Information Specialist I (23-0010) Jobs in Austin, TX at OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Title: Information Specialist I (23-0010)


Location: Austin, TX

Information Specialist I (23-0010)


Primary Location
: Texas-Austin

Work Locations
: Constituent Affairs 300 W. 15th St Austin 78701

: Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media

Employee Status
: Regular

: Full-time

Standard Hours Per Week
: 40.00

State Job Code
: 1830

Salary Admin Plan
: B

: 15

Salary (Pay Basis)
: 2,875.00 – 2,875.00 (Monthly)

Number of Openings
: 1

Overtime Status
: Non-exempt

Job Posting
: Sep 27, 2022, 4:53:42 PM

Closing Date: Ongoing


GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is a dynamic state agency with over 4000 employees throughout the State of Texas. The Constituent Affairs Division (CAD) is the OAG’s interface with the general public. Incoming contacts from the public, whether by phone, mail or email, are received by CAD and are handled by CAD or routed elsewhere in the agency to be handled. This position’s work involves responding to constituent contacts with the agency, assessing and answering constituent telephone inquiries and drafting constituent correspondence. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits (https://ers.texas.gov/Benefits-at-a-Glance) along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of Texans
.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Function Description Assesses and answers constituent telephone inquiries, provides information; refers and transfers callers to appropriate destination, including, but not limited to, divisions within the Office of the Attorney General, and various agencies and organizations contingent upon callers’ needs, and documents calls Drafts constituent correspondence and related agency materials, research issues and determines appropriate response and referrals, composes or uses standard language, and revises correspondence when requested Performs related work as assigned Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-to-year basis: call center, customer service, or experience providing information services to the general public Knowledge of state government Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines Skill in effective oral and written communication Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment Ability to provide excellent customer service Ability to work in person at assigned OAG work location, perform all assigned tasks at designated OAG workspace within OAG work location, and perform in-person work with coworkers (e.g., collaborating, training, mentoring) for the entirety of every work week (unless on approved leave) Ability to provide writing sample (sample required at time of interview) Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA Ability to work 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs. Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 5%
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Government, or a closely related discipline Experience: Providing information services to the public, in research, writing, or public relations, web content management, general proficiency with personal computers Other Language: Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak English and Spanish Ability to type 35 wpm
TO APPLY To apply for a job with the OAG, submit a completed State of Texas job application through the OAG Job Postings Page. In addition, electronic applications can be submitted through either CAPPS Recruit or Work in Texas. A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered, and paper applications are not accepted. For further instructions on how to apply through the OAG Job Postings Page, see our How to Apply page. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InformationandCommunication.pdf.

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