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Job Title:  PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 2 - Publications Coordinator

Posting Close Date:  2/21/2023


Requisition Id:  16638

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 2 - Publications Coordinator - Requisition ID: 16638 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: 2/21/2023 

Geographical Location: Reno, Sparks  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 37 

Salary Range: $56,522.16 - $84,229.92 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 



Phone:  775 684-0128 




Position Description

Public Information Officers manage the public relations and information program for an agency on a statewide basis; write media releases, newsletters, and informational brochures; produce audiovisual presentations and take photographs.


The Publications Coordinator (PC) position is responsible for the writing, design and pre-press preparation for the agency’s four annual magazines (Nevada Fishing Guide, Big Game Seasons and Applications Regulations, Nevada Big Game Hunting Guide and the Nevada Small Game Hunting Guide) as well as additional educational materials for the public including brochures, posters, signs, presentations, and internal and external newsletters. The PC handles all graphic design requests including infographics, logos and graphic elements for magazines and newsletters. As a public information officer, the position also includes writing press releases, media alerts and feature stories, handling media requests and helping with the Department’s social media efforts.  The PC is also a member of the Department marketing team and leads the Nevada Free Fishing Day Poster Contest. The Publications Coordinator’s duties include serving as a staff photographer for all events including Free Fishing Day, commission meetings, conservation projects and other events as assigned. The photos taken at these events are used in NDOW’s educational materials throughout the year.


Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.


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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, English, public or community relations, communications or closely related field and three years of professional experience in administering or directing a public information program including writing media releases and newsletters, preparing and presenting speeches and multimedia presentations, independent media contact, development of public relations strategies and journalistic writing; OR one year of experience as a Public Information Officer I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Experience with design and layout software is required
  • Experience with developing a public relations/marketing campaign that involves digital media is required
  • Experience initiating, developing, managing, and monitoring contracts for printing, photography, and videography is required. 


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

  • A valid drivers license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

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 salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe