Communication Specialist

UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies
Patuxent River, MD
Sep 11, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Tracking Code PAX-21-1320-F Job Code 21-1320 Posting Title Communication Specialist Post Date 9/9/2021 Full Time / Part-Time Full Time Travel Up to 25% City Patuxent River State MD Country US Description Communications Specialist (PAX-21-1320-F)Bowhead seeks an experienced Communications Specialist with a focus in Strategic Communications to join our team located at NAS Patuxent River, MD. This is an exciting opportunity to support a high-visibility and cutting-edge naval aviation program.Essential functions will include: Develop and implement strategic communications plans to stimulate internal and external interest in and support for command mission, accomplishments, and workforce Create and edit content including articles, news releases, fact sheets, talking points, message maps, photo captions, and presentations Work closely with the government public affairs officer and program subject matter experts to develop media relations plans. Prepare and fact-check responses to organization and media queries Advise program civilian and military leadership on communication best practices and work with them to effectively communicate with the organizations nationwide workforce, senior leadership, congress, the media and general public Build rapport and credibility with client based on trust, expert counsel and consistently delivering high-quality work Ensure advance preparation of leadership and technical personnel participating in media interviews, conferences and other public appearances Help maintain the organizations corporate image and identity Coordinate the release or all materials prepared by contractor and government personnel intended for public release Continually monitor the news for relevant material and disseminate as appropriate to program personnel Lead the programs efforts to track and submit nominees for relevant awards and recognition Support event planning and execution including ceremonies, media events, and tours Requirements BS or BA degree in communication, journalism, or a related writing-intensive field A minimum of 6 years of experience as a communications professional Experience creating and executing internal and external communication plans for multiple audiences required Must be strong writer with a solid command of Associated Press style Flexible, persistent self-starter with the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced and high-pressure environment Familiarity with change management and risk communications highly desired Prior experience supporting DoD or government agency preferred Ability to work with multimedia and digital development professionals; multimedia experience welcomed Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office suite skills - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Office 365 a plus. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment, with the ability to work alone or as part of a teamPosition location anticipated to be 90% telework / 10% in office but these percentages could change after COVID.SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to maintain security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UICs Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicants resume/application may be subject to verification.Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 USC Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance ( Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.Link to Apply: + UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.+ Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.+ Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCPhere ( .+ The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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