Communications Officer III
up to $100,000.00 annualized, DOE
FIRST REVIEW DATE:
September 22, 2021
All positions are open until filled.
As a Communications Officer for the Arizona Supreme Court, you will develop, implement, and coordinate a comprehensive public affairs and communications program that supports the Strategic Agenda for the Judicial Branch. Duties include managing news media relations and public events for the Supreme Court, as well as writing press releases and producing communications materials for the Chief Justice’s public speaking engagements as needed. The Communications Officer also handles court-related ceremonies, oral arguments on the road, special projects and assist with legislative activities.
Other duties include: acting as Court spokesperson in highly sensitive or complex matters related to the administration of the judicial system; collaborating as needed with the Public Information Officers of other courts, other government agencies, and the Arizona State Bar; and working to increase public understanding of the role of the judicial system and the importance of its constitutional duties.
A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Administration, Political Science or a related field and five years of progressively responsible public relations or public information experience; excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to prepare clear and concise reports and press releases, as well as to present material to groups and on camera; ability to work as a member of a team to develop and implement a comprehensive and effective public and media relations program, and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with justices, judge, court staff, media representatives, officials from other government entities, and public organizations.
Travel level: moderate in-state travel required.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview. Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview. This is a Regular, Full-time, Exempt position.
The Arizona Supreme Court is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.