RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Review and analyzes programs and policies for their relationship to public opinion.
- Develop trends on controversial issues raised by the news media or public.
- Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the internal information, news media relations and community relations programs in achieving greater understanding of the Army's mission and programs.
- Analyze information needs of the public and of special interest and demographic groups and develops effective methods of meeting these needs.
- Assist in determining and carrying out the objectives of the Army public affairs programs.
- Develop public affairs plans for specific issues or projects, addressing the needs of the target audience, most appropriate communication techniques, and recommended approaches.
QualificationsWho May Apply:
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license.
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
- 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
- Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
- Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
- Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
- Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
- Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
- Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
- Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Eligible
- Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
- Priority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability Retirement
- Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference Eligible
- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .GS-11Specialized Experience:
One year of specialized experience which includes assisting in the preparation of public affairs communications, and community relations plans for informing and involving the public and the media on controversial issues; reviewing written materials conveying complex information for dissemination through the news media or directly to various publics; assisting in the development of program recommendations from an analysis of public feedback through media or directly from the public affected; and preparing oral presentations to explain programs, projects or activities to both internal and external audiences. This specialized experience is equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service
Successful completion of a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as public relations, business, or media relations. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.).
Combination of Experience and Education:
Specialized experience as described above, but less than one year; and at least two years of graduate education as described above, but less than the required three years. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.). (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)GS-12:Specialized Experience:
One year of specialized experience which includes preparing public affairs communications plans for informing and involving the public and the media on controversial issues; developing written materials conveying complex information for dissemination through the news media or directly to various publics; developing communication strategies based on analysis of public feedback through media or directly from the public affected; and making oral presentations to explain programs, projects or activities to both internal and external audiences. This specialized experience is equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Time in Grade Requirement:
- Communications and Media
- Organizational Awareness
- Planning and Evaluating
Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09/11). EducationFOREIGN EDUCATION:
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . Additional information
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) - Professional Services position.
- You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
- If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
- This position is eligible for situational telework, including emergency and OPM prescribed "unscheduled telework" and regular/recurring telework, IAW current ARNG telework policy after date of hire.
- Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/ .