In the Division of
Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for managing agency communications
and public relations programs.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is reserved
for those responsible for overseeing all communications and public relations
activities in the Division of Criminal Justice.
direction from the Chief State’s Attorney.
May direct professional
and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs operations of
communications unit; coordinates, plans and manages communications, public
relations, marketing, advertising and public information activities; formulates
program strategies, goals and objectives to align with agency mission; develops
and implements communications and related policies and procedures; interprets
and administers laws pertaining to public information and disclosure; serves as
advisor to the Chief State’s Attorney on communications, public relations,
public information, advertising and promoting agency services; provides
expertise to agency staff in handling media and in information delivery and
response; oversees or directly prepares and distributes informational, public
relations and marketing materials using a variety of media; prepares press
releases; conducts research and maintains statistics on agency projects and
programs; prepares or assists in preparation of communications budget; develops
and maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Division
who might impact on program activities; serves as communications liaison
officer to communities, organizations and general public impacted by agency
policies and services; oversees agency response to Freedom of Information
requests and ensures adherence to applicable statutes regarding disclosure;
serves as agency spokesperson to media; may oversee agency records retention
program; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of communication methods and procedures;
considerable knowledge of public relations principles and practices; knowledge
of marketing principles and practices; knowledge of and ability to apply
management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal
laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of relevant agency policies and
procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of
professional experience in communications, public information, public relations
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may
be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester
hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4)
years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a
closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the