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Current Openings

Job Title: Director of IT for Public Safety and Defense 

Job Description: A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a trusted, credible partner that empowers employees to provide valued business expertise allowing customers to focus on their missions across state government. OMES provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor’s Office on budgetary policy matters. Our mission is supporting our partners through unified business services. The OMES mission requires a highly-qualified workforce committed to making government run in the most efficient, innovative manner possible. Achieving that mission takes team-oriented, solutions-driven professionals who understand the importance of partnering to achieve success. The Information Services Division (ISD) is seeking a full-time Director of Information Technology for Public Safety and Defense for our Oklahoma City location. This is an unclassified position in state government. OMES offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience. The Public Safety and Defense IT service team of OMES supports the mission of public safety in Oklahoma by lending technology support in a vast number of areas. This service team performs the IT support functions for public safety agencies. Daily Activities: • Establish strong relationships with agency leadership through consistent communications and develop a firm understanding of agency business processes and objectives. • Exercise IT leadership and mentor the agency IT strategist embedded for assigned agencies, serve as an advocate for sponsor agencies, and facilitate the creation and maintenance of agency-specific and cabinet-level governance for IT projects and data use. • Serve as point-of-escalation and provide dotted line oversight as part of a matrix reporting structure to agency IT strategists, Program Managers, Account Executives, and Technical Account Managers assigned to support Public Safety and Defense agencies. • Assist in the alignment of state IT strategies and agency-specific business and IT strategies; align agency-specific IT metrics and supporting processes with the State metrics; review all agency-specific IT procurements in accordance with applicable IT architecture; and assist agencies in developing annual IT budgets. • Lead and oversee major public safety projects, including Oklahoma Public Safety Broadband Network Initiative, Public Safety Land Mobile Radio Service, and Center for Excellence. • Identify and implement a financial model to sustain current service operations and necessary future technology upgrades • Create and set performance plans for the team aligned to strategic plans • Identify and resolve gaps in skills, processes, and resources • Provide effective communications throughout the agency. • Develop and make presentations to groups of state employees on any materials relating to the state’s business processes or utilization of the new software. • Represent the agency before employee groups, other state agencies and national organizations; and serve on committees as required. • Provide leadership for the project team by organizing and leading the multiple groups and committees required to identify and analyze the state processes to define the requirements to assure the validity for reporting and processing of the State’s business transactions. • Assess IT support architectures, acquisition, license management, security, policies and advise the appropriate Information Services Division personnel on IT strategic planning issues. • Develop, evaluate, and manage staff • Serve as a liaison between stakeholders, business, and technical aspects of a service program area • Assign duties, responsibilities, and spans of authority to personnel • Facilitate communication upward and across the organization • Meet all information technology requirements of the State through the development of appropriate operating and applications systems • Establish priorities for systems development and information technology projects in accordance with agency or departmental requirements • Develop plans for future utilization of information technology services in the overall state program, and make recommendations concerning the selection and purchase of equipment, vendor products or services • Coordinate activities within the management information services division and with user divisions within the agency or other user agencies; participate in the development of the agency budget work program with primary responsibility for funds to be allocated for information technology requirements Supervisory Responsibilities: This position requires supervisory responsibilities. Minimum Qualifications: Requirements include five years of experience in an information technology field, including two years in a supervisory, team lead, or project manager capacity, PLUS an additional two years of professional supervisory or administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 12 semester hours in computer science or management information systems course work for each year of the required non-supervisory, leadership or management experience. Extensive experience with public safety is preferred. Successful completion of a thorough background investigation, which may include national fingerprinting and polygraph examination, is required. OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request. Please apply at; Recruitment #180504-UNCB-35

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Job Description: The Public Information Officer is responsible for planning and implementing the strategic direction for the Jefferson County Public Information Department and communicating a cohesive message to the public. Through strategic initiatives, the Public Information Officer is responsible for developing, managing, and disseminating communications for Jefferson County. The duties and tasks include formulating and implementing a strategic communications plan for the County, generating and conveying internal and external communications via multiple mediums (e.g., press releases, internal memos, County-wide webpage, social media), building and maintaining relationships with the community and the media, coordinating with County leadership to ensure all communications are consistent, leading public information staff in supplying information and relevant services to County employees and the public, and staying abreast of current trends and developments in public affairs. The Public Information Officer formulates and executes a broad range of policies, establishes short- and long-term financial plans, works collaboratively with parties internally and externally, establishes management practices and processes that ensure the accomplishment of performance standards, and provides technical supervision.

