With general direction, will manage communications programs for the Office of the State Controller to ensure that the financial status of the State of California is articulated to Bonding Syndicates, the State Legislature, local governments, special districts, rating syndicates, underwriters, and financial institutions throughout the United States. The position will function as a key policy advisor relative to communicating data regarding the financial "health" of California.
The position will disseminate information relative to the primary objectives of the State Controller; that is, to provide sound fiscal control over receipt and disbursement of State and Federal public funds and the financial condition of the State; communicate legislatively-mandated fiscal programs to local governments; create effective lines of communication with other State departments who share the responsibility for the administration of the use of public funds; communicate effectively with other State departments such as the Department of Finance, the State Treasurer's Office, and the State Legislature on issues that affect the State of California's ability to collect revenue, determine investment options, and protect the financial bond and rating status of the State; and do other related work.
Manages staff responsible for communicating the Office of the State Controller's statewide Fiscal Control Programs to the following:
1. State Legislature
2. Rating Syndicates
4. Department of Finance
5. Boards and Commissions
6. Special Districts
7. Local Governments
8. Private Financial Institutions
Formulate the Office of the State Controller's policy with regard to development of a comprehensive communications program.
Three years of experience in California state service performing professional dissemination and communication of economic information, with a level of responsibility not less than that of Deputy Director, Communications; Administrator IV; Principal Investment Officer; Deputy Commissioner; Press; or Information Officer III, CEA.
Four years of experience in California state service performing professional dissemination and communication of economic information, with a level of responsibility not less than Supervising State Financial Examiner III; Publications Consultant; Chief, Communications.
Five years of experience in a governmental or private professional agency with responsibility articulating information relative to the primary responsibility of the agency and/or business, at least two years shall have involved management of the agency or business' comprehensive communications program, or five years of experience as a communications consultant. (Experience in the California state service must include at least two years performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility not less than Deputy Director, Communications, Administrator IV, Principal Investment Officer, Deputy Commissioner, Press, or Information Officer III, CEA.) and
Education: Completion of a prescribed communications and/or business curriculum given by an accredited residence school, resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Business Administration, or Economics, or equivalent degree, certificate, or diploma approved by the Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education under the provisions of California Education Code Chapter 3, Part 59, Division 10.
Knowledge of: Administration of communications programs and procedures, as used in governmental agencies; principles and techniques of effective business communication, organization, management, and supervision; a manager's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Ability to: Disseminate financial information and articulate that information to a variety of governmental and private financial institutions; direct statewide communications programs relating to the use and accountability for State and Federal public funds; develop policies and formulate legislation affecting the State of California's financial "health"; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of business.
Master's Degree in Communications, Economics, or Business Administration.