The Public Information Officer - Reservist is a part-time, as-needed employee. Depending on the nature, size, and scope of the disaster, a Reservist can work 40+ hours a week for several weeks, or as little as a few hours each quarter. The Reservist supports in emergency and steady state operations of all public information functions including: development of public information content (videos, social media, news releases, fact sheets, etc.), monitoring social and traditional media, media relations, and supporting outreach events.
•Create, review, and edit public information content, including news releases, scripts, articles, brochures, videos, website content, talking points. presentations, plans and procedures, and other forms written, verbal and electronic communication.
• Maintain PIO situational awareness by monitoring both, traditional and social media, and preparing media monitoring reports.
• Support emergency public information roles in the state emergency operations center, joint information center, joint information system and the state emergency call center.
• The principles, practices and procedures used in public affairs/relations and communications.
• Desktop publishing and video, photo and audio production hardware, software, and formats.
• Social media platforms and principles.
• Microsoft Office products, Google, and other relevant technologies.
• Prioritize multiple tasks/projects to meet deadlines.
• Review (e.g., fact check) materials for accuracy and adherence to Department policies and procedures.
• Write in a variety of styles and according to Associated Press style guidelines.
• Operate standard office equipment (e.g., computer, copier, scanner).
• Communicate complex concepts in clear, expressive language understandable to the public and media.
• Gather and verify news information through interview, observation, and research.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, media, and stakeholders.
• Interpret policies and procedures, complete assignment on deadline.
• Produce professional-quality verbal, written and electronic communication.
• Exercise sound judgement in interacting /interviewing with the public, media, and stakeholders.
• Present to small and large groups.
• Summarize and communicate complex information.
• Respond to citizen and media requests in a courteous and effective manner.
• Organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks.
• Work evenings, weekends, and overtime.
Desired qualifications include any combination of education, training, and experience to meet job duties and responsibilities.
Special Job Requirements:
• This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
• In and Out of State travel required.
• Individual is required to pass a criminal background investigation.
This position is not eligible for State benefits.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
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DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and 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.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.