Texas Parks & Wildlife Job Opening – Lake Mohave

Information Specialist III: P Performs complex
informational and media relations work. Duties involve the
comprehensive preparation, coordination, and dissemination of public
information, and the stimulation of public participation and
representation in agency programs. Trains others, including student
interns. Coordinates statewide programs and projects. Coordinates
production of weekly packet of TPWD news releases, including writing,
editing and distribution of news covering all aspects of TPWD business.
Responds to news media information requests and facilitates coverage of
TPWD business. Works under limited supervision with considerable
latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs
additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and
Branch rules, regulations and procedures. Information Specialist IV: P
performs the duties of an Information Specialist III at an advanced
level by supervising the production of weekly packet of TPWD news
releases and performing other advanced communications and media
relations duties, working under direction with extensive latitude for
the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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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

Salary: $3,042-$3,658.72/Mo.

Division: Communications/News & Information

Position Location: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

Hiring Contact: Tom Harvey

Phone: 512/389-4453

Fax: 512/389-4861

E-Mail: hr@tpwd.state.tx.us

General Position Description:
Information Specialist III: P Performs complex informational and media
relations work. Duties involve the comprehensive preparation,
coordination, and dissemination of public information, and the
stimulation of public participation and representation in agency
programs. Trains others, including student interns. Coordinates
statewide programs and projects. Coordinates production of weekly
packet of TPWD news releases, including writing, editing and
distribution of news covering all aspects of TPWD business. Responds to
news media information requests and facilitates coverage of TPWD
business. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude
for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional
duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch
rules, regulations and procedures. Information Specialist IV: P
performs the duties of an Information Specialist III at an advanced
level by supervising the production of weekly packet of TPWD news
releases and performing other advanced communications and media
relations duties, working under direction with extensive latitude for
the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Selection Criteria:

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.

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