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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/24/24

Applications Due03/07/24

Vacancy ID152039

NY HELPNo

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitlePublic Information Specialist 1 (NY HELPS) Region 9

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Broome

Street Address NYS Dept of Transportation Region 9

44 Hawley St

City Binghamton

StateNY

Zip Code13901

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*
To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

Either 1. a bachelors degree in media, new media, English, communications, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, films, TV productions, or digital marketing AND two years of experience in public or governmental relations, and/or in writing or producing content for various media;
Or 2. a masters or higher degree in media, new media, English, communications, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, films, TV productions, or digital marketing AND one year of experience in public or governmental relations, and/or in writing or producing content for various media;
Or 3. six years of the experience described above.

Non-qualifying degrees: Examples of non-qualifying degrees include political science, theater, sports science, and education.

Non-qualifying experience: Experience limited to blogs, personal business, or personal webpage/website, will not be considered qualifying for the purposes of this examination.


Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.
The minimum requirements for taking the examination are:
Open Competitive:

Either 1. a bachelors degree in media, new media, English, communications, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, films, TV productions, or digital marketing AND two years of experience in public or governmental relations, and/or in writing or producing content for various media;
Or 2. a masters or higher degree in media, new media, English, communications, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, films, TV productions, or digital marketing AND one year of experience in public or governmental relations, and/or in writing or producing content for various media;
Or 3. six years of the experience described above.

Non-qualifying degrees: Examples of non-qualifying degrees include political science, theater, sports science, and education.

Non-qualifying experience: Experience limited to blogs, personal business, or personal webpage/website, will not be considered qualifying for the purposes of this examination.

Promotional:

Either A. Public Information Specialist;
Or B. Multimedia Production Technician, Graphic Designer 1, or Photographer 2.

Duties Description Public Information Specialists are engaged in the preparation of written material, editing, and dissemination of informational materials concerning the programs and activities of a state agency. This is accomplished through the use of various media including newspapers, radio, television, social media, Internet web content development and web page layout, video, periodicals, and state publications. Public Information Specialists at all levels will have to interact with the public, the media, elected officials, and agency staff to publicize or clarify agency programs and policies. Television and radio appearances are common.

As a Public Information Specialist, you would work under general supervision and be responsible for keeping up to date on projects, knowing where to go for answers, and performing the full range of public information activities required in preparing written and audiovisual materials used in publicizing an agency program.

Additional Comments Responsibilities may include serving a role within the incident Command System to Support the department's response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

*For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.
At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Justine Brennan

Telephone 6077218032

Fax 6077218279

Email Address dot.sm.r09.personnelDOTjobs@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street 44 Hawley Street Room 905

City Binghamton

State NY

Zip Code 13901

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume and copy of transcript with Notice Number R9-24-08 in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter no later than March 7, 2024.

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