Deputy Communications Director

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Nov 16, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Community Relations or PR and Marketing Information Technology and Communication Services

Job Description

Announcement Number: 419145599

Telephone: 775-684-1100 ● Fax: 775-684-1108 ● Web: ag.nv.gov ● E-mail: aginfo@ag.nv.gov
Twitter: @NevadaAG ● Facebook: /NVAttorneyGeneral ● YouTube: /NevadaAG

AARON D. FORD
Attorney General

KYLE E.N. GEORGE
First Assistant Attorney General

CHRISTINE JONES BRADY
Second Assistant Attorney General

STATE OF NEVADA
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

100 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

November 15, 2019

JESSICA L. ADAIR
Chief of Staff

RACHEL J. ANDERSON
General Counsel

HEIDI PARRY STERN
Solicitor General

Position Announcement
Open Competitive
Administration Division/Attorney General's Office

POSITION TITLE: Deputy Communications Director
DUTY STATION: Carson City, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada
GROSS Salary: $51,573.60 - $63,340.00 (Employee/Employer Paid)
$44,996.40 - $55,258.00 (Employer Paid)
POSITION STATUS: Exempt (FLSA); serves at the will of the Attorney
General; employment is contingent upon completion of NCIC/NCJIS and a
fingerprint criminal history check.
DUTY STATION AND HOURS: The position may be filled in Carson City
or Las Vegas depending on the quality of the applicants. The hours will gen-
erally be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although early
morning, evening and weekend hours may be required. There may also be
travel and overnight stay required for media announcements and events con-
ferences, and working groups outside of the duty station.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Communications Direc-
tor, the Deputy Communications Director may be asked to draft press releas-
es; assist with responses to media inquiries; develop talking points for
speeches, media events and interviews; review and draft memos and letters,
assist with the creation and set up of press conferences; monitor and assem-
ble national and statewide news on a daily basis for issues related to the
work of the office; write/manage content for office's social media sites; assist
in the production of PSAs, commercials and videos; and work on website up-
dates and changes. Additional duties may include assisting other staff, in-
cluding the Attorney General, First Assistant Attorney General and Chief of
Staff on a variety of media relations issues and special projects as needed.
This position may also require mentoring and supervising communications
interns.
In addition to these duties, the Deputy Communications Director will also
oversee the work of the Director of Constituent Services, and all work related

November 15, 2019

to the office's Constituent Services Unit. This position will involve working
closely with related staff, office managers and the Investigations Division.
These duties may include assisting the Director of Constituent Services with
training protocols and management; attending and providing input at regular
team meetings; creating constituent letters; responding to constituent com-
plaints, inquiries and requests; and other duties that help enable and main-
tain the function of this unit.
POSITION CHARACTERISTICS: The candidate selected will have a high
degree of proficiency in writing and public speaking ability, as well as the
ability to communicate effectively with the media and public. The selected
candidate will demonstrate the capacity to establish successful interpersonal
relationships, plus excellent organization and time management skills.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of journalism or communica-
tions through a degree or relevant experience; strong writing and oral com-
munication skills; research skills; experience with news media, graphics, pho-
tography, and video editing preferred, but not required; ability to work on a
deadline and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; excep-
tional attention to detail; skilled in or able to quickly learn Word, Excel, Pow-
erPoint, and online collaboration tools; willingness to travel. Nevada ties are
a plus. Fluency in Spanish language preferred, but not required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND: Applicants should hold
degrees in journalism, communications, English or a related field. Those with
at least two years of experience in communications or journalism, and experi-
ence managing staff are preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires the requisite mobility to
work in a typical office setting and to use standard office equipment. This po-
sition requires travel to various offices and facilities in various parts of Neva-
da. This position also requires vision capable of reading extensive printed
materials and material on a standard size computer screen, and unimpaired
hearing and speech sufficient to clearly and effectively communicate in per-
son and telephonically from various venues and locations. Candidates must
be able to speak in a clear and understandable manner, and to hear and re-
spond to questions posed. Accommodation may be made for some of these
physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request
such accommodation.
This Position Announcement lists the major duties and requirements of the
position, but is not all-inclusive. The successful applicant may be expected to
perform additional job-related duties and may be required to have or develop
additional specific job-related knowledge and skills.

November 15, 2019

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter (which should include how you heard
about the position), resume, two writing samples, and a list of references no
later than close of business on DECEMBER 13, 2019 to:

Office of the Attorney General
Monica C. Moazez, Communications Director
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 3900
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1068
E-mail: MMoazez@ag.nv.gov

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, na-
tional origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensa-
tion and/or wages.


Closing Date/Time: 12/13/19