Job Posting: Information Officer I

Department of Justice

JC-192575
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Information Officer I
INFORMATION OFFICER I (SPECIALIST)

$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Director and Deputy Director, Office of Communications, the Information Officer I writes, edits, and prepares informational material for press releases, media advisories, OpEds, correspondence, newsletters, and other publications. The incumbent will participate in crafting and executing the office's social media strategy, as well as respond to and inform the media, perform assignments directly related to disseminating public information, represent the Attorney General at meetings, advise the Executive Office staff on the impact of departmental activities, and serve as a point of contact for the Office of Communications.

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-192575
Position #(s):
420-085-5601-XXX
Working Title:
Information Officer I
Classification:
INFORMATION OFFICER I (SPECIALIST)
$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 A
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, 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.
  • For more information about the Department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-192575) 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

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: Until Filled

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: Amanda Kelley (JC-192575)
Office of Human Resources
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:

Amanda Kelley (JC-192575)
Office of Human Resources
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 - The statement is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify you for the position. The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) serves as a documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than two pages in length. Vague and/or incomplete SOQ may not be considered if they do not fully respond to the required information. Cover letters do not take the place of a SOQ.
  • 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:

The ideal candidate will have 
press experience, worked in a public relations firm, state legislature, or state agency doing proactive press. The candidate must have strong organizational skills, knowledge of state and local policy issues, experience with social media, work well under pressure, and exercise the highest degree of initiative and independence of action. The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality of information, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, work effectively with all levels of staff, and master emerging new policy initiatives and preferably be bilingual.

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:
Amanda Kelley
(916) 210-6075
amanda.kelley@doj.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Dalia Reed
(916) 210-6018
dalia.reed@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 Job Related Information

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/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=1PB3101 

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