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Communications Assistant

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Exam #: OC-67700
Title: Communications Assistant
Deadline: September 19, 2022 5:00pm
Exam Date/Time: November 5, 2022 8:30am
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is an information and public relations position involving preparation of demonstrations, public programs, informational brochures, news releases, instructional materials for a department or agency of the government.  Employees may be responsible for developing classes, training sessions, or programs and for conducting such programs to promote the services of the department.  The Communications Assistant works under general supervision from, and reports directly to a department head or other senior level staff member.  General supervision may be exercised over a staff of technical or clerical personnel. 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam: 


(A)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree, plus two (2) years paid full‑time or its part-time /volunteer equivalent* experience in public relations or public information, journalism, media presentation, program development or in the preparation of written material for public dissemination; OR,

(B)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, (not English literature) Radio‑Television Broadcasting, plus one (1) year of experience as described in (A) above; OR,

(C)        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, plus six (6) years experience as described in (A) above; OR,

(D)        Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (C).

Special Requirements:

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.

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