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People Making
A Difference!

State Government

of Insurance

PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0043


(208) 334-4398


Non-Classified Opening

Public Information Specialist

Non-Classified Classification

Department of Insurance

Open for Recruitment: November 7, 2017 - November 27, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS090793
Salary Range: $17.28 - $18.14 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Part-time / 20 Hours Per Week

Idaho’s Department of Insurance is seeking an individual with an interest in providing public relations with a proven ability to communicate with the public in all facets of information dissemination to join its dynamic team of professionals!


Performing public information activities in support of the agency's operations and public relations.

Information preparation and dissemination:

  • Produces or edits informational and educational material such as newsletters, brochures, and other publications 
  • Drafts responses, speeches, program scripts and department position statements to provide information to media and public
  • Manages social media sites for department
  • Supports agency website and works closely with agency staff to elicit content 
  • Responds to public information requests and conducts research as necessary 
  • Writes and distributes meeting minutes and news releases 
  • Researches background data to write agency newsletter 
  • Develops and maintains a variety of media contacts 
  • Arranges public forums, publicity and advertising as well as media appearances for department personnel

Information and public relations planning:

  • Plans and coordinates agency seminars/conferences to include developing and submitting budget proposals for approval 
  • Provides input for department information and public-relations goals and priorities 
  • Advises and trains department staff regarding communication issues and methods 
  • Adheres to department and media time frames to ensure deadlines are met


  • Some knowledge of: organization, structure, and ethics of the electronic or print news media; computer based generated graphic design; and printing procedures and techniques.
  • Experience: communicating with the public in written and verbal formats; effective use of social media for business purposes; writing news releases or preparing general interest news for publication or broadcast; researching, composing, editing, and laying out informational material; interpreting and translating technical or specialized material into information usable by the public; and producing or editing informational material using electronic word processing.


  • Bachelor's degree or five (5) years professional experience in Communications or a closely related field
  • Experience utilizing desktop/web publishing software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator)
  • Experience creating and updating forms using Word and Acrobat
  • Experience developing, writing, and producing informational material for mass distribution and specialized audiences
  • Some knowledge of legislative processes
  • Some project management and event planning skills
  • Proven organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills


Submit letter of application (cover letter), a writing sample, a list of at least three professional references (include length/nature of association) and résumé outlining experience and education to:

Idaho Department of Insurance
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043
Phone: (208)334-4250  Fax: (208) 334-4398

Resumes and supplemental materials will be reviewed to select the most highly qualified candidates to participate in the department’s interview process.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho’s Department of Insurance!

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.