Public Affairs Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 01, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
Full Time

***NOTE: Announcement close date has been changed.***

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Fort Meade is located almost midway between the cities of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC and is home to approximately 16,000 military personnel along with about 31,000 civilian employees. Approximately 6,000 family members reside on post.  Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself, with a modern exchange mall, a commissary, and state of the art fitness centers, historical library, jogging trails, RV Park and much more.  Army employees at Fort Meade enjoy other privileges such as use of the fitness center, child and youth care center, employee assistance programs, Post Museum, Thrift Shop, discounted tickets for some community events and jogging trails.


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% Occasional Business Travel

  • No

  • Moving expenses is not authorized
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience 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.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as one year of planning, directing, designing and implementing an effective community relations program. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: 

    • Knowledge of Plan Development
    • Skill in the use of Social Media
    • Ability to communicate orally
    • Ability to communicate in writing

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.


    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance



    You will serve as a Public Affairs Specialist with the responsibility for ensuring the Community Relations (CR) Program.  You will plan, coordinate, and implement community relations programs, and events intended to convey accurate information about the US Army and the Fort Meade installation.  Some direct responsibilities include:

    • Responsible for leadership of the community relations branch and program
    • Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the internal and external information for the community relations programs.

    • Principal Fort Meade Liaison with effective relationships with Fort Meade Alliance, Education Boards, Chambers of Commerce, and etc,.

    • Develop effective methods, creating, monitoring, directing, and seeking feedback and change to the community relations program.

    • Manages installation Speakers Bureau

    • Recommends community relations program applications of command planning for Mobilization missions.

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