• Visitor Information Specialist

    Georgia State Visitor Center - GDecD
    Job Description
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, addressing macro level workforce issues, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts events and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.
    The Tourism Division promotes the State of Georgia as a tourism destination. Georgia’s Visitor Information Centers (VICs) are the first points of contact with more than 13 million visitors each year. The primary goal at the VICs is to assist travelers and help them learn more about things to do in Georgia, such as attractions, tours, parks and historic sites, restaurants and diners, and other similar activities that will promote spending more leisure time in Georgia. This opening is at the center in St. Marys on I-95 North.
    The Visitor Information Specialist greets and provides information to travelers regarding events and attractions in Georgia and provides assistance to travelers in planning routes, locating and booking lodging, or locating mechanical, medical or other services as needed. Maintains records of travelers and participates in travel shows or events as a representative of Georgia to encourage tourism which generates tax revenues for the state. Assists with updating event and attraction information for state publications and websites. Participates in planning promotional opportunities and other special projects as requested. Ability to move boxes weighing up to 25 pounds and standing for long periods of time while assisting and greeting visitors is required. This position has the full state benefits package, including paid holidays (may be observed on other days), paid leave, pension plan, 401k, health and other benefits (dental, vision, life insurance, etc.)

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