interact and communicate complex information with diverse technical and nontechnical stakeholder groups in easily understandable format and tailored to audiences
  • Organized with ability to prioritize and manage client expectations across multiple, competing projects/priorities with aggressive due dates and quick turn-around times
  • Can-do attitude and collaborative work style; flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to distill complex technical information into understandable and engaging content
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of time


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (Sedentary Work):

Sedentary Work Category – The employee exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to touch or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

RSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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Job posted: 2021-06-02