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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Director of Communications is responsible for overseeing all communications and marketing efforts for the department. This position is

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Monitors supervisory level personnel that create and implement strategic communications procedures for public health issues and public health campaigns. Serves as the liaison between the office of communications and interdepartmental personnel and organizations as well as the public information officer for health issues connected with the chemical stockpile emergency preparedness program. Monitors emergency drills with numerous organizations including the federal emergency management agency, the nuclear regulatory commission, the army, the department of emergency management, and the corps of engineers. Provides general technical assistance for the development of communications plans and coordinates personnel support for internal communication efforts during emergencies. Monitors the internal communications manager that supervises the intranet, the e-mail message system, the podcast, as well as the Friday Letter to Colleagues from the director. Monitors supervisory level personnel that control all operational activities within the marketing branch of the office of communications and ensures that services are provided by that section utilizing the most effective information delivery system including general public health and marketing services. Creates media training programs for personnel and organizations, including departmental health professionals, academic institutions, additional government agencies, and private companies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of organizational management techniques. Knowledge of operational methods utilized by the media. Knowledge of processes for publishing previously documented material. Ability to access the use of media advertising services. Ability to design advertising layouts for displaying new applications. Ability to convey information to subordinate personnel using visual and verbal methods. Ability to represent within the presence of numerous types of interdepartmental personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in communications, business administration, marketing or a related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in communications operations and administration or a related field, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

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