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Oregon Department of Energy is a government agency that conducts emergency preparedness, facility sitting, storage, and efficient devices programs. The department's mission is to lead Oregon to a safe, clean, equitable, and sustainable energy future. Oregon Department of Energy is accountable for energy production, conservation, and other related safety & environmental impact. Oregon Legislative Assembly established the Oregon Department of Energy in 1975, and its headquarter is located in Salem, Oregon, United States. The department was established due to recommendations of numerous task forces and research groups over several years. Hydropower is the biggest renewable energy resource in Oregon, which is followed by natural gas and coal. Oregon Department of Energy provides highly competitive pay packages, paid vacations, healthcare benefits, and other perks to its employees.

Job Description

Do you enjoy developing creative internal and external communications and websites? Are you skilled at writing, editing, and simplifying complex information to reach a wider public audience? Do you like creating data visualizations and infographics? If this sounds like you, join our dynamic team! Working at ODOE: At the Oregon Department of Energy, we're helping to shape the state's energy future. Our team is dedicated to keeping Oregon on the leading edge of renewable energy and efficiency while supporting energy innovation, investment, and resilience. From helping individual Oregonians save energy at home to overseeing the state's interests in the world's largest environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington, our work is challenging, rewarding, and diverse. We work with developers and communities on proposed energy facilities, with schools and manufacturers looking to save energy and money, and with other agencies and stakeholders on meeting the challenges of climate change. Oregon is one of the most energy efficient states in the country, routinely landing near the top of annual national rankings. ODOE is committed to helping Oregon remain an energy leader, and that starts with hiring smart, engaged team members who are ready to deliver for Oregonians. What you will do: This position is part of ODOE’s Communications Team. The Communications Team is responsible for the agency’s public outreach, education, and information programs and the agency’s websites, social media, podcast, publications, and other communications tools and products. This position focuses on communications work with the Planning and Innovation Division (P&I) at the agency, collaborating on how to best inform stakeholders and the general public about P&I’s work. You will develop and implement internal and external communication programs, provide public information, develop educational materials, assist in outreach efforts, and more. You will write, edit, and create material for a variety of outlets, including social media. You will also support the agency podcast, design visual materials for a variety of audiences, and assist in handling routine media requests. This position also supports the agency’s emergency operations procedures for nuclear and other energy-related emergencies. What's in it for you! Join a great group of individuals who are passionate about leading Oregon to a safe, clean, and sustainable energy future. We offer excellent benefits including full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. This is a permanent full-time position that is not represented by a union. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related degree and two years professional level experience in Public Relations or Affairs. OR Five years experience in Public Relations or Affairs; two of the five years must have been at the professional level. The most successful candidate will have the following skills and experience: Writing, editing, and designing educational materials, brochures, press releases, speeches, and reports. Using a variety of communications mediums, including social media, podcasts, blogs, videos, data visualization software, and infographics. Communicating effectively with a wide variety of audiences to share and simplify complex policy issues and technical information. Using web builders/design platforms and creating website content. Designing and implementing public outreach and engagement processes, including outreach materials and event coordination/participation. For more information and to apply online, please visit: www.tinyurl.com/WorkAtODOE


  • Respond to requests for information from the media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.
  • Write press releases or other media communications to promote clients.
  • Establish or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, employee, or public interest groups.
  • Plan or direct development or communication of programs to maintain favorable public or stockholder perceptions of an organization's accomplishments, agenda, or environmental responsibility.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Vacation & Paid Time OffPaid Holidays
Dental InsuranceSick Days
Health InsuranceVision Insurance

Oregon Department of Energy






Salem, OR


Government/Civil Service/Military



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