PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Dec 02, 2021
Closes
Dec 07, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST at the GS-1035-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serving as the Employer Marketing and Public Relations Specialist of the National Outreach & Plans Directorate (NOP).
  • Planning, developing and executing coordinated marketing & public affairs activities and campaigns related to Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) programs, predominately the employer outreach and recognition programs and activities, the ombudsmen services and military outreach.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the organization program needs to advise management officials of the activities and campaigns necessary to achieve organization's program goals.
  • Providing consultation and communication plans to leadership and management officials in order to develop comprehensive public affairs, social and traditional media relations, and engagement campaigns and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with representatives of national and DoD public affairs/media representatives, Reserve Component Service public affairs representatives, national social and traditional media representatives, to successfully execute campaigns, develops key regional, local traditional and social media interest in the organization and its mission.
  • Explaining, relating, and defending controversial agency issues to convey accurate and timely information regarding the ESGR mission and supporting programs while avoiding public misunderstandings.
  • Analyzing the organization's activities for situations that might have public impact and developing a recommended program or plan of action to minimize adverse publicity.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full time
  • 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
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information.
  • Security Clearance: Non-Critical Sensitive Secret
  • This is a drug tested position


Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-13 grade level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Planning, developing and implementing coordinated marketing & public affairs activities and campaigns related to employer outreach and recognition programs and activities, and the ombudsmen services and military outreach.
  • Analyzing and evaluating program needs to advise management of the activities and campaigns necessary to achieve organization's program goals.
  • Explaining, relating, and defending controversial agency issues to convey precise and timely information regarding the mission and supporting programs while avoiding public misconception.
Please keep your résumé to a reasonable length. If more than five pages are submitted, only the first five pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.

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 .

Education

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

Additional information

COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

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; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. 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/