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PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER I

Recruitment #14-003236-002

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore County

Main Purpose of Job

The position is Manager of Social Media and Digital Content for the Office of Media Communications, Maryland State Police.  It will be responsible for leading and completing complex social media communication projects including the management of the Department's outreach and image through social media. It will be an integral part of the Office of Media Communications and will work daily with the existing communications team to establish two-way communication with the public through the dissemination of information and the review of and response to comments from the public through the Department's website and social media tools.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 30 semester credit hours in one or more of the following subjects; English, journalism, public relations, writing or other similar and related courses.

Experience: Two years experience in public information, public relations, journalism or other related experience in publicity or promotional work.

Note:

1. Additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the required college education on a year-for-year basis.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in public affairs classification or public affairs specialty codes in the information and arts field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. In accordance with Section 2-204 (b) (6) of the Public Safety Article, candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening and a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination, before permanent appointment can be made.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate by the hiring agency.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process for this recruitment will involve a review of each application.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED category.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to fill the vacancy.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police
Human Resources Division
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
ATTN: R. Bruce Tanner

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.
 
It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.