April 04, 2012

JOB OF THE WEEK: D.C. Courts, Communication Specialist

The D.C. Courts is accepting applications for Communication Specialist (Salary: $89,033 - $115,742).

The incumbent:

  • Works under the supervision of the Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, and is responsible for coordinating internal communications among the approximately 1500 employees of the D.C. Courts
  • Develops communications plans for each of the various court initiatives and events which include: Building a Great Place to Work, Strategic Management, Work/Life Balance, Health and Wellness, Strategic Human Resources, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Law Day, Domestic Violence Awareness Week, Foster Parents Month, the annual Employee Awards Ceremony, and other events that the courts commemorate.
  • Develops and manages intranet content, ensuring that it is relevant and of interest to and easily accessible by all court employees; Coordinates publication of the Courts’ newsletter, the Full Court Press on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Develops new channels of communication between divisions, units, teams and their employees, to enhance employee engagement and the productivity of the D.C. Courts, and thus to enhance public trust and confidence in the judiciary.

Minimum qualifications: A bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, or a related field, plus five (5) years of experience in public relations or communications.  An advanced degree in a related field can be substituted for up to two years of required experience.  Documentation of education must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered. Position closes on 4/23/12.

TO APPLY: Submit the D.C. Courts Application and ranking factor responses by: mail to D.C. Courts, Human Resources Division, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20001; FAX to (202)879-4212; hand-deliver to D.C. Courts, HR Division, Gallery Place (7th Street, NW between H & F Streets), Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.; email to [email protected].

To obtain the complete announcement and a court application, visit our website at www.dccourts.gov/jobs   or call (202) 879-0496 and ask to speak with Nancy Matos.  (PF tipster)

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