Communications Specialist, GS-0301-09/11 (Target GS-13) (Pathways Recent Grad)
Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.
For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Civil Rights Directorate, Office of Civil Rights Planning, Policy, and Resources Branch (CG-00H-1) in Washington, DC.
Selection will be made at either the GS-9 or GS-11 grade level.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 17-1588-HQ-RM-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Pathways Recent Graduates: The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program).
Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#graduates To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position:
• Successfully complete at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
• Demonstrate successful job performance.
• Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted.
To learn more, please visit http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/
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You qualify at the GS-09 grade level if you possess one of the following:
A. One (1) year of specialized experience organizing, writing and/or editing responses to queries from the public; preparing and assembling information packages; planning, developing, executing and evaluating the effectivness of an organization's communications policies, activities, initiatives and plans.
B. A Master's or equivalent graduate degree; Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; (or an LL.B. or J.D., if related. Admin and Management positions only);
C. A Combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application. NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first year may be used to qualify for the GS-09 level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
You qualify at the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:
At Grade 11: One (1) year of specialized experience writing, developing, editing, and organizing the production and dissemination of official correspondences, newsletters, articles, brochures, special event materials, speeches and email blasts on a timely basis; enhancing, expanding and augmenting civil rights traditional communications efforts; increasing workforce and stakeholders' attention to civil rights initiatives, and accomplishments; communicating civil rights services, goals and achievements; establishing measures which analyze, evaluate, track and monitor the success of civil rights media program; and assisting with civil rights programs, and services, i.e., special emphasis programs, outreach, complaint processing, anti-harassment, disability, reasonable accommodations, partnership in education, and awards.
B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; (or an LL.M., if related. Admin and Management positions only);
C. A Combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used to qualify for the GS-11 level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.
This position does have a positive education requirement. However, you must be a recent graduate of a qualifying degree or certificate program within the past two years. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. If you completed your qualifying degree/certificate program PRIOR to April 2, 2015 you are NOT eligible to apply. To be eligible for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you must have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, or doctorate from a qualifying educational institution within the two years preceding the closing date of this announcement; or if you are a Preference eligible veteran who graduated from a qualifying program between April 2, 2013 and April 2, 2015 and were precluded from applying due to military service obligation, you will begin your 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which you completed your degree (or certification).
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