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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/07/21

Applications Due07/21/21

Vacancy ID88585

AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitlePublic Information Specialist 1 (Digital Content)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Concourse, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Minimum Qualifications Six years of experience* in public relations, social media, and digital communications.

An associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in Communications, English, Public Relations, Information Science, Social Media, Digital Communications, or similar degree, can substitute for the experience on a year for year basis, with 30 credits equaling one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proven experience with distilling complex processes and transactions to facilitate online usability and comprehension.
• Knowledge of user experience (UX) and design thinking principles and methods, including wireframing websites or other online transactions for clarity and usability.
• Ability to write website content for varied audiences using plain language standards.
• Experienced in website content authoring and editing using a content management system.
• Proficiency in Google website analytics.
• Experienced in Adobe Creative Cloud applications including InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro.
• Experienced in using social media applications for government communications, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
• Though not required, experience with Drupal and SharePoint is desirable.
• Though not required, bilingual candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

Duties Description The Public Information Specialist 1 (Digital Content) will join the OGS Digital Services team to assist in managing online communications. The Specialist must be a creative thinker with a continuous improvement mindset dedicated to optimizing the agency’s digital presence for the end user. The Specialist will work closely with a variety of OGS and other agency program management and policy makers to listen, gather requirements, and deliver content strategy solutions for agency websites, applications, and social media communications. Duties include:

• Consulting with program staff for all online communications needs, including new or revised web content, social media, and online documents and forms.
• Drafting and structuring website content in a clear and presentable way that enables website visitors to successfully interact with online content and complete critical tasks and transactions.
• Daily monitoring of online information for accuracy and timeliness.
• Performing web edits on the agency’s website content management system.
• Assisting with facilitated user experience design activities, such as user research and user testing.
• Daily monitoring of Google Analytics and drafting analytics reports that provide valuable insights on website visitors and help shape and improve website content strategy.
• Creating accessible forms and documents for online use, including fillable PDFs or tagged instructions, guidelines or instructional manuals.
• Developing content for email and social media campaigns. Managing and scheduling social media posts through agency channels.
• Identifying and coordinating appropriate media needs for digital initiatives, including graphics, photography, and video in conjunction with functional teams.

Additional Comments To apply for this vacancy, candidates should submit an application to referencing Reference #00763. Please include a clear, concise resume providing specific, verifiable information about their qualifying experience. This must be received in the Office of General Services Division of Human Resources Management by the closing date or the response will not be considered.

Your cover letter, resume, or CV should include the following:
• A summary of websites you have managed and examples of pages or sets of pages you have structured and written.
• A list of content management systems and other software systems with which you have experience.
• A summary of social media channels you have used professionally and examples of posts or campaigns you have drafted and implemented.
• A summary of your experience with online document management and examples of documents you have written and designed.

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

Name Human Resources/CM

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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