Public Affairs Officer

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No.: OC-66713 Name: Public Affairs Officer
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 09/19/22 05:00PM
Exam Date: 11/05/22 08:30AM
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This position is responsible for administering public relations activities for a school district or agency.  Duties involve developing and implementing a proactive strategic plan for communications and media relations. The employee acts as spokesperson in the absence of an administrator.  General supervision is exercised over a subordinate communications staff.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a school district Superintendent or other higher-level staff member. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam: 

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:

(A)       Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree plus four (4) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** professional* experience in public relations/public information, or journalism field, two (2) years of which must have involved program planning or management, or in a supervisory capacity; OR,

(B)      Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in any communications, advertising, marketing, media communication, graphic design, film, communications, journalism, public relations, broadcasting and mass communication, media and communication, or radio-television broadcasting field plus three (3) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** experience as defined in (A) above, two (2) years of which must have involved program planning or management, or in a supervisory capacity; OR,

(C)       Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's degree plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** experience in public relations/public information, or journalism that involved program planning or management, or in a supervisory capacity; OR,

(D)     Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's degree in any communications, advertising, marketing, media communication, graphic design, film, communications, journalism, public relations, broadcasting and mass communication, media and communication, or radio-television broadcasting field plus one (1) year paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** experience as defined in (C) above; OR,

 (E)       An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), (C) and (D) above.

*professional experience does not include clerical, secretarial, receptionist or similar duties

Special Requirements:

If you are appointed you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

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