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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Date:  Apr 5, 2021
Req ID:  5848
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,154

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

 

Position Number: 22105850

County:  Pulaski   City: Little Rock

Posting end date: 4/16/21

Administration

 

Experience developing and maintaining social media communications.

 

Coordinating media interviews and relations.

 

Proficient with Microsoft Office and Excel.

 

Hiring Official: M. Mirivel

Recruitment Contact: Sherry.Young@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: P027C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Public Information Specialist is responsible for public relation activities related to the operation of a state agency or institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy

Functions

Plans and prepares promotional publications by gathering information for releases, selecting articles, format, design, and layout, sending publications to printer, proofreading copy, and arranging for distribution. Coordinates media coverage of events by issuing invitations, entertaining and accommodating media personnel, preparing press guides, and making facility arrangements. Arranges conferences and special events by making facility arrangements, serving as host to visitors, coordinating speakers and agenda, and working with convention personnel. Conducts interviews with individuals to gather information for news articles and stories. Researches past publications and records to obtain pertinent information about subjects of articles and stories. Disseminates news releases to newspapers, radio, and television media. Responds to requests for information by speaking at special events, making public appearances, and providing handouts and brochures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

This position may involve travel to various public relation events

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of language usage for writing and speaking purposes. Knowledge of journalistic writing styles. Knowledge of format, design, and layout for publication purposes. Ability to coordinate conferences, special events, and media coverage. Ability to oversee activities associated with producing publications. Ability to compile and present promotional information through news articles and publications. Ability to speak at public appearances and special events.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field; plus one year of experience in public relations or related area. 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.

Licenses

None

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