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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $63,308.16 to  $94,335.84  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: Health and Human Services
Division: Public and Behavioral Health
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 07.804
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 47709
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 06/06/2024
Close Date: 06/20/2024
Recruiter:
   JON TERRAZAS
   Phone: (775)684-0116
   Email: j.terrazas@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.
Under general supervision of the Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Information Officer 2 performs public relations and communications work in planning and organizing media relations, communication programs and responding to public records requests. The incumbent will work with Public Information Officers housed within the Department's 5 Divisions, coordinating agency-wide messaging and outreach. The incumbent will have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. The incumbent will have the principles and techniques to plan, organize, and coordinate government public relations, communications, and media relations programs. Including techniques in preparing, producing, and disseminating information to the general public, news media, partner providers and the community, utilizing all major modes of communication. The incumbent will prepare and disseminate information to the press through a variety of communication media, including press releases, social media, photography, graphic arts, copy layout, and radio and television programming. Principles and techniques of establishing and maintaining good relations with news media and other public groups. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to 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 WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. 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 Notes
    The incumbent may be required to work a flexible shift, to possibly include some weekends.
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 or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
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
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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