Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director of Communications

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000; salary commensurate with training and experience. Full-time employees of the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office (WVSTO) are eligible for Public Employee Insurance Agency benefits plus other benefits available to state employees.

Location: Charleston, WV

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent; Not in the Classified Service

Division: WVSTO Communications

Reports To:Assistant Treasurer, Communications

Nature of Work:

Under the limited supervision, this position assists in the communication of information on activities and policies of the State Treasurer and his/her Office to various external and internal audiences through multiple media channels according to the direction and strategies established by the State Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer of Communications. This position proceeds on own initiative while complying with policies, practices and procedures described by the Assistant Treasurer of Communications. This position seldom refers matters to supervisor except for clarification of policy. Single day travel is required as well as occasional overnight stays.

Job Duties:

  • Assists the Assistant Treasurer of Communications in managing and executing both internal and external communications emanating from the STO.
  • Writes and edits brochures, newsletters, departmental publications, consumer, and other informational materials; prepares graphics compositions and layout.
  • Researches or collects information from a variety of sources and writes news releases covering regular and periodic activities of the STO for daily and/or weekly newspapers and for non-print news releases.
  • Assists with producing presentations, speeches, press releases, op-ed pieces, and articles to advance public awareness of the STO programs and services.
  • Responsible for managing STO intranet content.
  • Provides support for press conferences and office events.
  • Assists with photography for internal/external communications.
  • Assists Assistant Treasurer as needed.
  • Produces monthly STO employee newsletter.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with the news media, including newspapers, radio, and television.
  • Establishes and maintains a media outreach plan, including coordination with key constituents and Regional Treasury Representatives, along with the preparation of advisories/releases and scheduling media interviews, to maximize coverage and public awareness of STO and Treasurer-related public events across WV.
  • Responsible for creating, managing, and posting content on all STO social media sites.
  • Advises department administrators on public relations methods and established procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a major in English, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field required; four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of journalistic principles, practices, and techniques of planning, composing, and editing publicity material.
  • Knowledge of techniques of graphics composition and layout procedures.
  • Ability to organize and present a variety of informational and promotional materials in a clear, concise, and appealing format.
  • Ability to write complex and creative publicity material.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agency officials, the news media, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate easily and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather information by research, observation, or interview.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

HOW TO APPLY:  Email resume to resumes@wvsto.gov by June 21.

The State Treasurer’s Office provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factors made unlawful under applicable federal and state laws. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

This job opportunity is not in the classified service and is not covered under the Administrative Rule of the WV Division of Personnel. Therefore, interested persons must apply directly to the hiring agency as indicated above.

Associate General Counsel

Salary: $80,000-95,000; salary commensurate with training and experience. Full-time employees of the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office (WVSTO) are eligible for Public Employee Insurance Agency benefits plus other benefits available to state employees.

Location: Charleston, WV

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent; Not in the Classified Service; FLSA: Exempt

Division: WVSTO Legal Division

Reports To: General Counsel

Nature of Work:

Under administrative direction, this position assists the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting legal documents, presenting recommendations to STO senior staff, and assuring agency legal compliance. This position proceeds on own initiative while complying with policies, practices, and procedures described by the General Counsel.

Job Duties:

  • Assumes the role and responsibilities of the General Counsel in the event that the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel are both absent or unavailable and an immediate legal action or a decision is required.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts legislation and amendments for the STO.
  • Attends legislative committee meetings and answers technical and legal questions concerning legislation pending before the committee as requested.
  • Advises the STO on compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Interprets court opinions and statutes, the application of rules and regulations, and related matters where complex legal issues or facts are involved.
  • Responds to complaints and questions from the public and drafts/compiles responses to Freedom of Information Act requests at the direction of the General Counsel.
  • Independently researches, interprets, and applies legal principles of a complex nature on matters relevant to the STO.
  • Provides memoranda and legal opinions to STO officers and divisions, as assigned by the General Counsel.
  • Serves as the State Treasurer's designee, as needed, when the State Treasurer cannot attend meetings of the various boards and commissions of which he is a member.
  • Communicates with other state agencies or outside legal counsel on behalf of the Legal Division, as authorized by the General Counsel.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school; incumbent must be licensed to practice law in the State of West Virginia and be a member in good standing with the West Virginia State Bar Association; incumbent must have a professional demeanor and mature attitude to deal with complex and confidential matters. The incumbent must have one year of work experience in a relevant field or three years of experience performing duties similar to the essential duties and responsibilities required for this position. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working in civil litigation is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent legal research and legal writing skills.
  • Knowledge of legal methods and processes, with some knowledge of the administrative regulation promulgation process, legislative drafting, and the legislative process for the State of West Virginia preferred.
  • Ability to analyze facts and legal documents.
  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with persons having a wide variety of education backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies, the public, and the federal government.
  • Ability to speak effectively in public.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of professional and clerical subordinates.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agency officials, the news media, and the general public.

HOW TO APPLY:  Email resume to resumes@wvsto.com

The State Treasurer’s Office provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factors made unlawful under applicable federal and state laws. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

This job opportunity is not in the classified service and is not covered under the Administrative Rule of the WV Division of Personnel. Therefore, interested persons must apply directly to the hiring agency as indicated above.


The State Treasurer’s Office provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factors made unlawful under applicable federal and state laws. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

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1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Capitol Complex Building #1, Room E-145
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
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