General Assistant – City of Hartford

Description

Vacancy is in the Planning division of the Development Services Department. Under general supervision, provides assistance to the Director and Division Directors by preparing a variety of informational material. Evaluates public reaction to City programs and suggests ways to meet the public’s need for information on City programs. Creates general and special communications involved in providing the public with knowledge of the functions, operations, and programs of the City. Prepares speeches and other communications for public officials, assisting and advising in preparation of visual displays and other graphic material for public presentation. Evaluates complaints  to determine whether public policies and programs are understood by the public and employees. Prepares annual reports and other periodic and special publications which may be assigned, directing the editing, writing, and production of employee and Department bulletins, booklets, and brochures. Performs related work as required.

This is a HMEA union position. The hours of this position are 40 per week and the above salary includes 5% in lieu of overtime.

Salary $59,807.02 – $76,894.74 Annually
Location 260 Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT
Job Type Full Time
Department Development Services
Job Number 00577
Closing 8/20/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The examination will consist of rating your training and experience as contained on your application. It may also include a written test, an oral test, or a combination thereof. All parts of the examination, including tests and ratings, will be related to the requirements of the position. The examination will be designed to measure:

  • Knowledge of general methods, principals, and practices of public relations.
  • Knowledge of various methods used in the duplication of written and graphic material.
  • Knowledge of English composition, standard grammar, and punctuation.
  • Skill in the tabulation and presentation of statistical data for publication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally, including making presentations to large groups.

Qualifications

Open to all applicants who meet the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major coursework  in liberal arts AND three (3) year of responsible employment or participation in government, a quasi-public position, or in an organization dealing with government and public affairs, including experience in technical, promotional, or news writing.

A COPY OF YOUR DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.  A DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. 

HARTFORD RESIDENCY IS PREFERRED. Preferably be a bona-fide resident of the City of Hartford at the time of application. A completed CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT including proof of residency as indicated on the RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT may be submitted.

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION.

APPLICATIONS VIA FACSIMILE OR EMAIL ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Other Information

If selected for the position, you will be required to pass a physical examination administered by a City physician, a drug and alcohol screening examination, and a background check. If appointed, you will be required to serve (3) three to (12) twelve months of probation. This examination and employment process is subject to all federal, state, and municipal laws, rules and regulations.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS WILL OCCUR THROUGH EMAIL. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM MAIL)

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE:
Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans.  Must submit a Veteran’s Preference Form, along with a DD-214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran’s Affairs.

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.