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Public Information Officer

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Posting Begin Date: 09/01/2023
Posting End Date: 09/10/2023
Category: Communications
Sub Category: Public Relations
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Shoshone, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 26.33
Maximum Salary: 33.37
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work. This opening is an opportunity to use your media relations, writing, and collaboration skills to promote the mission of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

ITD is recruiting for a Public Information Officer to join the department's Office of Communication in telling the story of one of the best transportation departments in the country. This position will be based out of our District 4 location in Shoshone. Candidates must have strong writing skills, experience interacting with news media, an understanding of how to use social media effectively, and the ability to develop successful outreach campaigns, facilitate public meetings and assist with internal communication.

Example of Duties

· Serve as media spokesman, develop news releases and other written or oral presentations; handles emergency communication involving crisis or unforeseen circumstances requiring research, writing, editing, and speaking; 

· Develop, implement, and evaluate ITD social media and other public facing outreach; 

· Execute, facilitate and lead communication plans on ITD projects, along with managing the use of consultants/contractors on construction projects; 

· Edit brochures, publications, correspondences;

· Coordinate project and program information with a variety of community stakeholders, including other state agencies, local government and operate as liaison on legislative activities affecting the department; 

· Monitor and evaluate department information and public relations management policy and program decisions; 

· Strategic advisor to management on public relations, policy and media matters; may prepare department position statements; 

· Develop, provide, or direct in-service information and public relations training; 

· Coordinate, develop and implement outreach programs/events with team members and executive leaders, along with other stakeholders; 

· Participate in developing, implementing and achieving the Office of Communication strategic goals and furthering the Idaho Transportation Department's overall mission. 

 Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: organization, structure, and ethics of electronic or print news media.

Some knowledge of: audiovisual production, to include video productions, still photography, slide shows or computer-generated graphics related to public information objectives.

Experience: planning, developing, and implementing major public information projects; developing and making oral presentations to groups; interpreting and translating technical or specialized material into information usable by the public; producing or editing informational material using electronic word processing; gathering and preparing general interest news or writing a variety of news releases that were published or broadcast in mass media for the general public; developing, writing, and producing informational material for mass distribution and specialized audiences; overseeing contractors/vendors or supervising staff in producing publications.

Supplemental Information

    Special Notification: This position is non-classified and exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission. 

    To learn more about the department, please visit the 
    ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!


    The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.