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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 1/2/3 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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$2,158.00 - $4,240.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

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LWC-Office of Executive Director

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/6/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Public Information Officer 1/2/3

Office of the Secretary

Division: Public Relations Division

Location: East Baton Rouge

Announcement #: LWC177190-05-25-23CG

Position Information:

This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency-wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

Vacancy Information:

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Public Information Officer 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

Exam Required:

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-PLE (Professional Level Exam) in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the testhere. (

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic

application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

This agency participates in E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

All applicants selected for employment must submit to drug screening and background check.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you need a special accommodation for a disability.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities • TDD# 800-259-5154

LWC does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.

For further information about this vacancy contact :

Charlotte Gautreau

HR Analyst

Louisiana Workforce Commission (



A baccalaureate degree.


Experience in marketing, public relations, library science, and/or the research, written preparation and dissemination of information to the public or on behalf of an organization to its customers through such medium as publications, broadcasting, Internet web pages, social media, or public speaking will substitute for the required degree on the basis of one year of experience for thirty semester hours of college.


Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.


Graphic design, graphic art and technical jobs in radio/TV production will not be considered as qualifying. Some examples of technical radio/TV production jobs include but are not limited to TV camera operators, directors, production technicians, sound technicians, or video technicians.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To disseminate routine informational material through various media to inform the public about a department's programs or services, inform executive and administrative staff about progress of public relations activities and assist in developing and implementing public relations programs for departmental programs.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from Public Information Director, or other higher level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Public Information Officer 2 by the absence of independent and persuasive responsibility for public information/relations initiatives.

Examples of Work

Gathers, prepares and distributes information about a department, agency, or office to the media and directly to the public on ongoing programs.

Assists in program development and implementation.

Assists in gathering and entering information on the departmental web page.

Assists in responding to electronic commerce from the departmental web page.

Researches and assists in writing news releases.

Contacts media representatives to inform them of special agency events.

Assists in coordinating publicity for agency events; sets up displays, gives tours and audio-visual presentations.

Researches and assists in writing materials for and participates in the layout of informational materials such as newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, directories, brochures, billboards, fact sheets, and posters.

Assists in developing audio-visual presentations and scripts.

Assists in speech writing for executives.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


    Describe your experience in Communications.


    Describe your experience in Graphic Design.


    Are you Social Media savvy?


    Describe your public sector work experience.

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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