Communications Specialist

Company: Florida State Parks (Department of Environmental Protection)


Contact Person: Jerri French, [email protected]

Application Deadline: February 25, 2024


DEP is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual with strong writing skills and excellent customer service to assist in performing communication and outreach activities for the Division of Recreation and Parks (DRP) which includes Florida State Parks. As a leader in outdoor recreation, Florida State Parks span the entire state with 175 parks and trails. Promoting DRP’s achievements through outreach, marketing and social media is critical to the overall success of Florida State Parks, the only state park system in the United States to be recognized four times with the gold medal award for excellence in recreation management. The DRP communications team this individual will join is charged with sharing the success and benefits of the system to various audiences through storytelling which focuses on the Florida State Park’s Mission: “To provide resource-based recreation, while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.” This is in addition to supporting proactive communication on DRP’s role in providing leadership for outdoor recreation in Florida. This position will schedule up to 40 hours per week.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communications.
  • Integrated marketing communications strategies.
  • Principles, methods and techniques of successful communication plan development and implementation.
  • Use of current media and technology in communications.

Skill in:

  • Development and management of agency and division-wide communication and marketing initiatives.
  • Development, review, evaluation and production of a variety of integrated communication programs.

Ability to:

  • Write, edit and review brochures, publications, newsletters, blogs, presentations and webinars, videos and animated clips, web and social
    media content and other agency, partner and public information materials.
  • Work independently.
  • Handle multiple tasks.
  • Utilize problem solving techniques and apply critical thinking skills.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally.
  • Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Develop and maintain good public relations internally and externally.
  • Work with all levels of management as well as the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Apply innovation and creativity to the development and management of new programming.
  • Collect, organize, evaluate and analyze data.
  • Manage programs and deliver results based on project goals and apply time management best practices.
  • Use computer software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Travel.
  • Maintain a valid driver license.

How to Apply

Job Originally Posted on: Tuesday, February 20, 2024