Public Affairs Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 20, 2019
Closes
May 28, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes , only for Redstone Arsenal


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information
  • Must maintain/obtain Non-Critical Sensitive Secret (S) clearance
  • You may qualify at the NH-03 level if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-02 or GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Experience communicating the policies and programs of a government organization to internal and external stakeholders including news media.
    • Knowledge of communication principles, methods, practices, and techniques; analytical methods; and interpersonal relations practices.
    • Knowledge of commercial print, electronic, and internet media organizations and media communications tools and techniques.
    • Knowledge of policies and regulations relating to government publications.
    • Demonstrated skill in developing and disseminating a wide range of information and data concerning the nature and objectives of agency programs to various publics and employing all types of existing and emerging media including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, professional and scientific journals, still and motion pictures, posters, exhibits, internet, and advertisements.
    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.

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    Person with Disabilities- Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    Other Special Appointment Authorities
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (seehttps://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx )

    To receive consideration please make sure you select ALL appropriate eligibilities in the application questionnaire.

    Other Notes:

    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
    http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

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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, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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

    • Public affairs guidance and expertise
    • Media Relations and External Engagement
    • Interpersonal Relationship Skills
    Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required Yes


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