Department of Administrative Services

Director of Communications 1 (0514MP)

$45.65-$62.24 Hourly / $3,652.19-$4,979.43 BiWeekly /
$95,322.00-$129,963.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a small to medium state agency 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 where the size, complexity and span of control warrant this level.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May direct professional and clerical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and operations of communications unit;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages communications, public relations, marketing, advertising and public information activities;
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of professional experience in communications, public information, public relations or journalism.

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 General Experience.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(31)-Public Relations and Information

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 65

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Communication 1 in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective July 1, 2015. (Revised to modify Guidelines for Job Class Use, Supervision Received and content) Final No. 21-076

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/16/2021

CLASS: 0514MP; EST: 10/1/1987; REV: 12/16/2021;