Engagement and Special Project Specialist, AD-301-4A

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 20, 2021
Closes
Oct 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Congressional and Public Affairs, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band AD-4A which is generally equal to GS-13 pay only.

This is an Administratively Determined Excepted Service Appointment. Compensation and removal are without regard for civil service laws and regulations. Veterans preference does not apply
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Responsibilities

The Engagement and Special Project Specialist will provide direct support to senior management and staff within the Department of Congressional and Public Affairs (CPA) including the Vice President (VP), Deputy Vice President (DVP) and CPA Senior Leadership Team. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supporting the development, execution and management of key, strategic campaigns and events across targeted public affairs, media and engagement programs and operations.
  • Assisting with communication support across CPA, including providing additional support for the production of internal communications materials for CPA and MCC staff at-large.
  • Supporting CPA-specific activities related to Agency social media and digital engagement and creating/supporting other traditional and social media opportunities that align with strategic priorities within the department.
  • Providing advice and guidance to managers and employees on questions and situations related to administrative services.
  • Conducting research on a variety of topics to gather, correlate, analyze, determine and recommend solutions to resolve internal management problems and improve efficiency.
  • Providing assistance on external events, as directed by the VP, in coordination with the Public Affairs or Congressional and External Affairs Senior Leadership, keeping both informed of potential issues and concerns.
  • Performing special assignments or projects for senior MCC officials requiring utmost confidence and discretion on critical problems or areas having broad impact on MCC's relationship with key external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe required
  • This is an Administratively Determined Excepted Service Appointment. Compensation and removal are without regard for civil service laws and regulations.


Qualifications

To qualify for pay band 4A applicants must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4C (GS-12) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position, and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: providing support to public affairs, media, and engagement programs; supporting or overseeing social media content, presentation and engagement strategy; conducting research on a variety of topics to develop and present recommendations, issues, facts and other communication materials; communicating orally and in writing, to internal and external audiences. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Education

Additional information

  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is operating in a state of maximum telework and most employees are teleworking full-time. Consequently, you will start your work in a temporary telework status and in a virtual environment. Your temporary telework arrangement will remain in effect until the agency informs you that MCC is open and operational for all staff. MCC will provide as much advance notice as possible before you may be required to report to MCC's office space. MCC has and will continue to offer flexible work arrangements.
  • This is an Administratively Determined Excepted Service Appointment. Compensation and removal are without regard for civil service laws and regulations. Veterans' preference does not apply.
  • The selectee will serve at the discretion of the appointing officer and, as such, may be terminated when the services of the AD employee are no longer required.
  • MCC Administratively Determined (AD) employees receive 80 hours of initial leave, 8 hours of annual leave per pay period, and there is no leave carry-over cap at the end of each year
  • RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one-time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one-time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:
  • Technical Competence


Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of following categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using information included in the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder ( http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/ https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/
  • If you are a current or former political appointee (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or presidential appointee employee), you must submit a copy of a your SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent appointment (position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee, agency, beginning and ending dates of appointment, etc.).


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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