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Public Information Officer

By May 12, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Boise, ID
  • Applications have closed

Idaho Transportation Department

Idaho Transportation Department

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Are you ready to make a difference for the employees and management of an award-winning state agency?

ITD is recruiting for a Public Information Officer to join the department’s Office of Communication in telling the story of one of the best transportation departments in the country. This position will be located at ITD Headquarters in Boise, Idaho, and report to the Communication Manager. ¬†Candidates must have strong writing skills, experience interacting with news media, an understanding of how to use social media effectively and the ability to develop successful outreach campaigns, facilitate public meeting and assist with internal communication.

This position supports the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Office of Highway safety, and other ITD programs as assigned along with requests from the Executive and Senior Management Teams. Shifting priorities requires the successful candidate to be innovative, detail oriented, organized and willing to multitask on a variety of deadline driven projects simultaneously.
Example of Duties

Serve as media spokesperson, develop news releases and other written or oral presentations; handle emergency communication involving crisis or unforeseen circumstances requiring research, writing, editing, and speaking;
Develop, implement, and evaluate ITD social media and other public facing outreach;
Execute, facilitate and lead communication plans on ITD projects;
Edit brochures, publications, correspondences;
Coordinate project and program information with a variety of community stakeholders, including other state agencies, and local government representatives;
Monitor and evaluate department information and public relations management policy and program decisions;
Strategic advisor to management on public relations, policy and media matters; may prepare department position statements;
Coordinate, develop and implement outreach programs/events  with team members and executive leaders, along with other stakeholders;
Participate in developing, implementing and achieving the Office of Communication strategic goals and furthering the Idaho Transportation Department’s overall mission.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: organization, structure, and ethics of electronic or print news media.

Some knowledge of: audiovisual production, to include video productions, still photography, slide shows or computer-generated graphics related to public information objectives.

Experience: planning, developing, and implementing public information projects; developing and making oral presentations to groups; interpreting and translating technical or specialized material into information usable by the public; producing or editing informational material using electronic word processing; gathering and preparing general interest news or writing a variety of news releases that were published or broadcast in mass media for the general public; developing, writing, and producing informational material for mass distribution and specialized audiences; overseeing contractors/vendors or supervising staff in producing publications.

Special Notification: This position is non-classified and exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

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