The Social Media Specialist will plan and execute communication activities that will effectively deliver timely, strategic social media messages to internal and external audiences on a variety of platforms, elevating the organizational reputation and raising awareness of services of the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Sheriff's Office (HCSO).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for social media content on a variety of HCSO platforms, including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Next Door, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram Develops and publishes social media content according to editorial calendars and current events Ensures that business objectives are supported through high-quality social media communication pieces Shoots and edits photo and video content for social media use Plans, implements and refines digital communication strategies and tactics that will effectively deliver messages to internal and external audiences Elevates the organizational reputation and raise awareness of service Translates strategy and printed content into relevant digital content Prioritizes and manages a high volume workload in a high-volume environment in order to meet deadlines Complies with all civil services, departmental, and bureau rules, regulations, and standard operation procedures Performs other assignments and duties as required and/or necessary
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or related fields; and, a minimum of one (1) full year of verifiable work experience in digital communications; or, Associate's degree in the same fields and three(3) years of verifiable work experience in digital communications; or, High School diploma or G.E.D. and five (5) years of verifiable work experience in digital communications Must have experience with current and emerging social media platforms Must be highly proficient in verbal and written communications with excellent grammar, diction and punctuation Must possess strong proofreading and editing skills with an eye for detail Strong project and time management/organizational skills Must be energetic, creative, and detail oriented Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment Demonstrate strong project improvement and team leadership abilities Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion Ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff A valid driver's license (Texas upon hire) and ability to drive a county vehicle to events or other county locations as required
Current employees may be given preferred consideration if deemed qualified.
Note: Submitting Application and Job Request Packet does not guarantee an interview.
Bilingual in Spanish
40 Hours Per Week / Monday to Friday
Subject to Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays As Necessary
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Sheriff's Office employees are exposed to confidential and law enforcement sensitive information. A thorough background investigation is required to properly evaluate the suitability of applicants for employment. It is essential that you provide accurate information in all aspects of the process. The process will end for applicants who fail to provide truthful information.
The following documents will be required for background investigation, to expedite the recruitment process make sure to upload/attach copies of these documents to your application:
Proof of citizenship or proof of authorization to work and reside in the U.S.
(birth or naturalization certificate, permanent residency card)
State issued Driver's License or Identification Card
Social Security Card
Sealed copy of college transcripts
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan.
The following list of benefits is offered
to employees in regular
Medical Dental Vision Wellness Life Insurance Long-term disability Employee Assistance Program 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service. 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday Professional development opportunities Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan Healthcare Reimbursement Account 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees:
Retirement pension (TCDRS) Flexible schedules (varies by department) Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program)
In accordance with the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed.
For plan details, visit the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. benefits website:
Which of the following best describes your education as it pertains to this position?
High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
Associate's Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or a closely related field
Associate's Degree in an unrelated field
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or a closely related field
Master's Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or a closely related field
Bachelor or Master's Degree in an unrelated field
None of the above
Which of the following best describes your years of verifiable work experience in digital communications? Experience must be clearly stated on your application's employment history.
I don't have this experience
Less than one full year
One full year to less than two
Two years to less than three
Three years to less than four
Four years to less than five
Five full years or more
Please describe in detail your work experience managing social media communications at your current or previous employment. Describe the type of media used, how you used it and how it benefited your employer. If you do not have this experience, please type N/A.
Employees of the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Sheriff's Office (HCSO) are exposed to confidential and law enforcement sensitive information. A thorough background investigation is required to properly evaluate the suitability of applicants for employment. For this reason it is essential that you provide accurate information in all aspects of the process. The process will end for applicants who fail to provide truthful information. The following questions address information required to start the pre-qualifying requirements of the recruitment process. All information obtained herein will be used for purposes of initiating a background investigation only. Additional questionnaires will be required at later stages of the application process. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.
I have read the above statement and understand that by submitting this application I agree to be subject to a background investigation including but not limited to education, employment, driving record, criminal history, financial responsibility, or any such areas of investigation deemed reasonable and justifiable for purpose of employment with the HCSO.
Please provide your full name (Last Name, First Name, Middle Name (no initials)
Which of the following citizenship status applies to you?
United States Citizen (Born or Naturalized)
Permanent Resident (Legally authorized to live and work in the United States)
None of the above
Please provide your date of birth.
Please Provide your Social Security Number (SSN)
Please provide your place of birth (city, county, state and country)
Do you have a valid Driver's License or State issued I.D.? NOTE: A Texas issued driver's license or I.D. card is required prior to start date.
State issued I.D. card
None of the above
Please provide your current driver's license number, state and expiration date. If you do not have a driver's license please enter N/A.
Did you ever serve in the United States military?
