Manages the full range of day-to-day activities undertaken by the Air Resources Board Office of Communications. This includes ensuring timely responses to the public and media; compiling daily news clips; tracking attendance, absences and vacations; ensuring timely delivery of required materials to the Executive Office; discussing work progress and specific task assignments with staff; signing procurement, service or other administrative forms; managing a range of outreach and communications-oriented projects including the development, creation, design, quality and rollout of press releases, videos, pamphlets and other outreach materials; overseeing the development and posting of selected items on the website; serving as the backup to the Director of Communications as needed.
As the manager of the Office of Communications, the most competitive candidate will demonstrate not only the desire to engage in the day-to-day management of a dynamic and talented team, but also an interest and aptitude in communicating the benefits of health-based regulations to the media and general public. The successful candidate will also be confident about creating teams to handle projects and comfortable with handling a variety of tasks simultaneously, many of which have short deadlines. While prior experience in communications-related endeavors is a plus, the most competitive candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working in a creative and often high-pressure environment, and is adept at working with people at all levels of the organization.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.
If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Gloria Massey at the address indicated below.
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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