This is a professional position responsible for directing and overseeing a public affairs function for a division or program within a state agency and/or overseeing an agency’s multimedia production activities. Duties may include drafting policy, creating new approaches to solve complex public affairs issues, and informing strategic planning activities. An employee at this level may also be responsible for assisting with planning, organizing, and coordinating legislative matters relating to an agency’s programs. May supervise the writing and production of publications about agency programs and represent agencies and/or programs on high impact assignments such as a crisis task force, legislative proceeding, court testimony, etc. May also supervise a small number of professional employees.
In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of agency and/or program activities. Knowledge of the legislative process. Ability to collaborate with subject matter experts and immediately respond to high-impact media inquiries. Ability to supervise, plan, and evaluate the work of employees.
Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)