Public Affairs Specialist
The Office of Communications (Code 130) is seeking a Public Affairs Specialist to author content for various communications vehicles to inform employees of important center and agency initiatives and programs as well as design, develop and implement internal/external events and coordinate and deliver tours of Goddard for high-level visitors.
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As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.
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This opportunity is open to current GSFC employees currently serving on one of the following appointment types: career, career-conditional, VRA, Schedule A appointment for individuals with disabilities, or NASA term appointment that provides eligibility to convert to a career or career conditional appointment. Current NSSC Purchasing Agents formerly assigned to GSFC and NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center may also apply.For the GS-9 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service, which equipped you with the competencies required to perform successfully the duties of the position; OR you may substitute the following education for the specialized experience requirements: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. You may qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.
GS-09 LEVEL: Specialized experience is defined as developing, writing or contributing to written information materials such as fact sheets, brochures, articles, etc. for employees or the general public; and assisting in preparation for tours, special events or outreach activities.
For the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service, which equipped you with the competencies required to perform successfully the duties of the position; OR you may substitute the following education for the specialized experience requirements: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. You may qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.
GS-11 LEVEL: Specialized experience is defined as developing and disseminating written informational materials to the general public or specialized target groups regarding missions, policies and/or programs; contributing to development of agendas and serving as a spokesperson for special events; and assisting with planning, coordinating and implementing employee, community and/or outreach initiatives.
For the GS-12 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.
GS-12 LEVEL: Specialized experience is defined as developing written materials designed to inform and educate a variety of diverse audiences; designing, planning, directing or advising on complex public engagement or outreach events; developing, coordinating or implementing operational plans for special events; and designing, coordinating or executing offsite outreach events to the public, employees or stakeholders on programs, missions or projects.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.
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Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
NASA Credit for National Service
Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.
Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.
The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from the candidate's resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job, as described in the announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume, as NASA will not accept separate KSA statements.
Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality levels based on the degree to which their competencies meet the duties required. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality level are considered well-qualified.