Deputy Director (Chief Communications Officer) PN 20064771


About Us:

Our mission is to serve injured works and Ohio employers through expeditious and impartial resolution of issues and arising for workers’ compensation claims and through the establishment of adjudication policy.

The Ohio Industrial Commission (OIC), Office of Communications, is seeking an experienced team leader with a customer focused background who can embrace daily challenges and demonstrate adaptability while providing direction and leadership to support staff and many different OIC departments. The selected individual must be analytical and have strong and clear communication skills, patience, good listening skills and attention to details.

What You’ll Do:

Under the general direction of the Chief Policy Officer, plans, directs & coordinates all functions & activities (i.e., State of Ohio Charitable activities, etc.) of the Communications Department; establishes goals & objectives & monitors implementation of new policies & procedures regarding the Communications Department in order to respond to agency directives issued by the State of Ohio Governor’s Office;

  • Prepares & updates long & short term goals, plans & objectives for the Communications Department.
  • Supervises assigned staff and conducts appropriate related tasks (i.e., conducts employee performance. evaluations, recommends qualified candidates for hire, promotion, recommends leave requests, discusses disciplinary actions & labor relations matters with Office of Human Resources, etc.).
  • Acts as spokesperson for the Chairperson, Commission Members &/or other Administrative representatives of the Industrial Commission of Ohio and disseminates all publication (e.g., IC, HR brochures, etc.).
  • Coordinates all communication functions & activities within the agency on a statewide bases.
  • Acts as a liaison to state agencies & the public regarding communications issues.
  • Conducts research & special projects; prepares required administrative & confidential reports & projects.
  • Develops for review & implementation of agency policy with respect to public information & public relations functions responsible for staffing; works with appropriate staff & departments regarding budgetary matters, human resources matters, information technology matters, etc.
  • Prepares budget for the department & approves expenditures.

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What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website ! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period . Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Employee Development Funds

  • The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation

  • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Education &/or experience in communications or journalism or other relevant experience as determined by the appointing authority .

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