Naval Research Laboratory, D.C
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time

  • You will serve as the Corporate Communication Officer.
  • You will provide leadership and management for the Corporate Communication Office (CCO).
  • You will develop and evaluate communication strategies.
  • You will provide advisory services to leadership regarding relations with the media and the public.
  • You will direct and supervise media and public relations activities, community relations, internal communications and relations, exhibit program administration, audiovisual production, technical reports, and cooperate publications.
  • You will lead outreach activities with representatives of the Navy, Marine Corps, the broader Department of Defense and interagency, media, academia, industry, and members of the general public.
  • You will assist with the preparation of high level briefs and other types of communications in support of the NRL Executive leadership.
  • You will serve as NRL's lead spokesperson with the news media and general public.
  • You will develop policies and strategies to achieve general and specific communication objectives.
  • You will develop aggressive communication strategies for stakeholder audiences utilizing a wide variety of media to inform the public about programs and achievements.
  • You will serve as a liaison with the Office of the Chief of Information and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and with Marine Corps Public Affairs.
  • You will oversee overall project management schedules, priorities, cost assessments, and resource requirements, manage contracts, and integrate projects.
  • You will plan and assign work to be accomplished by subordinate section heads, setting objectives, and priorities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) or pay band (NO-04) in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Providing leadership and management to assigned staff for the division and advisory services for leadership regarding relations with the media and the public; (2) Developing and evaluating communication strategies for the media and public relations activity, community relations, internal production, technical reports, and corporate publications; (3) Developing, administering, overseeing, and evaluating communication policies and strategies for an organization and internal communications program; (4) Acting as the spokesperson with the news media and general public, as well as all student outreach activities; and (5) Reviewing and evaluating project proposals; deciding on rejection or acceptance on proposals and contracts; and integrating projects.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A supervisory pay differential may be granted up to 5%.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

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