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Reference # : 17-04662 Title : Marketing Specialist
Location : Portland, OR
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 5 Years Start Date / End Date : 10/16/2017 / 10/20/2018  
Description
Marketing Specialist
NOTE: See supplemental position information document (if attached) for additional information regarding specific requirement for the advertised position

General Requirements:
? Associate Degree or equivalent experience
? Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related technical discipline is highly desirable.

? Related Experience ? a minimum combination of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training is desired. Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of Marketing and progressively more technical in nature.

Minimum Related Experience:
? Level 1 ? 1?2 ? 4 years previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required;
? Level 2 ? 5 - 9 years experience;
? Level 3 ? 10+ years experience.

General Position Overview:
The contract worker in this position assists in determining the demand for products and services offered by the agency. Identifies potential customers - ensuring the agency?s customer needs are satisfied. May assist in developing pricing strategies and in product development. Monitors trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Identify, develop, and evaluate marketing strategy, based on knowledge of establishment objectives, market characteristics, and applicable cost and markup factors.
? Assist in formulation of and coordinate marketing activities and policies to promote products and services.
? Develop pricing strategies, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.
? Compile lists describing product or service offerings.
? May evaluate the financial aspects of product development, factoring in such variables as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, and return-on-investment and profit-loss projections.
? Initiate market research studies and analyze their findings.
? Use forecasting and strategic planning to ensure the sale and profitability of products, lines, or services, analyzing business developments and monitoring market trends.
? Coordinate and participate in promotional activities and trade shows, working with developers, advertisers, and production managers, to market products and services.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Developing Objectives and Strategies ? Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Thinking Creatively ? Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
? Teamwork ? Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
? Problem Solving ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Communicating with Management, Co-workers or Peers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization ? Communicating with people outside the organization. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Sales and Marketing ? Knowledge 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 Service ? Knowledge 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.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Communications and Media ? Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Social Perceptiveness ? Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Persuasion ? Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
? Speaking ? Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Fluency of Ideas ? The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
? Originality ? The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Inductive Reasoning ? The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Oral/Written Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


Desired Work Styles:
Work Styles:
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.
? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Persistence ? Position requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
? Achievement/Effort ? Position requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.