TPWD Job Posting 06-04-023
Information Specialist III-IV
Additional vacancies that occur during this posting will be filled with the pool of applicants within this posting period.
Position Title: Information Specialist III-IV
Posting Number: 06-04-023
Posting Date: September 27, 2005
Closing Date: October 10, 2005
Class/Salary Group: 1832-1833/B10-B13
Division: Communications/News & Information
Position Location: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744
Hiring Contact: Tom Harvey
Working Conditions: (1) Required to occasionally travel with overnight stays; (2) Required to work on weekend per year at the Annual Texas Wildlife Expo.; (3) Non-smoking work environment in State buildings and vehicles.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree with major course work in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Communications or related field. Acceptable Substitutions: One additional year journalism, public relations, communication or related experience may substitute for thirty semester hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours. Preferred Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Communications or related field.
Experience: Information Specialist III: Five years experience in journalism, public relations, communications or related field; Information Specialist IV, qualifications of an Information Specialist III, PLUS: Three additional years experience in journalisim, public relations, communications or related field.
License/Certifications: Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid Class “C” Texas driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Information Specialist III: (1) In-depth knowledge of agency programs, policies, objectives, technology, and terminology; and of the operation of all types of communication media, their material requirements and approach to subject matter; (2) Skill in designing communication plans and materials related to the goals and priorities of the agency; to prepare copy and/or scripts; and to design broad communications plans and materials to fit specific communications needs; (3) Ability to train; translate agency programs and research, and to prepare or edit news copy or scripts and to coordinate the collection, preparation and distribution of information; (4) Ability to coordinate statewide programs. Information Specialist IV, KSAs of Information Specialist III, PLUS: (5) Ability to supervise and assign work to others; to research, prepare, and direct information effectively; to accurately interpret and translate agency programs and research, and to track numerous projects at different stages of development from conceptualization through planning to completion; (6) Ability to manage multiple high profile projects at once.
Additional Requirements: : Copies of official transcripts required at time of application, if applicable.
Forward Application To: TPWD Human Resources Division, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744.