In a large 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 activities where the size, complexity and span of control warrant this level.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or employee of higher grade.
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
Nine (9) 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, public relations, journalism or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(31)-Public Relations and Information
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Communications 2 in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective July 1, 2015. (Revised to modify Guidelines for Job Class Use, Supervision Received and content) Final No. 21-076