Public Information Specialist

Sullivan County Area, NY - Posted on: Thursday 08/27/15

Description

Basic Function:

Gathers, analyzes, promotes and disseminates information relating to school districts and/or BOCES activities.

Responsibilities:

Works closely with school district and/or BOCES administrators and staff to assess communications needs, opportunities and strategies; Plans, develops and produces a wide-range of communications strategies and materials for both internal and external audiences, including but not limited to newspapers, brochures, press releases, news articles, fact sheets, presentations, special reports etc; Assists in analyzing and explaining school district budgets, student testing and achievement data and/or other complex information related to school programs, policies and operations; Attends meetings and maintains records of information released.

Starting Date:

As soon as possible

Starting Salary:

$43,683.00 full time. The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Qualifications

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional experience in journalism, news/feature/commentary writing, public relations or communications; or,

B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree and four (4) years of professional experience in journalism, news/feature/commentary writing, public relations or communications; or,

C. High School Diploma or GED and six (6) years of experience of professional experience in journalism, news/feature/commentary writing, public relations or communications. Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Application Deadline:
September 1, 2015

Further Information Contact:

Darlene Lane, Communications Service, Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12205

To Apply:

Email CRBRecruitment@neric.org which should include your letter of interest and resume.