[Comm-Council] Job opening at OEM
HOKLIN Lonn * DAS DO
Lonn.Hoklin at state.or.us
Fri Nov 16 15:09:12 PST 2007
POST CODE: D721
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: LEMT0769
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER: X0866
OPEN: November 14, 2007
CLOSE: December 6, 2007
Public Affairs Specialist 3
(Crisis Communications and Public Education Officer)
$4155 - $6082 MONTHLY
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Oregon National Guard (ORNG) is constitutionally based in both the
Federal and State Constitution and is commanded by the Adjutant General,
who is appointed by the Governor. The purpose of the Oregon Military
Department (OMD) is to assist and support the Adjutant General in
executing his Constitutional duties as Commander of the ORNG. The
Adjutant General is statutorily required to command, provide
administration, and oversee construction and maintenance of facilities,
training camps and areas, and air bases for the Oregon Army and Air
National Guard in support of the Governor. The ORNG provides the
Governor with a ready force to assist civilian authorities during civil
unrest or natural disasters, or responds to the President during
Within this military environment, OMD employees work in a wide range of
occupations including armed security, fire fighters, repair/refurbish
Department of Defense equipment, support youth activities, operate and
maintain over 50 facilities throughout the state, manage major
construction projects, and provide expertise in environmental compliance
as well as managing the agency's budget and fiscal resources, providing
human resource management and payroll activities for State employees,
and soldiers and airmen called for State Active Duty.
Our positions mirror the wide variety of skills and knowledge needed to
support the ORNG's mission. If you are interested in an opportunity to
work in a complex, fast-paced military environment, please consider
applying for a position with the OMD.
* This is a permanent, full-time position with the Oregon
Emergency Management, a part of the Military Department, located in
* You do not need to be a member of the Oregon National Guard to
apply for this position.
* This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified
candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future
vacancies as they occur.
* This recruitment can be closed at anytime. Apply now if you
* In the GEOGRAPHIC AVAILABILITY section of your PD100
employment application, check only the geographic code where the current
vacancy is located. The code for Salem is 24M.
* This position is represented by the American Federation of
State, County and Municipal Employees' (AFSCME) Union.
* The State of Oregon provides an attractive benefit plan that
includes an employer contribution toward a variety of medical and dental
plans covering employees and dependents; options for life insurance,
long and short-term disability insurance, and accidental death and
disability coverage. Other benefits include the Public Employees
Retirement System program, paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick
leave, and a professional work environment.
* If you are a H.I.R.E. applicant and you are interested in
applying for this position, you must submit your State of Oregon
application (PD100) and respond to exam questions, if applicable, by the
close date of this announcement. If you qualify, you may be contacted
for an interview.
Your PD100 application form will be reviewed to verify that you meet the
qualifications stated in this section. Your background must have given
you the knowledge and skills identified in the Duties and
To receive credit, your application form must clearly show that you
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public
Relations, Marketing the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related
degree, and five years professional level experience in Public Relations
Eight years experience directly related to the position under
recruitment; five of the eight years must have been at the professional
NOTE: To receive credit for all required/related coursework, you must
submit a photocopy of your transcripts or certificate with your
AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT APPLICANT MUST:
* Pass a criminal background check.
* Possess and maintain a valid state driver's license
Only those applicants whose background most closely matches the needs
and the requirements of this position will be contacted for an
There is no test for this job. If you meet the "To Qualify"
requirements on this announcement, your name will be placed on the list
with a code of QLF (qualified). List the announcement number shown on
this job announcement on your PD100 application. Please be sure to note
all of your working experience on your PD100.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The person in this position will perform the following duties:
Strategic Communications: Plan and lead a comprehensive and integrated
public communications program for the Office of Emergency Management and
all partners (State, Local, tribal, and Federal agencies). Develop Joint
Communication Center communication plans and Crisis Communication Plans
for the State of Oregon. Plan long-range communications and public
education and out-reach strategies that include advertising, promotional
events and publicity for mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery
and crisis planning for the State of Oregon. Integrate communication
strategies with agency goals and objective and that of business
partners. Write communication policy and procedures for handling
sensitive information or media contact. Establish and maintain
communication partnerships between federal, state, tribal, and local
government, non-profits and private sector organizations, key
constituencies and the media; generate communication plans that focus on
constituent relationships. Recommend changes to administrative rules and
policies. Plan and lead long-range planning and evaluation efforts,
including convening work groups to create suggestions and changes to
future program activities, review and revise web-based communication
programs for the agency's internet and intranet. Plan and manage budgets
for advertising, promotions, publicity and web-site management, and
public outreach activities. Plan, lead and coordinate public outreach or
Advise management on the impact of proposed changes to agency programs,
policies and operations. Give advice to managers on the design and
implementation of communication projects. Facilitate meetings with
agency staff and members of publics to gather information and develop
communication strategies. Intercede between parties to help solve
communication problems or clarify information. Lead work groups with
program stakeholders to plan communication strategies or solve
communication programs. Represent agency on external task forces or
groups. Research grant and funding opportunities that will help support
the mission of the agency to better prepare Oregon.
Supervise the writing and production publications about agency programs.
Research, write and edit internal and external messages including
newsletters, program explanatory materials and news articles for
publication in newspapers and periodicals. Contact media representatives
to initiate articles and news releases about agency programs;
communicate with media representatives about sensitive or controversial
information; create press kits and other media information. Manage
contracts for advertising, sponsorships and other promotional
Must be able to work under the following conditions with or without
* Employee is required to maintain a drug/alcohol free workplace
in accordance with the 1988 Drug Free Workplace Act, OMD Drug/Alcohol
Testing Policy and applicable collective bargaining agreement.
* This position requires considerable travel.
If you have a disability and need any alternative materials to complete
the application form PD-100, you may call the Oregon Military Department
SEND completed application materials to:
Oregon Military Department, AGP (Room 164)
ATTN: Olga Ward
PO Box 14350
Salem, OR 97309-5047
FAX your application materials to: (503) 584-3556.
We recommend that applications be submitted as early as possible prior
to the close date. OMD cannot be responsible for material that is
illegible or missing as a result of transmitting by fax or which may be
lost through the mail.
Applications must be complete and legible and received by OMD-AGP by the
close date of December 6, 2007, 5:00 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Complete all parts of the application. If your
application is incomplete or does not clearly show the experience and/or
training required in the "Minimum Qualifications" section, your
application will be rejected. Your application will not be returned and
you may not submit additional information. However, if the recruitment
is still open, you may submit a new application which must be received
in our office by the close date.
NOTICE of results will be sent by mail. Although the agency is not
required to delay the selection process, you may request a review of the
results. Your request must be received within 10 days from the date of
the notice by mailing to: Oregon Military Department, AGP, PO Box 14350,
Salem, OR 97309-5047.
Submit only the required materials. Resumes, reference letters or work
examples should be kept for the interview.
KEEP a copy of your application for job interviews. COPIES ARE NOT
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS and information on application forms are available
* Local Oregon Employment Department field offices;
* Most State agency personnel offices; or
* The State's Jobs Page at: www.oregonjobs.org
THE OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT IS COMMITTED TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND WORKPLACE DIVERSITY.
Public Affairs Manager
Oregon Department of Administrative Services
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