APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 37
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Public Information Officers manage the public relations and information program for an agency on a statewide basis; write media releases, newsletters, and informational brochures; produce audiovisual presentations and take photographs.
Under the direction of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Deputy Director, this position serves as a spokesperson for DPS in the most professional and positive manner at all times. The position manages department-level media and public relations matters; maintains a presence in the communities served by DPS; promotes DPS message and brand; and establishes and networks with other Public Information Officers, community influencers, policy makers, and other public relations professionals to keep abreast of trends and crucial changes with potential to impact DPS.
The position is responsible for conducting all necessary research to ensure public relations messages are accurate, consistent, and professional. Additional duties include communicating effectively during press releases, preparing and/or ensuring professionally written speeches, articles, brochures, etc. prior to publication; making timely and professional media appearances; and establishing/maintaining a positive online presence on popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. The selected candidate must be willing to travel frequently (at least 25% of the time) with little or short notice. Professionalism and organizational skills are key.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, English, public or community relations, communications or closely related field and three years of professional experience in administering or directing a public information program including writing media releases and newsletters, preparing and presenting speeches and multimedia presentations, independent media contact, development of public relations strategies and journalistic writing; OR one year of experience as a Public Information Officer I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The incumbent may be required to work a flexible shift, to possibly include some weekends.
Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Nevada driver's license.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.