Communications Manager, AD-301-00

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 17, 2018
Closes
Aug 17, 2018
Hours
Full Time
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must complete a One-year Probationary Period.
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

    Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):

    • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with education research policies, issues, and initiatives sufficient to generate novel and unique ideas and develop new or vastly changed mechanisms to communicate the mission and ongoing work of the agency to key audiences, including education policymakers and practitioners at the national, state, and local levels.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the agency’s functions, goals, organizational structure and pertinent legislation sufficient to ensure that the agency’s research, statistics, assessment, and evaluation activities are clearly and accurately represented within the department and to the public.
    • Knowledge of communications principles, techniques, and tools, including social media, sufficient to plan and execute long-range plans and projects of national scope and significance. The incumbent is a nationally recognized authority in the broad field of communications and provides expert technical advice to colleagues in the agency on effective strategies for writing and speaking on scientific education and research and statistics.

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

    Examples of such experience may include: Experience performing communications work in a research organization, Congressional office and/or public relations firm. Mastery of communications principles, techniques, and tools, including social media. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with education research policies, issues, and initiatives.

    For full qualifications go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp

    The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A). People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria. If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below:

    (CTAP) http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html

    (ICTAP) http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ictap.html

    Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session. Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email. Student Loan Default Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.

    ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE SELECTION CERTIFICATE(S), SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.

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

    We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:

    1. Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications
    Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you do not meet U.S. Citizenship requirements or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.

    2. Rating and Ranking
    If you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position).

    Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be placed into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.

    If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.

    Veterans’ Preference: Veterans’ preference eligibles will be ranked ahead of qualified non-preference eligibles within each category for which they are qualified. Qualified veterans’ preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS and CP) will be placed at the top of the Best Qualified category, except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    3. Referral and Selection
    If you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position.
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