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Communications Specialist

Chenega MIOS
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Communications Specialist

Washington, DC

Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional development is embedded in your employer's core culture? If so, Chenega Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) could be the place for you! Join our team of professionals who support large-scale government operations by leveraging cutting-edge technology and take your career to the next level!

Articus Solutions, LLC is a certified ANC 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We provide world-class Engineering, Integrated Hardware and Software, Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS), Program & Project Management, Subject Matter Experts, Financial & Administrative Services, and Records Management Services. Articus has extensive experience supporting customers throughout the US and around the globe and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chenega Corporation.

In this important role, you will support the US Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advancesU.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstratesAmerican generosity, and promotes a path torecipient self-reliance and resilience.

Chenega Worldwide Support (CWS) is a premier provider of Architecture and Engineering support services to federal customers around the world. Founded in 2016 to support federal operations OCONUS, CWS holds true to its mission that no matter the location, we are there to get the job done.

Background and Objectives of the Communications Specialist : Provide services to contribute to the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through the performance of a Communications Specialist supporting the Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Overseas Management Division (M/MS/OMD).

The mission of USAID is to accelerate human progress in developing countries by reducing poverty, advancing democracy, building market economies, promoting security, responding to crises, and improving quality of life. Working with governments, institutions, and civil society, the Agency assists individuals in building their futures by mobilizing the full range of America's public and privacy resources through its expert presence overseas.

Core functions in the Office of Management Services include safety, continuity of operations, (COOP), emergency management, task force readiness and operational support, records management, Freedom of Information Act, facilities management, overseas operations, and travel. The Overseas Management Division within the Office of Management Services is primarily responsible for supporting USAID Executive Officers and Executive Office staff overseas. The support provided ranges from overseeing the agency's real and personal property overseas, providing professional development leadership for the EXO workforce, managing the USAID ICASS Alternate Service Provider program and USAID's relationship with the ICASS Interagency Working Group, facilitating business process automation and business process improvement, providing surge support for the EXO backstop and others, and addressing policy and staffing needs related to the EXO backstop.


Work you'll do

As a Communications Specialist within our USAID team, you will:

The Communications Specialist will support USAID M/MS/OMD, the M Bureau entity responsible for supporting the management of overseas posts. The position will be housed in the Office of Management Service, Overseas Management Division, within USAID's Bureau for Management (M/MS/OMD).

The Communications Specialist will perform the following functions and have a basic working knowledge and skills in videography, graphic design, and digital communications:
  • Create and execute communications plans associated with policy updates, roll out of new tools, etc., across Agency operating units, including HQ and overseas missions.
  • Connect M/MS/OMD content to current Agency messaging and priorities as a part of communications plans for the division.
  • Update the M/MS/OMD intranet pages as needed, making recommendations for, and implementing, improvements related to webpage knowledge management.
  • Assist in planning and executing town halls and other in-person and virtual division meetings and events.
  • Develop training materials for Executive Office professional development initiatives utilizing a variety of media, videos, animation, etc.
  • Provide coordination and support for presentations, newsletters, notices, memoranda, talking points, FAQs, and other division documents intended for Agency-wide audiences.
  • Coordinate communications, as necessary, with colleagues in other Bureaus and Independent Offices (B/IO), including the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA).
  • Anticipate ongoing and ad-hoc communication needs and providetimely responses to urgent taskers.
  • Maintain knowledge of digital communications trends and emerging technologies.
  • Investigate and find new relevant sources of data and information to bolster division communications efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Communications, English, Marketing, Public Relations, International Development, etc.) from an accredited university
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • 4+ years of communications experience in a US government or international development setting, including at least one year of experience at the GS-11 equivalent level
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently to move activities forward
  • Prior experience conceptualizing, crafting messages, and managing digital communication activities
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and ability to work well under pressure
  • Exceptional communication skills, including written, visual, and verbal
  • Occasional international travel required
  • Background check required and active or ability to obtain a USAID Facilities Access clearance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Mastery of communication principles, methods, practices, and techniques; interpersonal relationship practices to present significant issues to leadership, other offices, coworkers, and the workforce, and the ability to communicate with all levels across the Agency.
  • Expert oral and written communication skills to clearly present decision points for leadership, prepare formal responses to requests for information, and provide advice, information, and guidance to functional personnel thoroughly and professionally.
  • Experience in and knowledge of USAID communications, operations, and policy is desirable though not required.

How you'll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their careers to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

Learn more about what working at Chenega MIOS can mean for you.

Chenega MIOS's culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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Chenega Corporation’s Military, Intelligence, and Operations Support (MIOS) Strategic Business Unit (SBU) provides innovative solutions for federal, DOD, and commercial customers worldwide. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Lorton, Virginia, Chenega MIOS is a shared services division of Chenega Corporation. As an Alaska Native Corporation, 100% of our profits benefit our Native shareholders through preservation of culture and heritage or being reinvested in the business, truly making Chenega a “Corporation with a higher cause.” 

Chenega MIOS provides standard business services to its 20+ wholly-owned companies of Chenega Corporation and assists in managing contracts with a net value of over $600 million. Together, the companies aligned under the MIOS SBU offer a diverse range of capabilities that strengthen our capacity for shared knowledge and mission-focused service to our customers. These capabilities include but are not limited to information technology, systems engineering, records management, and staff services. 

As a 2020 Top Workplace, we are proud to be a Washington Post featured employer and are always looking for dedicated professionals in the DC Metro region. Still, our footprint reaches across the globe with work in 39 states, DC, Guam, and 11 different countries. Please find our DC Metro area positions below, and for more information on Chenega MIOS, our capabilities, and employment opportunities, please visit

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