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PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR

The Public Information Coordinator is responsible for overseeing public relations activities and developing and administering educational and informational programs related to the operation of

Class Code:

P013C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

Some in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises subordinate public relations staff by making work assignments, establishing deadlines, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Plans, develops, and directs the distribution of educational and promotional material concerning the organization by reviewing and approving articles, news releases, publications, and program exhibits, proofreading copy, and arranging for distribution. Presents educational and informational programs to civic organizations, governmental agencies, conservation groups, schools, and the general public, to increase awareness of the mission and function of the organization. Develops formal training programs and materials and conducts training for business leaders, government officials, organization staff, and the general public concerning organizational programs. Coordinates conferences and special events by securing speakers, planning agendas, approving entertainment and facility arrangements and contracts, and evaluating impact and success of events. Works with news media to coordinate coverage of activities and events by issuing invitations and press passes, accommodating media personnel, preparing press guides, and handling problems and schedule changes. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism. Knowledge of publication requirements and procedures. Knowledge of managerial and supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to plan, develop, and conduct organization educational and promotional programs. Ability to oversee organizational publication activities. Ability to coordinate conferences, special events, and media coverage activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, or a related field; plus four years of experience in public relations, journalism or a related field, including one year of supervisory experience. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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