PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER II
|Department||MSP Fire Prevention Commission and Fire Marshal|
|Date Opened||12/4/2018 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||1/4/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$41,358.00 - $65,827.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Pamela Harvey|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Office of the State Fire Marshal
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Main Purpose of Job
Acts a spokesperson for the Agency. This regularly involves responding to the scene of a breaking incident to deal with the media on location.
Responds to media inquiries about breaking stories and proactive initiatives.
Writes and produces On Demand programming, cable television programs for statewide broadcast and video for social media use, that provide information about the Agency and important, timely, public safety issues.
Prepares/Disseminates news releases about breaking stories involving the Agency to inform the media/public about the incidents and provide accurate, timely information.
Research and prepare responses to inquiries from the media, government/elected officials, general public and other federal, State, and local officials regarding a variety of law enforcement related issues.
Plans/organizes news conferences and special events for the Agency and the State community groups, special promotions, citizen support groups, law enforcement and employee unions.
Keeps the Fire Marshal abreast of all media coverage regarding the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Discusses and plans response for strategies. Informs Department and State government officials about incidents and issues of a sensitive/sensational or unusual nature.
Writes speeches, correspondence and reports and prepares briefing materials for the Fire Marshal, Superintendent and Governor's Office.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year 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: Three years experience in public information, public relations, journalism or other related experience in publicity or promotional work.
1. Applicants may substitute additional experience as described above 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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience designing, developing, implementing and maintaining a public website as well as social media platforms.
2. Experience devising and implementing communications, marketing and public relations strategies.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The selection for this process will involve a review of each application. Applicants who meet the minimum and selective 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 select the individual to fill the vacancy. The list will be valid for one year.