Public Affairs Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Library of Congress (LOC) Office of Communications (OC) ensures that the image of, and information about, the Library is accurate and reflects the mission of the organization. It fosters and increases public awareness of the Library, defines and targets audiences for its public-affairs programs and assesses the effectiveness of those programs. For several years, the Library of Congress has offered some material on its websites, and in guides created for the use of some visitors, in Spanish-language format. The Library also periodically mounts exhibitions or events that require public materials or letters to people involved in putting on the exhibit/event to be translated into grammatical, context-appropriate Spanish. Further, the Library holds public events of interest to the media that can attract Spanish-speaking media, or media with Spanish-speaking audiences.

This position is located in the Office of Communications and External Relations, Office of Communications, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 360665.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish.**

Ability to perform outreach activities.**

Knowledge of marketing principles and techniques for creating, producing, and distributing informational and promotional materials.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide liaison services.

Ability to present information orally.

Ability to attend to detail.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable

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