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Job Title: Director, Office of Communication and Media

Job Description: The County Administrator’s Office of Contra Costa County is seeking qualified candidates for Director of the Office of Communications and Media. The Director of the Office of Communications and Media, under direction, administers the County’s public information and communications programs which fall in the following four (4) main areas. • Cable Television: (CCTV) Manages the County’s cable television services and activities. • Public Information: Coordinates with county departments and officials to effectively communicate county business and activities to the public; ensures that requests for information from the public and media are responded to; prepares or edits publications for internal and external audiences; and works with others such as the County Administrator’s Office, Sheriff, etc. on crisis and emergency planning and communications. • County Website: Oversees the design and maintenance of the County’s website. • Media: Manages the County’s news media activities, dealing with broadcast and print media locally, statewide and nationally. Contra Costa County is recognized as a world-class service organization where innovation and partnerships merge to enable our residents to enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous life. Contra Costa County serves people, business and communities. Our organization and each one of our employees value: Clients and communities, partnerships, quality services, accountability, fiscal prudence, and organizational excellence. We are looking for someone who has: • Ability to make highly effective public presentations • Ability to compose new articles, speeches, radio and T.V. scripts, newsletters, reports, and letters • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience • Working knowledge of techniques and strategies for preparing, producing and disseminating information to a variety of audiences • Expertise in disseminating information on social media and online communication outlets • Extremely detail oriented • Drive to produce high-quality work results • Willingness to take accountability for work product • Able to coordinate multiple priorities • Integrity and professionalism A few reasons you might love this job: • You will have opportunities to develop and drive the County’s social media exposure. • You will help guide department leaders and stakeholder groups in exploring and designing creative and effective ways to disseminate public information. • Shape and manage the County’s new media activities A few challenges you might face in this job: • You will work in a fast paced political environment with direction given from multiple sources and competing deadlines. • You may be required to advise customers that system limitation or County policies prevent you from delivering the outcomes that they desire. • You will be expected to exercise sound judgment in making decisions on sensitive issues with a high consequence of error. Read the complete job description at . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE Tentative Oral Exam: February 16, 2018 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Communications, Television Production, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Relations Communications, Journalism or a closely related field. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience in the management and/or regulation of cable television franchises or public services, journalism, public information, public relations, website design and maintenance or related work which directly involves the preparation and dissemination of information to the general public; including two (2) years of administrative or management experience. Substitution Education: One (1) year of additional qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required undergraduate academic major; no substitution for two (2) years of administrative or management experience. Substitution for Experience: Possession of a Master's degree in one of the noted major fields identified above may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience of the type noted above; no substitution for two (2) years of administrative management experience. SELECTION PROCESS 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 100%) Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 

Job TitleGraphic Designer/Assistant Webmaster

Job Description: Orange County Community Relations Department has an opening for a Graphic Designer/Assistant Webmaster. Under general supervision of a higher-level administrator, an employee of this position is responsible for managing the graphic design functions for Orange County government.  An employee is responsible for the coordinating and creating content design for publications for various Orange County Government departments, including multi-page brochures, booklets, flyers, postcards and other projects as needed. An employee maintains and updates Orange County website ( to ensure that all information is current, accurate and accessible. Perform daily functions for updating home page, editing and posting as needed. An employee must also have working knowledge of social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and will assist the Community Relations Director in providing regular updates to county channels. Supervision is not an essential function of class. May perform other duties as assigned.

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