Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Communications

Executive Assistant 1

Recruitment #200227-3501EX-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer is accepting applications for the full time position of Communications Director located in Hartford, CT.  The Communications Director is the Office of the State Treasurer’s spokesperson and has responsibility for directing the development and implementation of the Office’s annual communications plan.   This is an appointed position in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact Ronnell Young, ronnell.young@ct.gov, 860-702-3144.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

Acts as an executive assistant to a state elective officer or department head as defined in Section 4-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes and performs such duties as are assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise public relations and marketing activities for Office of the State Treasurer’s core functions and CHET;
  • Maintain relationships with all media outlets, including financial media;
  • Create, draft and/or edit press releases, press advisories, editorials, brochures, internal communications, electronic social media postings, and other presentation materials;
  • Initiate, develop, and implement electronic forms of communication, as well as manage the design and content of the Office of the State Treasurer’s website;
  • Draft and/or edit speeches and talking points for various groups of interest to the Office of the State Treasurer;
  • Supervise and coordinate preparation of Annual Report of the Office of the State Treasurer and other mandated core function reports such as CAFR, Clean Water, Drinking Water Fund and STIF;
  • Draft and/or edit materials.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in communications, public information, public relations or journalism or the equivalent experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of communication methods and procedures;
  • 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;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. 
  • Master's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a closely related field.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.