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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/05/22

Applications Due06/02/22

Vacancy ID104248

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleAssistant Director Public Information (Press Secretary) #00011

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $104651 to $153898 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 30%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address 59 Maiden Lane

City New York


Zip Code10038

• Ten or more years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or similar area.
• Exceptional writing, speaking and organizational skills a must.
o Additional Comments: An on-site writing test may occur for candidates invited for an interview.
• Ability to juggle multiple projects on differing deadlines while maintaining responsibility for daily operational tasks.
• Prior experience serving as a spokesperson with a government, financial, corporate or advocacy organization required.
• Travel required.

Duties Description We are looking for an experienced and creative press secretary to join our team. As an Assistant Director Public Information (Press Secretary), you will be responsible for overseeing and implementing communications, government affairs, community event planning, social media, and digital and media relations strategies. An ideal candidate has at least 10 years of experience in government communications, public relations, journalism, community event planning, public affairs, or related field.

• Develop, execute, and evaluate a broad range of short- and long-term strategies for the State Comptroller’s office.
• Provide ongoing, high-level strategic communications and community event planning counsel to the State Comptroller, senior management, and operational divisions.
• Manage administrative functions, including supervising staff and helping to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior experience managing staff desired.
• Strong writing and editing skills are a requirement.
• Work with communications team, senior leadership, and State Comptroller to determine communications needs, develop communications strategies, write materials, and proactively implement communications projects.
• Develop media and community outreach strategies to make stronger connections with key NYC stakeholders on the work of the State Comptroller.
• Engage independently on sensitive, complex issues and offer recommendations on policy positions and messaging for major issues and programs.
• Serve as a media spokesperson on policy, financial, political, operations and audits.
• Obtain and verify accuracy of information in all media outreach and communications, utilizing all available data and securing approval from subject matter experts and senior managers.
• Develop and implement messaging for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms in conjunction with social media director.
• Must have strong writing skills to edit materials of other staff and write communications materials, including press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, media statements, social media posts, web content, letters, publications, video scripts and other materials for distribution to the press, public and key stakeholders.
• Supervise, arrange, and coordinate public and community events, such as press conferences, media availability, speeches, interviews and other public or virtual events.
• Operate in a way which fosters a commitment to excellence and teamwork. Maintain an overall environment within the department, which is positive and results oriented.
• Some travel required.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Joanne Pirfo

Telephone 518-474-1924

Fax 518-486-6723

Email Address


Street 110 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a clear, concise resume and cover letter stating how you meet the minimum qualification to no later than June 2, 2022. Please reference Item #00011 - JP in the subject line and on the cover letter.
When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section. The GOER ID # should not be included.

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