Public Affairs Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. As a Public Affairs Specialist, this position is located in:

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), is responsible for oversight of the entire process for investigating, recovering, and the accounting for missing and unaccounted for personnel from past conflicts. The Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSD(P)) is the principal policy and planning advisor and assistant to the Secretary of Defense for all matters that support America's national security objectives.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the immediate offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, Director of Administration and Management, and such other staff offices as the Secretary establishes to assist in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service,
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Must obtain/maintain a clearance
  • You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the private sector or Federal service that demonstrates your ability to perform work that involves designing, planning, and executing a public affairs program to inform and educate the general public and special interest groups about agency programs, activities, and services, and to convey information to the publics served or affected by such programs.

    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.

    Education may NOT be substituted for specialized experience for this position.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.

    All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

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