Thursday , February 2 2023



Job Description:

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Under the general direction of the Public & Legislative Affairs Information Branch Manager (an Information Officer II), the Public Information Officer Requires excellent writing and speaking skills and the ability to think strategically, clearly communicate compli cated topics, create concise and well-written narratives to respond to media inquiries, and act as a Department spokesperson. The Specialist must possess expert proficiency in drafting public-facing collateral, namely press releases, media advisories and talking points vital to sharing the department’s priorities with external parties. Additionally, the Specialist must exercise judgment in identifying negative and emergent media issues or inquiries and exhibit leadership in developing strategic and timely responses. The Specialist will research, plan, write, and edit various information to disseminate to stakeholders, the media, the public and Department staff about the Department’s activities and objectives. The Specialist will be responsible for communicating the District’s and Department’s administrative policies to diverse internal and external audiences, while ensuring a coordinated message is conveyed. The Specialist will research information to prepare talking points and press releases and prepare and disseminate the information. The specialist will also strategically develop and pitch stories to the media favorable to the Department. Media inquiries will require the Specialist to respond in writing and on camera. Incumbent will manage a diverse workload, paying attention to detail, juggle multiple tasks and assignments. Acts as a support to the Encampment and Clean California efforts. Punctual and regular attendance is required.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be on the Caltrans examination list to be eligible for this position. Eligibility for hire is determined by your score on the exam. The exam is located here:

Qualification & Experience:

  • Describe your experience working on high priority cases or projects.How did you manage your time effectively?
  • Describe your experience, if any, working on/for newspapers, television, radio and/or online media.
  • Describe your work experience collaborating with various government agencies, elected officials, media and/or the public.

Job Details:

Company: Caltrans

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Del Norte County, CA , US

Application Deadline: N/A

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