Applications accepted from: All Persons Interested
Division: Office of the Director
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM* Subject to Change
Description Of Duties / Essential Functions
This individual will represent the Public Information Section of the Solid Waste Management Department as a spokesperson, relaying information, promoting publicity and fielding questions, for all public/media related activities.
- Represents the department as spokesperson and acts as a liaison between the department and the community. Attends various civic, council and business meetings and other public events/activities.
- Oversees the preparation and distribution of responses to all media requests, information interviews, public inquiries, open record requests, and City Council requests ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
- Tracks Request for Council Actions and coordinates City Council correspondence as directed.
- Monitors and responds to public feedback relative to departmental activities and progress.
- This position will drive to various City of Houston locations.
- Other duties maybe assigned.
Although there may be instances where field visits are required, there are on major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment and acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.Minimum Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Public Administration or a closely related field.Experience Requirements
Five years of progressive professional experience in media, public relations or a closely related field are required.License Requirements
Requires a valid Texas driver's license in compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.PREFERENCES
Candidates with experience in Public Affairs, Journalism, news reporting, radio or TV. Information gathering. Attention to detail and accuracy.
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.GENERAL INFORMATION
Selection / Skills Tests Required
The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
This position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
PAY GRADE: 26APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov . To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (832)393-0451 or (832)393-0473
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (832)393-0451 or (832)393-0473 (TTY 7-1-1).If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.