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Net Zero Communications Liaison

Idaho National Laboratory

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Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 25, 2022
Reference Code: 18303
Looking for a job that builds positive change in the world? Help Idaho National Laboratory realize its carbon-free future. The lab's new Net Zero Director is looking for a Net Zero Communications Liaison to share progress toward INL's goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2031.
Our team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our WCB facility with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • The Communications Liaison consults on standard processes for sharing the organization's successes, helping its authorities build and tailor their messages to effectively reach target audiences.
  • Stay up to date on organization developments and work to anticipate communication needs.
  • Works with requestors to understand target audiences, choose effective communication channels, and refine messages appropriately.
  • Creates fact sheets, marketing material, news releases, website content, newsletters, social media, videos, talking points, FAQs.
  • Also guides presentations and event promotion; coordinate with INL's Communications department; and facilitate news media interactions.
  • As an employee based in one organization and working for another, the liaison will maintain regular contact with both home org and work org to understand priorities and the availability of specialized staff.
Minimum Requirements:
PR03: Bachelor's degree in technical discipline with emphasis in communications plus 5 years of related experience OR advanced degree and 3 years related experience.
PR04: Bachelor's degree in technical discipline with emphasis in communications plus 8 years of related experience OR advanced degree and 6 years of related experience.
Prefer completed degree program in technical discipline with emphasis in communications.
Other desired degree programs include communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a field related to technical communications.
Related experience includes, but is not limited to:
  • Experience with science or engineering public communication.
  • Experience in public involvement in technical or scientific issues, as well as writing and producing materials for the general public.
  • Requires ability to understand technical principles and communicate technical topics in simple terms.
  • Able to negotiate with researchers to achieve mutually agreeable communications materials.
  • Must demonstrate excellent writing skills, familiarity with AP Style, and excellent oral, digital, social media and visual communications skills.
Other skill areas:
  • Able to manage several projects at once, work independently under general direction, and demonstrate good judgement on diverse problems.
  • Must understand news judgment and be able to prioritize work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must have good relationship management and organizational skills to effectively manage collaboration with colleagues.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 190/210
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
COVID Safety Protocols:
As a condition of employment, INL will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.
INL has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with INL's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview

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About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.