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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

at Arkansas Government Job in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Date: Feb 26, 2024 Req ID: 37112 Location: Jonesboro, AR, US, 72401 Category: AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Anticipated Starting Salary: 40,674.37 Arkansas Department of Health 4815 W Markham Street Little Rock, AR 72205 Position Number: 22106430 County: Craighead City: Jonesboro Posting End Date: 03/08/24 Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,674.37 Division of Local Public Health – Craighead County-Northeast Region Section This position will serve counties in the northeast region. Additional Preferences: Ability to conduct research to stay updated on current health trends, issues, and best practices preferred. Ability to develop educational materials such as pamphlets, presentations, and visual aids preferred. Ability to collaborate with community organizations, schools, and healthcare providers to coordinate health education programs preferred. Ability to deliver health education sessions and workshops to various groups, including schools, workplaces, and community center preferred. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs through surveys, interviews, and data analysis preferred. Ability to maintain accurate records of program activities, participant feedback, and outreach efforts preferred. Hiring Official: K. Dunegan Recruitment Contact: Andrea.Flowers-Fells@arkansas.gov – 501-683-5699 The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: P027C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 – $52,425.00

Summary

The Public Information Specialist is responsible for public relation activities related to the operation of a state agency or institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy

Functions

Plans and prepares promotional publications by gathering information for releases, selecting articles, format, design, and layout, sending publications to printer, proofreading copy, and arranging for distribution. Coordinates media coverage of events by issuing invitations, entertaining and accommodating media personnel, preparing press guides, and making facility arrangements. Arranges conferences and special events by making facility arrangements, serving as host to visitors, coordinating speakers and agenda, and working with convention personnel. Conducts interviews with individuals to gather information for news articles and stories. Researches past publications and records to obtain pertinent information about subjects of articles and stories. Disseminates news releases to newspapers, radio, and television media. Responds to requests for information by speaking at special events, making public appearances, and providing handouts and brochures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

This position may involve travel to various public relation events

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of language usage for writing and speaking purposes. Knowledge of journalistic writing styles. Knowledge of format, design, and layout for publication purposes. Ability to coordinate conferences, special events, and media coverage. Ability to oversee activities associated with producing publications. Ability to compile and present promotional information through news articles and publications. Ability to speak at public appearances and special events.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field; plus one year of experience in public relations, communications, or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market:Jonesboro

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Job Posting: JC255964375

Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

Updated On: Mar 11, 2024

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