Share this Job

Current Employee? Click Here to apply!


Date:  Jan 15, 2022
Req ID:  14448

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  50221.81

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22179723

County: Pulaski     City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: 01/21/2022 
Office of Health Equity

Additional Preferences:  


Ability to work 24/7 in an emergency including weekends.


Some in-state travel.


Knowledge of health promotions, including management and development of social marketing campaigns to address health issues preferred.


Knowledge of working with budgets, vendors, printing specs and other aspects of purchasing preferred.


Experience with public health information and management development preferred.


Ability to operate media equipment preferred.


Supervisory experience preferred.


Hiring Official: C. Smith

Recruitment Contact: Andrea.Flowers-Fells@arkansas.gov - 501-683-5699

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: P004C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00


The Public Information Manager is responsible for receiving and disseminating information, drafting reports, researching legislative issues, and editing, writing, publicizing, and promoting the agency. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a small professional and administrative supports staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, prioritizing work assignments, establishing deadlines, providing general instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Writes, designs, and publishes presentations which will include text, graphics, and charts that are provided to the Governor's Office, Legislature, Civic groups, professional groups and others. Edits materials produced by the section or other department staff by reviewing weekly news/feature releases and department publications and newsletters, evaluating contents and impact, and ensuring that material are publishable. Writes and edits copy for the agency's newsletters, press releases, web pages, brochures, and scripts. Solicits and coordinates media coverage of departmental programs or emergency events to ensure accurate and complete information. Trains co-workers on use of publication and other software. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism. Knowledge of publication design techniques. Knowledge of computer applications for publication, distribution, and presentation. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to write news releases, articles, and other materials. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, public administration or a related field; plus five years of experience in public relations, including two years in a supervisory capacity. 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.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock