Job #: 2014-37
TWC Job #: 6944181
Opening Date: 04/24/2014
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: 50%
Monthly Salary: *$4,216.83 - $5,833.00
Position Location: State Capitol Building
Group Step: B22
*Salary Commensurate With Experience
The Deputy Press Secretary position is hired to work within the Communications Division of the Office of the Governor reporting to the Director of Communications. Performs a wide range of communication responsibilities including events and media management, production of Office of the Governor (OOG) publications, responding to media inquiries in numerous policy areas, consultancy in the production of publications, speeches, news releases, OOG website content. Duties require extensive travel and irregular hours, including on short notice. Works evenings, nights, holidays and/or weekends as may be required. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
• Performs daily communications, marketing and media relations duties for the OOG, including: drafting, revising, proofreading and disseminating news releases; fielding media requests; working with media to cover stories of public interest; actively managing, overseeing and preparing OOG web content; maintaining division databases and news clippings files; and preparing media packets.
• Effectively supports OOG marketing efforts through flawless writing, editing, and proofreading of publications and web content and assisting the OOG in successfully promoting events, programs and the Governor's statewide initiatives.
• Supports, covers and assists in coordinating media events for the Governor, including interviews and other public events. Travels with the Governor to public events.
• Ensures full coordination with OOG executive and senior staff as required to plan public announcements and special events. Maintains strict confidentiality where required.
• Works collaboratively with the Division Director of Appointments to verify information on the Governor's appointees.
• Coordinates with the Governor's Scheduling team as appropriate to accomplish seamless activities and events. Manages all related details and logistics related to scheduling, planning and communicating the work of the division.
• Demonstrates ethical and sound judgment in all business dealings. Promotes public confidence in the Governor and Office of the Governor's employees.
• Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in journalism, public or community relations, communications or a related field plus three (3) years experience in writing, editing and disseminating public information. Previous experience fielding media requests as well as background in new media preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
To apply, you may download the uniform State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.
The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
- E-Verify Participation Poster (English)
- E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish)
- Right to Work Poster (English)
- Right to Work Poster (Spanish)
Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit: http://www.sss.gov/
Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process:
Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.