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INFORMATION SPECIALIST II - OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Reference #: 2545698
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: temporary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219458

The immediate vacancies are located in Downtown and Diamond Head Crater.  The Diamond Head Crater vacancy is Temporary Employment.

THIS JOB POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 45 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.  PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.

Salary:  $3,774 to $4,591 per month (SR-18, Step C to H)

Note:  Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

Duties Summary

This class represents the independent worker responsible for preparing nontechnical, general informational material of the activities, plans, developments, etc., of a State agency for dissemination to the general public through various media. Assignments are generally of a moderately complex nature and/or they may be selected, and supervision geared to prepare a position in this class for advancement to the next journeyman level class.
 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

General Experience: One year of professional work experience in information research and dissemination or public relations work which involved analyzing and gathering pertinent information and writing materials for presentations, publications or news releases using accepted rules of standard English grammar, syntax, sentence structure, punctuation, etc.; selecting and utilizing various writing and other communication methods (e.g., brochures, radio announcements, newspaper articles) and styles to best reach target audiences; editing and analyzing materials; and establishing and maintaining effective relationships.

Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, CLICK HERE.
 

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Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.