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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $55,958.40 to  $83,394.72  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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Motor Vehicles
Division: Director's Office
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 07.804
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 38367
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/20/2019
Close Date: 12/20/2019
Recruiter:
   NANCY PANOZZO
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. This position is located at the Department of Motor Vehicles Carson City Office and will be the lead position responsible for performing public relations and providing marketing communication and public program strategy oversight. The position will interact directly with the public; act as a liaison with other Public Information Officers and officials from federal, state, local, and non-governmental organizations; direct, supervise, and evaluate the activities and performance of the Public Information Officer I; evaluate advertising and promotional materials for compatibility with public relations efforts; respond directly to media inquiries from international, national, regional, and local media; ensure the public is aware of all new regulatory requirements, traffic laws, and program changes; oversee and coordinate Department websites and provide content management and maintenance utilizing current industry standards and concepts; coordinate and script press releases and public service announcements to promote alternative services offered by the Department; monitor and respond to social media as needed; and create informational flyers, posters, brochures and videos.**ADDITIONAL INFORMATION**
1.) Please attach your resume at the time of application. 2.) If selected for an interview, the applicant will be required to participate in a practical exercise prior to the interview as well as writing exercise at the time of interview, and bring examples of creative and informative work they have designed. DMV shall not knowingly employ a person if they have been convicted of any of the felonies listed under the Real ID regulation, which includes Espionage, Sedition, Treason, Terrorism, Transportation Security Incident, Improper Transportation of a Hazardous Material, Unlawful Possession of Explosives, Murder, Making any Threat Concerning a Lethal Device, Racketeering. Additional Real ID criteria provides that the DMV shall not employ a person if they have been convicted of a felony within 7 years of their application or if an applicant was released from incarceration for one of these crimes within five years of their application including Unlawful Firearm Violations, Extortion, Fraud, Bribery, Smuggling, Immigration Violations, Distribution of Controlled Substances, Arson, Kidnapping, Rape or Sexual Abuse, Assault With Intent to Kill, Robbery, or Fraudulent Seaport Entry. Under the authority of NRS 239B.010.1(b), the DMV also utilizes NRS 205 as criteria to obtain an FBI fingerprint clearance on prospective employees. Any convictions pursuant to NRS 205 will disqualify any employee or vendor employee from obtaining access to our DMV Computer System. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. **THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.**

To Qualify:
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.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience creating advertising and promotional campaigns is required.
The Examination
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.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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