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.
The Publications Coordinator (PC) position is responsible for the writing, design and pre-press preparation for the agency's four annual magazines (Nevada Fishing Guide, Big Game Seasons and Applications Regulations, Nevada Big Game Hunting Guide and the Nevada Small Game Hunting Guide) as well as additional educational materials for the public including brochures, posters, signs, presentations, and internal and external newsletters. The PC handles all graphic design requests including infographics, logos and graphic elements for magazines and newsletters. As a public information officer, the position also includes writing press releases, media alerts and feature stories, handling media requests and helping with the Department's social media efforts. The PC is also a member of the Department marketing team and leads the Nevada Free Fishing Day Poster Contest. The Publications Coordinator's duties include serving as a staff photographer for all events including Free Fishing Day, commission meetings, conservation projects and other events as assigned. The photos taken at these events are used in NDOW's educational materials throughout the year. 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 WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***
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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.
A valid drivers license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience with design and layout software.
2) Describe your experience in developing a public relations/marketing campaign that involves digital media.
3) Describe your experience initiating, developing, managing, and monitoring contracts for printing, photography and videography.
4) Describe your experience writing articles and speeches.
5) Describe your experience developing publications for offset printing. Include layout and design experience, editing and writing experience, communicating with printers and software used in the layout and design process.
6) Describe your experience collaborating and working cooperatively with management and staff and media representatives.
7) Describe your experience working with organizations or conservation groups on communication strategies.