PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER II
|Department||COMM- Marketing & Communications|
|Date Opened||10/31/2019 11:45:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||11/15/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$43,669.00 - $69,505.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Dolores Churn|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
Responsibilities include researching and distributing daily news clips and rural news clips; updating the Department’s online events calendar; and preparing content and announcements for the MyCommerce Intranet. The incumbent will also contribute articles to the Department’s blog MDBizNews blog; monitor statewide business news and partner agencies to create content for social media outlets; draft press releases on Department news; and assist with internal and external (non-trade show) events and special projects.
The selected candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and maintain effective working relationships; excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to manage multiple deadlines; work independently; handle multiple, concurrent and high priority projects; and be well organized with a proven track record of working well under pressure.
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
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
Professional writing experience as a news reporter or public relations/public affairs professional.
Excellent English usage and grammar.
Excellent business writing.
Project management skills.
Knowledge and experience in monitoring media and public relations trends.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at: http://commerce.maryland.gov/commerce
It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/careers - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume to your online application. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your resume to:
Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources
ATTN: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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