The Public Information Coordinator is responsible for overseeing public relations activities and developing and administering educational and informational programs related to the operation of an organization in state government. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Supervises subordinate public relations staff by making work assignments, establishing deadlines, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Plans, develops, and directs the distribution of educational and promotional material concerning the organization by reviewing and approving articles, news releases, publications, and program exhibits, proofreading copy, and arranging for distribution. Presents educational and informational programs to civic organizations, governmental agencies, conservation groups, schools, and the general public, to increase awareness of the mission and function of the organization. Develops formal training programs and materials and conducts training for business leaders, government officials, organization staff, and the general public concerning organizational programs. Coordinates conferences and special events by securing speakers, planning agendas, approving entertainment and facility arrangements and contracts, and evaluating impact and success of events. Works with news media to coordinate coverage of activities and events by issuing invitations and press passes, accommodating media personnel, preparing press guides, and handling problems and schedule changes. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism. Knowledge of publication requirements and procedures. Knowledge of managerial and supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to plan, develop, and conduct organization educational and promotional programs. Ability to oversee organizational publication activities. Ability to coordinate conferences, special events, and media coverage activities.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field; plus two years of experience in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
Experience with managing marketing and media contracts. Experience with communications and public relations or related field. Bachelors degree in discipline related to communications, marketing ,public relations, writing or related field preferred. Some nights and weekends, or holidays could be required. Some travel required. Position is occasionally on-call. Some lifting up to 30 pounds required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
Hiring Official- M. DiCarlo
This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.
If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.
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All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.
Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
$40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year