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State of Montana Senior Communications and Brand Specialist in Helena, Montana

Why should you keep reading and consider working here? We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration. Our foundation of success is having effective working relationships built on mutual trust and respect. We will challenge you to be the best you can be and will work hard to provide a work environment that allows you to succeed. What is this career opportunity? This position serves as the department’s public information officer; develops and implements communication strategies; responds to informational requests from employees, customers, and citizens; addresses informational needs as required for the Governor’s Office and legislative body; writes speeches and other supportive informational documents to be used in a variety of internal and external forums; develops strategies and implements initiatives associated with branding projects, web pages, and related activities; and measures the effectiveness of branding and communications programs and strategies. This position will remain open until filled. An initial candidate review will be conducted on/_Tuesday, July 27._/ What are we looking for? Education and Experience: * Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or a related field; and five years of progressively responsible experience as a public information officer, public relations role, or similar position. * Alternative combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Competencies: * Proven success in designing and executing marketing and communications strategies including branding development methods. * Applies knowledge of various communication methods and tools, including the use of written materials, internet, and other media. * Understanding of public information laws and related processes. * Ability to effectively influence a diverse set of stakeholders by developing strong working relationships; providing expertise; and presenting relevant data. * Excellent communication skills and understands how to communicate appropriately in a variety of settings. * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to analyze data, understand trends, develops recommendations for action based on the analysis. * Excellent organizational and project managements skills and ability to meet deadlines. * Able to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures. * Finds effective solutions to a variety of issues while considering short-term and long-term impact. * Effectively manages and prioritizes a variety of diverse projects and tasks and adapts quickly to changing priorities. Does this sound like you? Please tell us how and why by submitting yourresume,cover letter, and three professional business references. What can you expect from us in return for your hard work? * Lookhereto see the additional benefits! They include: o Work/life Balance o Health Coverage o Retirement plans o Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays o And more… * Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) –Employmentwith the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Lookhereto learn more and see if you may qualify! Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. *Job: Public Relations/Communication *Title: *Senior Communications and Brand Specialist Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21141766

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