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Posting Close Date:  8/3/2021


Requisition Id:  2819

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 1 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 


Posting Close Date: 8/3/2021 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  






Pay Grade: GRADE 35 

Salary Range: $51,281.28 - $76,170.24 

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 



Phone:  775 684-0147 




Position Description

Public Information Officers manage the public relations and information program for an agency on a statewide basis; write media releases, newsletters and publications; plan, develop and execute full public relations campaigns; produce multi-media presentations; design, organize and maintain websites and social media platforms; and work collaboratively with the department vendors including an advertising agency, kiosk supplier and a number of similar stakeholders. 


The Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking a Public Information Officer 1 to become part of its communications team and work closely with three other individuals.  The Department is beginning an era of rapid transformation in which expert public outreach will be critical to the agency's success.  Social media outreach will be a primary function of this position.


This position is located at the  Department of Motor Vehicles Carson City Office and will be responsible for performing public relations and providing marketing communication and public program strategy oversight under the direction of the Public Information Officer 2.


The incumbent must possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.  The position will interact directly with the public; act as a liaison with other Public Information officers and officials from federal, state, local, and non-governmental organizations; respond to media inquiries from international, national, regional, and local media; support Department management and staff in public outreach efforts; ensure the public is aware of all new regulatory requirements, traffic laws, and program changes; promote alternative services offered by the Department across a combination of earned, owned and paid media; develop and maintain Department websites and social media platforms; and create informational flyers, posters, brochures, and videos. 



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Under the authority of NRS 239B.010.1(b), the DMV utilizes NRS 205 as criteria to obtain an FBI fingerprint clearance on prospective employees. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for this clearance. Any convictions pursuant to NRS 205 will disqualify any employee or vendor employee from obtaining access to the DMV Computer System. Additionally, DMV shall not knowingly employ a person if they have been convicted of any of the felonies listed under the Real ID regulation, which includes Espionage, Sedition, Treason, Terrorism, Transportation Security Incident, Improper Transportation of a Hazardous Material, Unlawful Possession of Explosives, Murder, Making any Threat Concerning a Lethal Device, Racketeering. Additional Real ID criteria provides that the DMV shall not employ a person if they have been convicted of a felony within 7 years of their application or if an applicant was released from incarceration for one of these crimes within five years of their application including Unlawful Firearm Violations, Extortion, Fraud, Bribery, Smuggling, Immigration Violations, Distribution of Controlled Substances, Arson, Kidnapping, Rape or Sexual Abuse, Assault With Intent to Kill, Robbery, or Fraudulent Seaport Entry. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for fingerprint clearance of these items.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, English, public or community relations, communications or closely related field and two years of professional experience in public relations or public information including writing media releases and newsletters, preparing speeches and multimedia presentations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Special Requirements

  • This position may require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • This position requires travel up to 25% of the time.
  • A valid drivers license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.


This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno