The City of Houston SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/ CP in Houston, Texas
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/ CP
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/ CP
$22.75 - $25.00 Hourly
Public Works and Engineering
12/15/2017 11:59 PM Central
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
DIVISION: CAPITAL PROJECTS
SECTION: ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
REPORTING LOCATION: 611 WALKER, 25TH FL*
Workdays & Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Helps evaluate educational materials and develops marketing plans for selected target audiences as assigned. Assists in the production of internal/external communications by showing a broad general knowledge of media support tools and a comprehensive performance of task within one or more areas of responsibility. Coordinates selected media projects. Responsibilities include: developing appropriate communication tools utilizing scripts, speeches, etc., performing varied audiovisual services including lamination, transparencies, darkroom make-ready, videotaping, etc. performs research/development as well as writing, editing of various publications, materials, etc., assists in setting up special displays, exhibits, projects, etc., provides computer generated graphics, including slides, provides limited supervision and work assignments for departmental volunteers and/or department employees, performs other specialty communication services as assigned, writes, edits and proof reads copy for printed materials and television.
There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal.
This is a Department of Public Works & Engineering Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in art, design, communications, typography or a closely related field.
Two (2) years of experience in media, public relations, the art field or a closely related field are required.
Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.
Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 20
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm For application status inquiries please contact 832.393.6027.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
Please select the best scenario below that describes your level of education:
Less than a High School Diploma
High School Diploma/ GED or less
Associates degree in art, design, communications, typography or a closely related field.
Bachelor's degree in art, design, communications, typography or a closely related field.
Master's degree in art, design, communications, typography or a closely related field.
How many years of experience in media, public relations, the art field or a closely related field do you have?
Less than 2 years
2 - 3 years
4 - 5 years
6 years or more
Do you have a valid/current driver's license
Yes, my license is valid and current
No, my license is expired
I do not have a driver's license
How many years of experience do you have coordinating and facilitating meetings and events?
Less than 2 years
3 - 4 years
5 - 6 years
7 years or more
I have verifiable experience with the following. (Please check all that apply).
Preparing and editing PowerPoint presentations
Preparing marketing plans
Creating newsletters, brochures, and/or pamphlets
Designing web pages
None of the above
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?
Have you completely and truthfully answered question #9 on the application regarding employment gaps? (failing to clarify employment gaps may result in the disqualification or delay of your application.)