Position: Public Information Officer 1-3
Agency: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority(CPRA)
Division: Executive/Outreach & Engagement
Office Location: 150 Terrace Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA
For recruitment purposes, applicants who are within 90 days of graduating with a baccalaureate degree will be allowed to apply for this position.
Creates compelling informative and educational digital content for CPRA’s social media platforms, website, and presentations in addition to the Coastal Master Plan and Annual plans produced by the agency.
Uses the CPRA drone, cameras, and other production equipment to capture photo and video content of project sites and utilize the assets to create various types of content
Creates fact sheets, brochures, flyers and other marketing and public-facing materials to be used at outreach events
Maintains the repository of information for internal use (photos, project information fact sheets, and PowerPoint presentations)
Leads the production and live-streaming of CPRA board meetings, press conferences and other designated CPRA meetings and events
Responsible for the continuous maintenance, modification, and improvement of Coastal.la.gov including all pages, graphics, and videos
Assists with the planning and conducting of CPRA and Center for River Studies events
Drone pilot certification
Live Broadcast Production (Preferred)
An ideal candidate will possess the following core competencies as determined by State Civil Service:
Communicating Effectively: The ability to relay information correctly and appropriately to connect people and ideas.
Driving Results: The ability to identify important goals and work to achieve them.
Using Data: The ability to use relevant and valid data to inform a recommendation for action.
Accepting Direction: The ability to accept and follow directions from those higher in the chain of command.
Acting Decisively: The ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
Adapting to Change: The ability to adjust plans, expectations, and behaviors in response to change.
Demonstrating Initiative: The ability to assess information and take action independently to help the organization achieve its goals.
As part of a career progression group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Public Information Officer 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience. The bi-weekly minimum hire rate established for the Public Information Officer 1, in accordance with CPRA’s Special Entrance Rate (SER) Policy, is $1,243.20 bi-weekly. The maximum salary for PIO 3 is $80,267 annually.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Louisiana is a State as Model Employer for individuals with disabilities.
If you have any questions, you may contact:
Rachel Dunbar, Human Resources Specialist
P.O. Box 44027
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
A baccalaureate degree.
Experience in marketing, public relations, library science, and/or the research, written preparation and dissemination of information to the public or on behalf of an organization to its customers through such medium as publications, broadcasting, Internet web pages, social media, or public speaking will substitute for the required degree on the basis of one year of experience for thirty semester hours of college.
Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.
Graphic design, graphic art and technical jobs in radio/TV production will not be considered as qualifying. Some examples of technical radio/TV production jobs include but are not limited to TV camera operators, directors, production technicians, sound technicians, or video technicians.
Function of Work:
To disseminate routine informational material through various media to inform the public about a department's programs or services, inform executive and administrative staff about progress of public relations activities and assist in developing and implementing public relations programs for departmental programs.
Level of Work:
General from Public Information Director, or other higher level personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Public Information Officer 2 by the absence of independent and persuasive responsibility for public information/relations initiatives.
Gathers, prepares and distributes information about a department, agency, or office to the media and directly to the public on ongoing programs.
Assists in program development and implementation.
Assists in gathering and entering information on the departmental web page.
Assists in responding to electronic commerce from the departmental web page.
Researches and assists in writing news releases.
Contacts media representatives to inform them of special agency events.
Assists in coordinating publicity for agency events; sets up displays, gives tours and audio-visual presentations.
Researches and assists in writing materials for and participates in the layout of informational materials such as newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, directories, brochures, billboards, fact sheets, and posters.
Assists in developing audio-visual presentations and scripts.
Assists in speech writing for executives.