CONSUMER AFFAIRS, COMMUNICATION & EDUCATION DIVISION
Title: INFORMATION OFFICER I (SPECIALIST) Salary: $4,400.00 - $5,348.00 Posted: 10/19/2012
***PENDING OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES’ APPROVAL***
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has a great opportunity for a Communications professional to join its Office of Public Affairs and work in media relations, public relations, community and stakeholder outreach, and video content production.
DCA has more than 30 regulatory and licensing entities, licensing more than two million professionals in nearly 250 business and professional categories, providing an interesting and stimulating environment for the right Information Officer.
The incumbent will respond to inquiries from state, national and online news media organizations, assist in developing consumer education and outreach campaigns. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to assist with growing our social media communications efforts. The ideal candidate will have strong public relations and writing skills, very good familiarity with state government, established contacts within statewide news media, experience using social media for communications and public relations, and experience working with videographers to create video content. Spanish-speaking a plus.
We will consider a lateral transfer or a training and development assignment for the right individual. We also offer the Best. Inducement. Ever. (Free parking)
WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current State employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class, or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All methods of appointment, including Training and Development Assignments (T&D) will be considered. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form STD 678 (with original signature), and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the ‘Explanations’ section of the STD 678. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letter. A 60-day candidate pool will be established for subsequent vacancies.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.