Job Posting: INFORMATION OFFICER II

Department of Justice

JC-259758
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INFORMATION OFFICER II
INFORMATION OFFICER II

$6,695.00 - $8,319.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/30/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Office of Communications Director within the Directorate Division, the Information Officer (IO) II conducts public relations strategies and communications to increase the public information and education associated with the Attorney General’s Office and enhances internal communications throughout the Department. The IO II also consults with and advises executive staff of the public relations implications related to the Department’s activities.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-259758
Position #(s):
420-085-5595-XXX
Working Title:
INFORMATION OFFICER II
Classification:
INFORMATION OFFICER II
$6,695.00 - $8,319.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time
Work Shift:
Day
Work Week:
Monday-Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Directorate Division, Office of Communications.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility. 

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required. 
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control (JC-259758) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required upon appointment.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 7/30/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Kristin Bronson (JC-259758)
1300 I Street Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice
Kristin Bronson (JC-259758)
1300 I Street Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Interested individuals must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) in addition to the standard state application (form STD 678). When completing the SOQ, please include all relevant experience, education, and training, as applicable, and explain all answers thoroughly. Your SOQ response must be in a word document, no longer than 3 pages, single-spaced using 12 pt. Arial font.

    Please list the questions in your response to the following questions:

    1. Describe your experience researching a complex topic for the development of talking points, press releases, key messages, fact sheets, etc.

    2. Describe your experience responding to members of the media. What do you feel has been the most successful tactic when working with news reporters?

    3. Describe the experience and education you possess that make you the ideal person for this position.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Knowledge of techniques and strategies for preparing, producing, and disseminating information to the public. 
  • Ability to effectively present sensitive and complex information, both verbally and in writing, to diverse audiences. 
  • Possess excellent relationship-building skills, particularly with the news media and other public groups. 
  • Possess strong teamwork and leadership skills. 
  • Ability to effectively manage and supervise multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of the work, particularly the public and the media. 
  • Ability to implement effective government, community, and media relations programs. 
  • Understand the principles of transparency in state government. 
  • Ability to represent the Attorney General's Office with the public and the media in a variety of settings

Benefits

Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California -

https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx 

 

 

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Kristin Bronson
(916) 210-6547
Kristin.Bronson@doj.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Charlene Andrews
(916) 210-7854
Charlene.Andrews@doj.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
EERROffice@doj.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information

Additional Application Filing Information: Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

 

If you do not currently have eligibility for this position, you may obtain eligibility by taking the exam located at https://www.jobs.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/1PB3103.PDF



This limited term position may be extended up to twenty-four (24) months, and may become permanent.

This position is still pending budget approval.

 


Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off