Chief Communications Officer

29 Jul, 2019


Chief Communications Officer

Ohio Department of Medicaid
Columbus, OH

Job Duties
Office: Communications
Working Title: Chief Communications Officer (PN 20086627)
Job Preview:
The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is looking for a Deputy Director of Communications to
direct and manage the Agency’s Communications program. The successful candidate will advise
ODM’s Director and Executive Staff on all public relations and social media matters. You will oversee
all topics affecting the public, news media, social media and constituency relations.
The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Graduate degree or higher in Communications, Journalism and/or Marketing or other relevant
5 years of experience in Communications. Journalism and/or Marketing and in managing a
Communications Program or other relevant experience.
Job Description:
Under administrative direction, acts as chief communications officer for the Ohio Department of
Medicaid (ODM) and assists ODM’s Director in defining agency goals and objectives and directs
communications for the agency: develops and directs communication strategy and tactics; oversees
social media activities; maintains confidential and fiduciary relationship with Director; advises on all
ODM matters as they affect public, news media and constituency relations; develops business
relationships with local, state and national media outlets related to ODM; serves as liaison between
ODM and the press; assists in formulating agency goals and objectives; develops and implements
policies and procedures for agency communication program (e.g., broadcast, print and social media;
public and constituency relations); acts on behalf of and represents Director as requested; ensures
appropriate staffing at media related events and meetings.
Supervises assigned staff (e.g., makes recommendations for hire of staff; assigns work and
provides direction; reviews work and provides feedback; establishes goals and monitors and
evaluates performance; encourages staff development; approves/disapproves leave; conducts staff
meetings; recommends disciplinary action).
Monitors and oversees ODM relations with news media; ensures timely responses on routine
inquiries, departmental promotional events, programs administered by ODM and national
publications; designs, plans and oversees projects aimed at making general public and potential
consumers of ODM services aware of existence and availability of all services.
Monitors communications explaining ODM operations and initiatives to professionals, advocates,
elected and appointed officials; performs other duties assigned (e.g., attends staff meetings and
briefings; travels to meeting sites; maintains logs, records and files).
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Education &/or experience in communications or journalism or other relevant
experience as determined by the appointing authority.
Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate degree or higher in Communications, Journalism and/or Marketing or other relevant
education; 5 years of experience in Communications, Journalism &/or Marketing and managing a
Communications Program or other relevant experience.
Supplemental Information:
Travel required, as needed. Must provide own transportation. Or, in order to operate a state vehicle,
you must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence.
This position is Unclassified per 124.11(a)(9) of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
This position is Overtime Exempt.
All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience & education
provided on your civil service application.
Attachments to your application are not accepted for this job posting. Please provide detail in the job
duty section of your application.
Background Check Information
The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check.
Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An
individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an
applicant from consideration.

How to Apply:
The following link will allow you to directly view AND apply for the Chief Communications Officer position at the Ohio Department of Medicaid.  This job posting expires on 8/3/2019 at 11:59PM. Applications must be submitted before then in order to be considered.  Direct Link:
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Job posted: 2019-07-29