Senior Information Specialist
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Description of Duties
This is a senior-level professional position in the public communications field responsible for coordinating, organizing and researching communication activities in an agency or school district. The incumbent works to promote an understanding and general knowledge about events, programs, and policies of employee and addresses direct inquiries from the news media or public requiring response. Duties also involve serving as the webmaster, and working closely with preparing scripts and taking photographs, and working with the media regarding breaking news. This level differs from the Information Specialist in its responsibility for coordinating, managing and supervising duties. The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of, the department head or other higher level staff member. General supervision is exercised over a subordinate technical staff.
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam:
Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English Communications (not English Literature), Media Broadcasting, or closely related field; plus one (1) year of paid full-time or its part‑time equivalent* experience involving the preparation and presentation of material for public dissemination, including news releases or special reports; OR,
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree plus two (2) years of paid full‑time or its part‑time equivalent* experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
(C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree plus four (4) years of paid full‑time or its part‑time equivalent *experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
(D) Any equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C) above.
If you are appointed you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.
Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test for employment with Monroe County Government.