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Norfolk, Virginia
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Full Time

As a PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST at the GS-1035-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Identify communication needs and develop and execute communication strategies, goals, and objectives, processes, and materials to meet those needs while synchronizing and integrating communication messages with those from higher headquarters.
  • Execute a comprehensive Public Affairs exercise/event integrating media relations, social media, community/Congressional relations, internal information, visual information, communication planning, and contingency/crisis response.
  • Conduct formal media (traditional and social) assessment and content analysis against previously developed baseline and across the competition and conflict continuum.
  • Research and recommend appropriate actions or interpretation of issues considering social/political environment. Advise on the potential public reaction to proposed policies, plans, and actions.
  • Represent JPSE with a variety of installations, local government, public, civic, service, industry, educational, and media organizations.
  • Plan, organize, execute, and evaluate the public affairs/communication aspects of command sponsored or supported joint training events.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Frequently
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible at management discretion
  • Travel and relocation expenses, if approved, will be paid IAW JTR and AFMAN 36-606
  • The position is designated by the Air Force as a Test Designated Position (TDP) under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • The incumbent may be required to travel (25 - 50%) away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
  • This position is emergency-essential (E-E). In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority
  • This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position
  • A pre-employment physical/medical examination is required and may be required on a periodic basis after appointment


You may qualify at the GS-13 Level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Executing comprehensive public affairs events integrating media relations, social media, community/Congressional relations, internal information, especially within Joint Operations.
  • Implementing public affairs tactics, techniques, and procedures to support and amplify senior leaders' priorities, mission and organizational objectives.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: .

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Due to COVID-19, our organization is currently in a diverse telework posture. If selected, you are required to communicate with your supervisor to discuss established work schedules and the current telework posture of your work center. As reentry into the office progresses, you may be eligible to participate in a continued telework arrangement based on the terms of the work center's telework policy.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities - Subpart F

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see )

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

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Other Notes:

This position is Emergency Essential (EE). This position meets the criteria of an E-E position and requires that the incumbent, or the designated alternate be removed from any military recall status.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

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