BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Communications Specialist

Regular Full-Time
Competition No. 18-48

Internal/External Opportunity
This position is exempt from the Union

Located adjacent to downtown Victoria, Esquimalt is a residential community (population 17,000) with extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities, schools and commercial services.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative Communications Specialist to join our team.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the successful candidate will have a strong strategic and community relations focus and will lead the development and implementation of effective corporate communications, media, and public relations activities. You will oversee the creation and implementation of dynamic Township communications strategies and activities; oversee graphic standards and other written materials; promote success stories; and provide communications support in emergency situations.  You will also liaise between departments, agencies, and partners, and ensure all communications are executed and evaluated. 

Your qualifications include a degree in communications or public relations and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience, preferably in a municipal environment.  A thorough understanding of the technologies and tools specific to the development of communications materials, websites, and social media platforms is required.  You have considerable knowledge of strategic communications, a keen sense of design, and excellent verbal and written communication skills to round out your technical skill set. 

During the recruitment process top applicants will be requested to provide a current Police Information Check (PIC).

We offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position.

Annual Salary:   $76,497 - $86,929 (2019 rates)

Prior to applying, please visit our website at to view the job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities.

If you are highly motivated with a passion for community and an interest in public service, and possess the above education, experience and skills, please submit your resume and cover letter quoting Competition No. 18-48 to by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
1229 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC   V9A 3P1
t. 250-414-7101
f. 250-414-7111

Location: Esquimalt, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Communications
Posted: December 5, 2018, 3:33 pm
Expires: January 7, 2019, 4:00 pm