Director of Public Information

  • NJ Office of Legislative Services
  • Trenton, New Jersey
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Customer Service Library Services Political or Public Affairs Executive
  • Salary: $162,000 USD
  • Salary Top: $162,000
  • Apply By: Oct 21, 2022

Summary

Office of Legislative Services

Notice of Vacancy

Title:                                       Director of Public Information

Location:                                Office of Legislative Services

                                                 Office of Public Information

                                                  State House Annex

                                                  West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey

 

Starting Salary:                     $162,000.00

 

The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) is an agency of the New Jersey Legislature established by law to provide professional, nonpartisan staff support services to the Legislature including its officers, members, committees and commissions. OLS operates under the authority of the Legislative Services Commission, a 16-member bipartisan panel with equal representation from each House of the Legislature.

The goal of OLS is to facilitate the work of the New Jersey Legislature and to enable and promote public understanding of the legislative process. As nonpartisan employees of the Legislature, OLS staff are prohibited from engaging in political activity or taking a public position with regard to any matter before the Legislature.

Job Description

Description:  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:11-65 and under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Public Information oversees the distribution of information services to the officers and members of the Legislature and to all standing reference, joint, and special committees and commissions of the Legislature, and to the general public.

Duties include: directing, planning, and organizing the delivery of public information services and programs through the Legislative Information and Bill Room (LIBR), Hearing Reporter Unit, Ceremonial Resolution Unit, OLS Library, Publications and Graphics Services, Public Use program, and Tour Office. Acts as the official Records Custodian for the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) for OLS. 

Job Requirements

Requirements:

 Education*:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public affairs, public administration, communications, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree in public affairs, public administration, communications, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

* Foreign degrees and/or transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services and Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. at applicant’s expense.  Please attach copy of transcript and evaluation with applicationCandidates will not be considered for the position if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal. 

Experience:

  • Minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience in the legislative environment or related field including public affairs, public information, writing/editing, library science, customer service, history, or education.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Five years of experience in a managerial or supervisory capacity preferred.

 

Substitution:

 

  • Applicants who do not have a bachelor’s degree may substitute additional experience on a year-for-year basis and must have a minimum of 14 years of experience.

 

Residency Law: Pursuant to the “New Jersey First Act,” all persons newly hired by the Office of Legislative Services, unless exempted by the law, shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the Act.

Special Instructions

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Additional Information

Please respond by:  October 21, 2022

Please email cover letter and resume to: OLSJOBS@njleg.org

 

Date Posted:  September 22, 2022

  

The Office of Legislative Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.

 

Job Address

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