Angeles National Forest, Supervisor's Office - Arcadia, California

Public Affairs Assistant

The Public Affairs Assistant performs developmental assignments in support of the Public Affairs program located on the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Assignments are designed to provide training in the public affairs functions for which the unit is responsible. The assistant will also receive formal and on-the job training in planning, organizing, and executing information, external relations, public involvement, and environmental education activities on the unit, to develop experience in various phases of public affairs. Some of the main tasks and goals include:

  • Represents the agency at community and educational events and formal and informal meetings to provide approved information to the public.
  • Prepares information releases for the press, radio, schools concerning the mission, programs, and activities of the Forest Service.
  • Drafts pamphlets, brochures, booklets, etc., and as directed, arranges for printing.
  • Coordinates with media on approved news and informational stories.
  • Prepares audio-visual programs, according to instructions, for both specific presentations and for broad repeated use.  
  • Assists in maintaining an external and internal website.  Assists in providing information to the public via agency approved social media methods.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree in fields such as public relations, public policy, communications, journalism, marketing, or a closely related field.
  • Strong candidates with an associate’s degree in one of these fields may be considered.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.  
  • Must have good writing skills.

Housing:

Housing in government facility available if needed, or modest stipend provided to cover local housing costs.

Transportation:

A driver’s license is required for work duties, and a personal vehicle is not needed. The workplace can be reached via public transportation. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!