Public Affairs Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Apr 26, 2018
Closes
Apr 26, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Background and security investigation for Top Secret Clearance.
  • 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: Demonstrated experience creating multimedia products and digital materials for use on social media platforms, websites, and e-mail marketing outreach efforts.

    This experience must be documented in your resume.


    Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements and the SPF described by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited toward qualifications.

    Applicants must also meet the specialized experience listed below.

    Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

    GS-09 Qualifications: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    Examples of specialized experience for this position include: utilizing a variety of digital media/social media tools and techniques to engage the general public and targeted audiences; implement and maintain digital and social media strategies in support of organizational policies and goals; conducting market research; contributing to public affairs/social media campaigns and strategies; developing short video production segments for publication or social media platforms; producing multi-media productions involving the coordination of many of the facets of the process, including direction, audio, video, editing, graphic design and post-production; contributing to existing website content and developing new content; and preparing informational documents, press releases, brochures and publications.

    GS-11 Qualifications: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    Examples of specialized experience for this position include: utilizing a variety of digital media/social media tools and techniques to engage the general public and targeted audiences; implement and maintain digital and social media strategies in support of organizational policies and goals; writing and/or editing media presentations; conducting market research, developing public affairs/social media campaigns and strategies; developing short video production segments for publication or social media platforms; producing multi-media productions involving the coordination of many of the facets of the process, including direction, audio, video, editing, graphic design and post-production; managing existing website content and developing new content; and developing informational documents, press releases, brochures and publications.

    GS-12 Qualifications: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    Examples of specialized experience for this position include: utilizing a wide variety of digital media/social media tools and techniques to engage the general public and targeted audiences; establish, implement and maintain digital and social media strategies in support of organizational policies and goals; writing and/or editing presentations for social media platforms; conducting market research, developing public affairs/social media campaigns and strategies; developing short video production segments for publication or social media platforms; producing multi-media productions involving the coordination of all facets of the process, including direction, audio, video, editing, graphic design and post-production; managing website content and developing new content; and developing informational documents, press releases, brochures and publications.

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

    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.

    Applicants may also qualify for this position based on substitution of education for experience or a combination of education and specialized experience. Qualifying education for the GS-09 and GS-11 level is described below.

    GS-9: A master's degree or equivalent degree OR two full years of progressively higher level education leading lo such a degree, OR an LL.B or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

    GS-11: A Ph. D or equivalent doctoral degree, OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate studies leading to such a degree OR LL.M, if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

    If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Stipulations of Employment:

    Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

    Applicants must be eligible to obtain and keep a top secret security clearance. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    Work Schedule:

    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

    Miscellaneous:

    TDA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # TDA-18-MP10181000JS using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

    If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Technical Competency - Communication and Media
    • External Awareness
    • Media Writer/Editor
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Oral Communication
    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

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