Supervisory Congressional and Public Affairs Specialist (Bilingual)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 07, 2017
Closes
Jul 31, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position serves as the Managing Director of External and Governmental Affairs and is responsible for planning, directing, and executing the IAF's public affairs public affairs activities, Congressional, and intergovernmental outreach, as well as internal and external communications and donor engagement functions.


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

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment at the top secret level.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Specialized Experience for GS-14
    In order to be eligible for the GS-14 level, you must posses at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 level in the Federal service? Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement involves experience in: working with Congressional members and staff to provide information about or advance an organization's interests affected by legislative process; and, preparing speeches and briefing papers for senior officials; managing and overseeing the production of written communications (e.g. articles, briefings, news releases) to convey technical and non-technical information; developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies; writing articles or other documents suitable for publication demonstrating knowledge of social, geographic, political, economic, cultural and environmental issues and challenges and to raise awareness of agency programs;. Experience involving leading, supervising or managing a staff is required.

    Specialized Experience for GS-15:
    In order to be eligible for the GS-15 level, you must posses at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-14 level in the Federal service? Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement involves experience in: working with Congressional members and staff to provide information about or advance an organization's interests affected by legislative process; and, preparing speeches and briefing papers for senior officials; managing and overseeing the production of written communications (e.g. articles, briefings, news releases) to convey technical and non-technical information; developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies; writing articles or other documents suitable for publication demonstrating knowledge of social, geographic, political, economic, cultural and environmental issues and challenges and to raise awareness of agency programs; Specialized experience also includes demonstrated experience conducting market analysis, donor engagement campaigns, tailoring outreach message to influence stakeholders with varying interests, and developing and implementing fund raising programs for an organization. Experience involving leading, supervising or managing a staff is required.

    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must be professionally proficient to speak, read and understand Spanish TO English AND English TO Spanish.

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

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/).

    Top Secret


    DUTIES:

    • Working with Congressional members and staff to provide information about and advance the agency's interests affected by the legislative process.
    • Collaborates with IAF's President and the agency's management team to define and implement a strategic communications agenda that enables the agency to disseminate its grassroots development programs in order to increase awareness, understanding and relevance of the IAF with key audiences, and to facilitate partnerships and fundraising.
    • Coordinates all public affairs activities, to include pre-publication reviews, speaking engagements, and responses to media inquiries. Oversees the design, development and dissemination of information to stakeholders using the full range of media and communication methods. Methods may include brochures and publications, internal and external websites, media advisories, news releases, success stories, feature articles, talking points, speeches, scripts, remarks, personal appearances, interviews, news conferences, editorial boards, exhibits and other audio/visual/computer aids, as well as digital media, to achieve communication and marketing goals.
    • Develops strategy for and oversees the design and production of the IAF's publications and outreach programs, makes recommendations and changes on all editorial content and format for all printed publications, including the Annual Report, the Grassroots Development Journal, Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) submissions, newsletters, news releases, brochures, as well as content and format for the IAF Web site and other digital media, ensuring communication themes are reflective of IAF's mission and objectives.
    • Plans, develops, and facilitates IAF leadership and Board public appearances and responses. Appearances or responses may involve the media, the community, policy groups, concerned constituencies, and the Executive Branch.
    • Oversees relations with the media and broader public; promoting public understanding of the impact of the agency's programs. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relations with writers, reporters, and editors in order to generate coverage of IAF programs and activities.
    • Oversees the donor engagement functions, including fundraising activities from private and public sources.