Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County-Columbus
Work Locations: DNR Franklin County 2045 Morse Road ODNR Main Columbus 43229
Organization: Natural Resources
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt
Work Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm/variable
Unposting Date: Feb 18, 2024, 10:59:00 PM
Primary Job Skill: Communications
Technical Skills: Customer Research, Social Media Management, Communications, Customer Service, Graphic Arts
Professional Skills: Active Learning, Adaptability, Attention to Detail, Networking
Agency Contact Name: Alana Furman
Agency Contact Information: email@example.com or 614-265-6983
Public Information Officer 1-20059846
Who we are:
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.
ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.
We are accepting applications for a Public Information Officer 1 within the Division of Parks & Watercraft, headquartered at Fountain Square, assigned to Franklin county. The address is 2045 Morse Rd Columbus, OH 43229. To learn more about The Division of Parks & Watercraft, please visit Division of Parks & Watercraft.
What you will do…
- Collect, create, and curate content for the Ohio State Parks and Ohio Boating social media accounts.
- Compose, schedule, post, and follow up on social media posts for the Ohio State Parks and Ohio Boating accounts.
- Remain up-to-date on social media best practices.
- Assist with Ohio State Fair, Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventure, and other statewide events.
- Participate in additional information and education planning and projects.
- Facilitate internal communication efforts for the Division of Parks & Watercraft.
- Starting hourly pay of $26.74/hr with multiple pay increases over your first 4.5 years of service, with an end salary of $33.40/hr.
What’s in it for you…
At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:
- Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
- Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after complete eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.
Employee Development Funds
- The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance
- Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
- 11 paid holidays per year
- Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
- OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
- The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
We are ready for you!
We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!
30 mos. exp. in field of journalism or communication dealing in public multi-media techniques & relations, public speaking, news writing, reporting & editing or technical report translation & communication dealing in public meetings; valid driver's license.
- Or completion of undergraduate core program in journalism or communication; 6 mos. exp. in public multi-media techniques & relations in field of journalism or communication; valid driver's license.
- Or 12 mos. exp. as Public Information Specialist, 64420; valid driver's license.
Job Skills: Communications
- Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Graphic Arts, Customer Research, Communications, Customer Service, Social Media Management
Active Learning, Attention to Detail, Networking, Adaptability
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.
The State of Ohio is a drug-free workplace which prohibits the use of marijuana (recreational marijuana/non-medical cannabis). Please note, this position may be subject to additional restrictions pursuant to the State of Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Policy (HR-39), and as outlined in the posting.
Knowledge of public relations; journalism (e.g., newswriting, reporting & editing); communication (e.g., multi-media techniques); budgeting; supervisory principles/techniques*; management*. Skill in typing or word processing. Ability to deal with many variables & determine specific action; prepare & deliver speeches to specialized audiences & general public; use proper research methods in gathering data; write &/or edit articles for publication; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public. (*)Developed after employment.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Mohammad Yakubu, EEO Regional/Program Administrator at 614-265-6992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective July 1, 2015 applicants must apply online for positions at all state agencies except the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.
STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of this position by logging into their user profile on the Ohio Hiring Management System [OHMS] Home page at the following link careers.ohio.gov, and selecting "My Profile".
Selection devices, proficiency testing and/or assessments may be used to determine if an applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications for this position.
Applicants may attach the following document types:
- Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
•PDF (.pdf), •Plain Text (.txt)
Please do not upload attachments that have an anomaly or are password protected.Background Check Information
Applicants must clearly identify how qualifications are met within the education and/or experience sections of the applications. All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application. Attachments will be considered as part of the application packet in addition to the fully completed civil service application, not in place of. Applicants may be required to submit transcripts or licensure(s) to support their application.