Public Affairs Specialist
About the Agency
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, its legislative processes, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
As the United States Capitol Police -
We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel here to see democracy in action;
Every American who visits the Capitol, as well as those visitors from around the world, is a member of our protected community and sees first-hand how we are the best of America's spirit and diversity;
As a Department, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, national origins, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential;
We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.
This position is located in the Public Information Office (PIO), United States Capitol Police. The PIO coordinates all media coverage of the Department; disseminates information to the media and public through the uscp.gov site, press releases, correspondence, and other materials; and coordinates communications between USCP and the media in response to events that attract media attention. Media coverage of USCP functions is continuously covered by local, national, and international media organizations (print, radio, television, internet/social, and still photography). The PIO also serves as the Editor for the 1828--the Department's employee magazine, and is responsible for other internal communications initiatives throughout the Department
- Not Required
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CP-11/GS-12. Specialized experience includes: drafting internal communication to upper level management, writing, editing, reviewing and disseminating materials in the format appropriate for the medium in which it is to appear, creating talking points for high visibility and highly sensitive/complex issues, participate in meetings with specialized groups to listen to and understand feedback on agency programs that are of particular interest to public.
(INFORMATION ON QUALIFICATION & EDUCATION ARE PULLED FROM OPM https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications)
There is no education substitution for experience.
All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (03/27/2017) of the vacancy announcement.