Job: Public Information Officer 3(Job Id 29730)

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Job Description

04/26/2017 05/19/2017
PHOENIX 55,000.00-60,000.00


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Public Information Officer 3

1789 W. Jefferson - Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Openings: 1

This announcement is open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. Interested applicants should apply for this position if they feel that they are qualified as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application.

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Office of the Director (OOD) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Public Information Officer 3. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Production of educational materials, including Division success stories for external promotion of programs

- Draft and edit internal and external division communications, including emails, e-newsletters, press releases, Division articles, intranet and internet pages, and social media messaging

- Assist Divisions with strategic planning and implementation of communication initiatives

- Coordination with members of the communications team and internal staff to meet deadlines and ensure quality and consistency

- Performs other job related duties as assigned




- Knowledge of the basic principles of journalism, communications or related field

- Advanced theories of persuasive writing and speaking

- Excellent communication skills, including punctuation, grammar, usage, and style

- Principles and methods of strategic planning

- Developing and managing successful working relationships with a wide range of people

- Ability to manage time and resources to consistently meet tight deadlines

- Ability to organize and promote special events

- Minimum education: BA/BS degree in Journalism, Communications or related field




DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


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DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer

Persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2842. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please dial 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]