Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be 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:
FOR OPEN-COMPETITIVE – You must have:
Either 1. a bachelor’s 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 master’s 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.
FOR PROMOTIONAL – You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as a:
Either A. Public Information Specialist, or a Public Information Specialist (Spanish Language);
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, 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, and the agency staff to publicize or clarify agency programs and policies.
As a Public Information Specialist, you would work under general supervision and be responsible for performing the full range of public information activities required in preparing written and audiovisual materials used in publicizing an agency program.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
Additional Comments *Telecommuting: The Department’s current telecommuting agreement is valid through December 31, 2022 and is subject to extension beyond that date.
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 Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.
In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
207 Genesee Street
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with the Notice Number R2-22-51 in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than AUGUST 19, 2022 to:
PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL: R2-HR-Personnel@dot.ny.gov or FAX: (315)793-2390
NYS Department of Transportation
HR - Canvassing
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501