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DPS - HSS - Media/Communications Intern

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 2/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00003795
Keywords: marketing

Job Description

All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

*** This is a part time (20 hr a week) unpaid internship position ***


Perform entry-level marketing work for the Media and Communications Office. Work under close supervision, assisting with a variety of planning and development tasks with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 46Q, 46R, 46Z, 46A, 165X, 03, 019, 4502, 4503, 4511, 4531, 4591, 3N0X0, 3N0X2, 3N0X5


1.    Provide assistance in answering and routing calls and taking messages.

2.    Assist with formatting agency-related news clips for daily distribution.

3.    Monitor social media sites for developing information relevant to the agency.

4.    Assist with drafting media advisories, press releases, and other written materials.

5.    Assist with open media events.

6.    Attends work reqularly and observes approved work hours in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.

7.    Perform other duties as assigned.



Education – Currently enrolled in or graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in marketing, business, communications, journalism, public relations, government, criminal justice, or related discipline preferred.

Experience – None

Licensure and/or Certification – If driving is required, must possess a valid driver license from state of residence.

Regulatory knowledge – Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to TXDPS, State and Federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures. 

Interpersonal Skills – Must demonstrate an ability to exercise poise, tact, diplomacy and an ability to establish and maintain positive, working/professional relationships with internal/external customers.

Organizational and Prioritization Skills – Must be organized, flexible, and able to effectively prioritize in a multi-demand and constantly changing environment; able to meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, timeliness or professionalism. 

Presentation/Communication Skills – Must be able to construct and deliver clear, concise, and professional presentations to a variety of audiences and/or individuals.

Research and Comprehension – Must demonstrate ability to quickly and efficiently access relevant information, and be able to utilize and/or present research and conclusions in a clear and concise manner.

Analytical Reasoning/Attention to Detail – Must demonstrate an ability to examine data/information, discern variations/similarities, and be able identify trends, relationships and causal factors, as well as grasp issues, draw accurate conclusions, and solve problems.

Technology (computers/hardware/software/operating systems) – Must possess appropriate levels of proficiency with utilized software and systems and be able to learn new software/systems.  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 

Confidentiality and Protected Information – Must demonstrate an ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations, and adhere to applicable laws/statutes/policies related to access, maintenance and dissemination of information.

Safety – Must be able to work in safe manner at all times, avoiding shortcuts that have potential adverse results/risks, and must be able to comply with safety standards and best practices.


The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Environment:  Office;
•    Ambulatory skills, e.g. stand, walk, sit;
•    Hand-eye coordination and arm/hand/finger dexterity;
•    Ability to speak, hear, and exercise visual acuity;
•    Ability to transfer weights of 30 pounds anticipated for this position;
•    Driving requirements:  Occasional (2%). 

State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information: https://www.ers.texas.gov/

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group and state title will be transferred with no salary change.

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.

Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.


State of Texas retirees may be rehired for full-time, non-commissioned positions only under very specific circumstances.