AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of
TitlePublic Information Specialist 1
Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers
Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
Salary RangeFrom $28.77 to $28.77 Hourly
Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class
Compressed workweek allowed? No
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
The selected candidate must have:
Either 1: a bachelor’s degree in media, new media, English, communications, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, films, TV productions, or digital marketing AND two years of experience in public or governmental relations, and/or in writing or producing content for various media;
OR 2. a master’s or higher degree in media, new media, English, communications, journalism,
broadcasting, public relations, films, TV productions, or digital marketing AND one year of experience in public or governmental relations, and/or in writing or producing content for various media;
OR 3. six years of the experience in public or governmental relations, and/or in writing or producing content for various media.
• Experience in graphic design
Duties Description Department Summary:
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land, and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.
If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring a safe, nutritious, and accessible food supply; and providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.
To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/
Public Information Office:
The Public Information Office is responsible for the development and execution of internal and external communication, public information, and media relations for the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
To read more from the Department’s Public Information Office, please visit https://agriculture.ny.gov/pressroom or the Department’s Facebook (facebook.com/nyagandmarkets), Twitter (twitter.com/nyagandmarkets), and Instagram (instagram.com/nyagandmkts) pages.
This is a full-time, temporary, hourly position in Albany, New York. The Public Information Specialist 1 is a PEF bargaining-unit represented position that offers an hourly payrate of $28.77 with excellent benefits. Benefits include NYS Pension Plan membership, inexpensive health insurance options, and generous paid time off.
The Department of Agriculture and Markets is conveniently located near the Albany International Airport at 10B Airline Drive, Albany NY 12235. Employees at this location enjoy ample free parking, close proximity to Wolf Road and Central Avenue, and easy access to I-87.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The Public Information Specialist 1 will work within the Public Information Office and will have responsibilities including, but not limited to:
• Creating informational materials concerning agency activities; writing, editing, and distributing press releases, briefings, brochures, and other publications
• Participating in various activities related to, or in support of, the agency’s public information program, including assisting with the planning and executing of press conferences and other promotional events
• Assisting with media inquiries
• Maintaining and updating the agency’s website and social media channels, including creating content
• Assisting supervisor and other agency officials in planning, executing, and evaluating the public information program
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Email Address email@example.com
Notes on Applying Candidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must complete our online employment application and upload their college transcript(s), cover letter, and resume to the system. Our online employment application can be found at https://fs30.formsite.com/zMiW7u/5daykmjljv/index.html
The deadline to apply is July 1, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Rayow in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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