Which branch of the military? Type N/A if not applicable
Did you receive an honorable discharge? (Copy of DD-214 is required with the application)
Have you ever been employed with a law enforcement agency or correctional facility in any position?
Never been employed at a law enforcement agency or correctional facility
If yes, please list of ALL Law Enforcement and/or Correctional facilities where you have worked (provide name of facility, address and years employed). Type N/A if not applicable
If you have worked at a law enforcement agency or correctional facility, have you ever been terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, or resigned while under investigation?
If yes, please explain (provide details): Type N/A if not applicable
Have you ever had any of the following Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certifications?
None of the above
Please enter your TCOLE PID Number below. Type N/A if not applicable.
Have you ever.... Please select all that apply.
Been Convicted of a felony?
Been accused/charged with a felony that was dismissed, received deferred adjudication and/or probation?
Been convicted of a Class A misdemeanor, or the equivalent?
Been convicted of a Class B misdemeanor, or the equivalent within the last 10 years?
Been convicted of a Class B misdemeanor, or the equivalent over 10 years ago from today's date?
Been accused/charged with a Class B misdemeanor or equivalent that was dismissed, received deferred adjudication and/or probation?
Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces?
None of the above
Please explain your answer below. Include type of offense, date charged and date of discharge.
List all your e-mail addresses below:
Do you have social networking, instant messaging or other internet based profiles?
If yes, please list your screen names and service providers:
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Sheriff's Office (HCSO) strongly discourages any body art, tattoos, brands, intentional scarring, body or facial piercing, or mutilation. Disclosure of having any visible body art, tattoos, etc. is required though it does not automatically disqualifies you. Any body art, tattoos, brands, intentional scarring, body or facial piercing shall be covered or concealed while on duty or representing the HCSO in any official capacity. Do you have any body art, tattoos, brands, intentional scarring, body or facial piercings?
If you answered yes, are any of the body art, tattoos, brands, intentional scarring, body or facial piercing located on: (Select all that apply)
Behind the ears
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Sheriff's Office has a strict policy on drug usage. If selected you will be required to take a a pre-employment drug screening. All HCSO employees are also subject to random drug testing during the course of their employment. Please answer the following drug use related questions truthfully, admittance of past drug use will not necessary prevent you from future employment with the HCSO.
I acknowledge the HCSO has a strict drug use policy and that I will be subjected to a drug screening at some point in the recruitment process.
Have you ever sold/distributed illegal substances? (e.g. marijuana, prescription drugs, crack, meth, etc.)
If you answered yes, please explain what kind of illegal substance you sold/distributed and the date you last did. If you answered never, please type N/A.
Have you ever used any form of marijuana?
If yes, please explain and provide the date (day, month and year) of the last time you used marijuana. Type N/A if not applicable.
How many times have you used a prescription drug not prescribed to you?
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2 or 3 times
4 or 5 times
6 or 7 times
8 or 9 times
10 or more times
When was the last possible date that you used a prescription drug not prescribed to you? Provide specific date or at least month and year Type N/A if not applicable
Have you ever used any of the following drugs? (Select all that apply)
Speed (Crystal meth, meth, crank, etc.)
Other illegal substances
None of the above
If yes, please list the substance used and last possible date (day, month, year) you used any form of illegal drugs. Type N/A if not applicable
Have you ever been an officer, a member or made a contribution to an organization that advocates or practices the commission of acts of force or violence to discourage others from exercising their rights under the United States Constitution or rights granted by law?
If yes, please explain your involvement and provide name of organization, location, your position and how long have you been /were you a member in that organization. Type N/A if not applicable
An Applicant must be willing to accept any assignment or shift within the Sheriff's Office, to include working on weekends and holidays, as well as additional shifts as needed. Are you willing to work any shift or hours assigned to you?
Submitting a complete application is key to a successful recruitment. Please read the following requirements carefully and ensure you have provided/documented all required information. 1) Complete employment history is required to be eligible for consideration. Your application's Employment History section must include all work history for the past 7 years or all available work history if you have been working less than 7 years. Begin with your current (or most recent) job. Include full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, military assignments and unpaid internships. Periods of unemployment between jobs should also be listed. Type Unemployed in the employer's box and list the dates you were unemployed. 2) Complete education history is required. The Education History section must list all High Schools attended, as well as all Colleges or Universities if applicable. List name of school, location (city and state), and dates attended. SUBMITTING AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL CAUSE DELAYS IN PROCESSING YOUR APPLICATION OR EVEN DISQUALIFICATION.
I have reviewed my application and verified I have completed all required Employment History on this application.
I have reviewed my application and verified I have completed all required Education History on this application.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.
1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240
Houston, Texas, 77002
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