Information Specialist

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No.: OC-66165 Name: Information Specialist
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 09/19/22 05:00PM
Exam Date: 11/05/22 08:30AM
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is an entry-level professional position in the public communications field involving the preparation of written material for inclusion in in-house material and other publications and for dissemination to the news media, special groups, or the general public. The incumbent works to promote an understanding and general knowledge about events, programs, and policies of the government, school system, agency, or specific office or bureau and may receive direct inquiries from the news media or public requiring an oral response. The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of the department head or other administrative supervisor.  Supervision of others is not a responsibility of this class. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam: 

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:

  (A)      Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English  Communications (not English Literature), Media Broadcasting (Writing and Programming), or closely related fields; OR,

  (B)       Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree plus one (1) year of paid full‑time or its  part‑time/volunteer equivalent* experience involving the preparation and presentation of material for public dissemination, including news releases or special   reports; OR,

  (C)       Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree plus three (3) years of paid full‑time or  its part‑time/volunteer equivalent* experience as defined in (B) above; OR,

(D)       Five (5) years of full-time or its part-time/volunteer equivalent* experience as defined in (B) above; OR,

(E)       Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), (C), and (D) above.

Special Requirements:

If you are appointed you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

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