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Job Opening - Closes 08/21/22

Communication Specialist

Eastern Idaho Public Health has a full time opening for a Communication Specialist in the Idaho Falls Office.  The Communication Specialist will manage a comprehensive information and public relations program for EIPH; act as spokesperson to the media; perform related work. To independently plan, organize, and implement internal and external communications strategies within the agency including social media, website content, newsletters and publications, brand collateral, and other related communications materials.

The Communication Specialist will focus on external communication strategies to and to help respond to media inquiries or public requests. The individual will help to develop and implement communication and marketing strategies to contribute to the success of EIPH and its programs.

Position:  Communication Specialist
Hours: Full-time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Open for Recruitment: 

Closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 21, 2022
Starting Salary: $24.28 per hour + dependent on education and experience
Location:  Idaho Falls
To Apply:

Send resume and work references to: hr@eiph.idaho.gov

For more info: Email: hr@eiph.idaho.gov


  • Develop, recommend, and implement communications strategies, goals, priorities, and monitor the effectiveness of those strategies.
  • Create operational plans, policies, and procedures for communications protocols.
  • Draft, develop, and/or oversee the publication and distribution of materials published by the agency to ensure consistent communications strategies and standards are met.
  • Apply data and analytic insights to inform communication strategies and tactics.
  • Develop and implement crisis communications plans as needed.
  • Provide communication support for special projects, events, and initiatives
  • Create and implement an editorial policy and calendar to support agency’s goals and initiatives.
  • Oversee and assist with the development of speeches, presentations, white papers.
  • Prepare videos, print, and digital media communications.
  • Develop and oversee a social media presence that aligns with agency communications strategies and legal requirements.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to manager, supervisors, and senior leaders on communication strategies.
  • Collaborate with HR, senior leadership, and others to make sure messaging is aligned with key agency strategies and goals.
  • May develop and administer surveys to collect key information for agency leadership and stakeholders.
  • Ensure accessibility of communication materials
  • May work with graphic designers and arrange for design and photography.
  • May supervise staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Considerable knowledge of news media organization, structure and ethics; journalistic techniques, terminology, and style.
  • Good knowledge of audiovisual production, photography, and layout; legislative process; supervisory practices.
  • Experience:  developing public information policies; advising management of public impact of policy and its changes; managing major public information projects; writing news releases and speeches for management and others; conducting journalistic research; editing and proofreading technical articles; speaking before media groups.


Good knowledge of:

  • Effective communication strategies, including verbal and written communications skills.
  • Current trends in digital and social media.
  • Writing, editing, proofreading, and layout and design.
  • Printing and publishing tools such as: Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Adobe In Design, Drupal or WordPress.


  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Retirement Plan

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact Human Resources at (208) 533-3162.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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