Government Operations Consultant II (Communications Coordinator)

Company: Division of Blind Services


Contact Person: People First

Application Deadline: September 8, 2021


This is a Government Operations Consultant II (Communications Coordinator) position in the Division of Blind Services, External Affairs Office.

  • Creates the Division’s monthly newsletter to include information beneficial to Division employees, DBS clients, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Creates, reviews and edits public information documents and publications as well as the content published on the Division’s webpage, intranet, and social media accounts.
  • Develops and coordinates the Division’s Communication Plan and Annual Report.
  • Strategizes and works with staff to provide recognition and appreciation of employers of blind and visually impaired individuals, as well as the efforts of Division employees and volunteers.
  • Prepares responses to inquiries from news media, the public, and the Legislature for review and approval of the Chief of External Affairs and the Division Director.
  • Develops strategies to improve internal and external communications and makes recommendations to the Chief of External Affairs and the Division Director.
  • Acts as the point of contact for inquiries from the media, keeping the Chief of External Affairs and Division Director apprised of all developments, and coordinates responses with appropriate agency personnel.
  • Serves as a backup to the legislative point person (the Chief of External Affairs). Assists with monitoring and tracking of pertinent legislation which is relevant to the Department of Education, sometimes outside of regular work hours.
  • Supports and tracks the Division’s involvement in local community activities and makes recommendations to administration related to networking opportunities and resource development ensuring the consistent support of local and statewide events.
  • Assists with the development of partnerships with other agencies and organizations for the purpose of enhancing educational, training, employment and community support opportunities for clients, as assigned.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of productive relationships with stakeholder groups to enhance the Division’s responsiveness to the concerns and needs of clients.
  • Represents the Division of Blind Services at professional and advocacy association events, as assigned.
  • Identifies outreach and promotional opportunities to increase the Division’s visibility statewide.
  • Organizes community events to raise awareness and engage stakeholders at the direction of Division leadership.
  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of professional experience in systems analysis, management analysis, program planning, program research, program evaluation, engineering or administrative work.
  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

How to Apply

Job Originally Posted on: Wednesday, September 1, 2021