Public Affairs Specialist ZA-1035-III (GS-12/13 equivalent)

Washington D.C.
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 28, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Public and Business Affairs Office, in the Director's Office of NIST. You will help facilitate strong, two-way communication between the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) and its stakeholders, by advising program management on communications policies and best practices and creating communications plans that promote the office's mission and programs.

Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?

Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to meetings may be required.

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment
  • Time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • Applicants must possess one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the ZA-II level (GS-11 equivalent) in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience writing for multiple audiences through various media such as news releases, feature articles, speeches, fact sheets, web pages, social media, and brochures; strong editing skills; knowledge of creating communications products and plans that serve clients needs; skill in interpersonal relationships; effective use of social media in your work; knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of public affairs; experience handling media and public inquiries; and the ability to advise management on public communications policies and best practices.

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT TWO (2) writing samples that demonstrate the ability to translate complex chemistry, engineering, physics, or advanced manufacturing research concepts into journalistic, lay language. These samples are required from all applicants at the time of application.

    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.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///

    Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Your resume must be complete (i.e., include dates of experience, salary, work schedule, etc.), detailed and relevant to the position.

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