Baltimore CountyWindsor Mill 21244

Develops, reviews and edits presentations, correspondence, talking points, media responses, etc., for use by Executive Team Members and for internal and external distribution.

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Communications Specialist- Non-merit

Baltimore County
34 per week US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States
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Overview

Regular Schedule:  34 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Department of Health and Human Services, Animal Services, Communicable Disease and Environmental Health.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time. 

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

DEFINITION OF RESPONSIBILITY
Highlights and promotes departmental programs and services that address the wellbeing of Baltimore County residents in the areas of health and social services, primarily dedicated to the Division of Animal Services.  

 EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Creates and disseminates relevant messaging for multiple social media platforms.
  • Develops and distributes press releases to highlight and promote programs and services.
  • Develops, reviews and edits presentations, correspondence, talking points, media responses, etc., for use by Executive Team Members and for internal and external distribution.
  • Utilizes various platforms to deliver an array of public health and social services messages.  
  • Develops and maintains community partner relationships.
  • Plans, schedules and attends internal and external meetings relevant to advancing agency communications and operations objectives.
EXAMPLES OF OTHER DUTIES
Performs other related duties as required, including:
  • Contributes appropriate messaging to social media platforms.
  • Works with program teams to develop and highlight effective messaging.
  • Works closely with leadership to develop and strengthen employee engagement. 
  • Serves as member of the Emergency Preparedness team.
  • Under direction, oversees, logs and provides responses to Public Information Act (PIA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests received from the media and the general public.
NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree preferably in communications, public affairs, business, or a related field.
Plus
Five years of experience in marketing and/or outreach, with strong written and verbal communications skills.
 
Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years for the required education.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application by the closing date of the job posting.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org).

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Communications Specialist (Administrative Lead) - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes. 

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.

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