Communications Specialist

Washington , District Of Columbia
Nov 13, 2020
Dec 16, 2020
Full Time


Company Job Title: Communications Specialist

Clearance: Background Check

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular


USAID M/MPBP functions as the Bureau for Management's central unit for the Agency's operating expense budget planning and implementation, management policy formulation, operational performance monitoring and assessment, administrative support services, and compliance and oversight to implement the USAID suspension and debarment program.

Within M/MPBP, the Office of the Director works closely with M Bureau and Agency leadership on a wide range of M Bureau and Agency policies, initiatives, and activities including supporting the agency in achieving the Journey to Self-Reliance, Transformation objectives, planning and executing the Agency operating expense budget, setting and monitoring performance management goals, interpreting and integrating federal and agency policies, OMB guidance, and regulations.

M/MPBP/OD also directly supports the Office of the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Management as needed, maintains the Performance Improvement Officer role, leads the Management Operations Council (MOC), includes the M Bureau communications function, and Partner Vetting oversight.

This Communications Specialist position is within the Office of the Director

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with developing communication strategies, in collaboration with Communications Director.
  • Strategically develop and disseminate communication materials to promote M Bureau activities and products in accordance with Agency messaging and branding guidance.
  • Support general marketing and communication plans and campaigns
  • Assist with creating outreach materials for Agency-wide distribution.
  • Support responses to customer feedback and engages in the development and implementation of customer service plans related to the communications function.
  • Assist with Congressional reports taskings, editing, and tracking.
  • Assist with Congressional inquiries and legislative reference feedback consolidation.
  • Support Management Operations Council meetings - agenda development, presenter coordination, document clearances, and physical meeting logistics.
  • Support bureau workshops and brownbag activities promoting M Bureau products and services such as Management Mondays.
  • Connect employees to communication resources, services, and tools to meet their specific needs.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records and status of tasks.
  • Provide technical support to other M Bureau offices as necessary to accommodate customer services standard.
  • Support other M Bureau communications activities as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • Master's Degree in related fields preferred.
  • 5 years professional communications or public relations experience is required.
  • 2 years of experience in graphic design for print and online communications products is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Secret clearance preferred
  • 2 years of development or international affairs experience preferred.
  • Webpage maintenance experience, particularly Drupal, is strongly preferred.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)
  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-District of Columbia-Washington DC

Organization: Chenega Worldwide Support
Strategic Business Unit: Military Intelligence and Operations Support
Security Requirements: Background Check
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Exempt
Recruiter: Thomas Orner
Req ID: 2000003276

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