STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B17

Class No. 1831

INFORMATION SPECIALIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) informational and educational work.  Work involves collecting and preparing information to design and produce programs and materials for release to news and/or social media and for use by the agency, the public, and other agencies.  May train others.  Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Prepares and edits organizational publications, news and informational releases, and educational scripts.

Prepares and conducts speeches, press conferences, or meetings.

Conducts interviews and researches sources, and ensures the completeness and accuracy of printed and online materials.

Advises staff in planning news and educational items.

Responds to general information inquiries about agency activities.

Obtains art and photographs for presentations, publications, and audiovisual productions.

Designs and directs public information and public education campaigns related to agency services.

May assist in marketing programs to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in agency programs.

May coordinate program information programs, conferences, seminars, workshops, and public hearings.

May develop Web site content and participate in usability testing.

May plan layout, design, illustration, production, color selection, and ink and paper selection for artwork masters.

May assist with establishing an effective presence on social media sites, including posting approved broadcast messages, and may assist with preparing general comments.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

Experience and Education

Experience in journalism, public relations, public information, communications, or media relations work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of agency functions, policies, and procedures; of news and communication media; of editing and preparing informational material; of copy layout; and of publishing and broadcast industries.

Skill in editorial and design concepts and practices, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to research and prepare information, to design communication plans and materials related to the goals and priorities of the agency, to compose content for the Web, to prepare copy and scripts, to design broad communications plans and materials, to communicate effectively, and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15