Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 03, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Communications Office of the National Air and Space Museum. The primary purpose of the position is to manage the various aspects of this office, including media relations, filming, informational and promotional publications, advertising, and marketing/outreach activities.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
  • Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as experience managing the publicity, promotion and marketing for a large museum. This includes the development of media materials including press kits, fact sheets and press releases. Must also have experience with human resources management to include all of the following: interviewing, selecting, establishing performance plans, appraising employees’ performances, assigning work, reviewing work, identifying and providing training and counseling.

    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.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

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    • Supervises Communications Office staff, fostering effective communication, determining standards for work, establishing departmental priorities, developing position descriptions, performance plans and appraisal documents.
    • Develops and implements media and public outreach for enhancing the public image of the museum.
    • Plans and implements informational and marketing activities for the Museum to local, national, and international media group.
    • Monitors issues knowing how to prioritize and act on them.
    • Oversees the Publication Program which works with museum curators and fellows to develop publishable works that represent NASM.

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