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Arizona Public Service Community Events Specialist in PHOENIX, Arizona

Community Events Specialist

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.


The Community Events Specialist, plans, coordinates and executes corporate and community events and activities designed to positively influence the perceptions, actions and opinions of external and internal audiences directly or indirectly impacting the company image and achievement of business objectives.

Minimum Requirements

Undergraduate degree in business, communications, public relations or related field and three (3) years relevant experience in managing/coordinating community, non-profit and/or work-related events, programs and activities in support of overall corporate image. In lieu of bachelor's degree, a combination of college coursework and experience coordinating corporate community events equaling seven (7) years is required. Requires frequent evening and weekend work as well as the potential for statewide overnight travel.

Excellent communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated understanding of company values, corporate and departmental strategies to assist in the decision making process. Work is performed independently with minimal oversight or supervision. Events may include a high degree of visibility among corporate and civic/municipal leaders.

Major Accountabilities

1) Work with internal clients to establish goals and desired outcomes for corporate and community events to ensure successful implementation, quality standards and post-event evaluation.

2) Plans and implements corporate and community event activities, assesses resource requirements, and procure and manage material resources.

3) Coordinate the activities of vendors and outside agencies in the implementation of events and activities.

4) Manage assigned budgets and allocations for events and activities.

5) Coordinate event preparation stages through set up and tear down of displays, creation of banners, advertisements and educational displays, and company materials distributed to the public at events.

6) Contribute, as part of internal or external communications team, to the achievement of specific goals and objectives, modeling corporate cultural standards of behavior and maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality relating to work.

7) Procure giveaways and other company materials as needed.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:

This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from:

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.

  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.

*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.