Public Affairs Specialist (Social Media)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the National Headquarters OD PIA, Selective Service System. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing content and audience engagement on the Selective Service System's primary social media platform which currently include Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, and LinkedIn, provide accurate, policy-compliant, engaging and timely information.

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Responsibilities

As a Public Affairs Specialist (Social Media) at the GS-1035-7/9/11, some of your typical work assignments may include :
  • Provide analysis of social media strategies and platform performance reports including metrics, trend analysis and recommendations for future efforts.
  • Implement and manage social media advertising initiatives to encourage Selective Service awareness and recognition among general publics.
  • Planning, designing, and implementing creative, effective public affairs programs, campaigns, projects, or studies.
  • Monitoring effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of web and social media programs.
  • Serve as a social media advisor and preparing communications plans for agency leadership.
  • Work collaboratively across the entire organization, other federal agencies, and private sector organizations to execute a modern social media program, drive engagement, and grow the audience.
Upon successful completion of the training program, Recent Graduates are eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment within the Selective Service System. To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
  • Successfully complete at least 1 year of continuous service in addition to meeting all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program
  • Recent graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency


Qualifications

Recent Graduate Program Eligibility: To meet this requirement, you completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. If you are a veteran who was unable to apply within two years of receiving your degree due to military obligation, you have as long as six years after degree completion to apply. If eligible, documentation of your appointment eligibility through transcripts, letters, records or statements issued from the governing body or institution, and veterans' documentation, if applicable, must be submitted with your completed application.

To qualify for the GS-Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-07 position you must have completed at least one (1) year of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. This experience includes applying knowledge and skill in public awareness and communication methods and adaptation of approaches in developing new information materials and formats aimed at enhancing the public's understanding of significant agency programs and issues. Must have skill working with standard office automated applications such as photo composition, and technical competence with miscellaneous equipment. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Or
B. Have completed one (1) full academic year of graduate education or have superior academic achievement in the field of Public Affairs.
Or
C. Have a combination of A, and B above.

To qualify for the Pubic Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-09 position, you must have completed at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. This experience included utilizing methods and techniques to the solution of complex public affairs problems such as developing and presenting informational material to achieve understanding of various points of view or concepts from publics with varying levels of understanding and different interests and perspectives on the subjects; employing a number of information gathering techniques in collecting and analyzing public reaction to information programs; and developing recommendations for management in improving the agency's communication with the general public and specialized groups. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Or
B. Have a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in a related field such as: Public Affairs, Marketing, Communication and Outreach, Quantitative methods, Public Service, Public Communication and Organizations, etc.
Or
C. Have two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D.
Or
D. Have a combination of A, B, and C above.

To qualify for the Pubic Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-11 position , you must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. This experience includes establishing the need for information materials to support Agency programs; using a variety of methods and techniques in achieving communication goals; and providing news releases, feature articles, speeches, fact sheets, background papers, public service announcement, websites content, etc., to agency offices. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Or
B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of Public Affairs.
Or
C. Have three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Or
D. Have a combination of education and experience listed in A, B and C.

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

Education

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. (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.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
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://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see https ://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans ). Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply 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 CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 70 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Communication and Media
  • Information Management
  • Oral Communication
  • External Awareness
  • Writing

Qualified Category -Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement as identified through the job analysis.

Well Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates a proficiency level in the critical competencies for successful performance of this position as identified through the job analysis process.

Best Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated an "outstanding" proficiency level in applying the critical competencies for this position to work at increased levels of difficulty and complexity as identified through the job analysis process.

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link:

https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10598079

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College Transcript(s)
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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