Internal Communications Specialist

Bowhead / UIC Technical Services
Patuxent River, MD
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Description INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (PAX-21-1787-F) Location: NAS Patuxent River, MD anticipate position to be 90% telework and 10% in office. Bowhead seeks a communication specialist 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: Build rapport and credibility with client based on trust, expert counsel and consistently delivering high-quality work Help maintain the organization s 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 program s efforts to track and submit nominees for relevant awards and recognition Support event planning and execution including ceremonies, media events, and tours Work closely with the government public affairs officer (PAO) and program subject matter experts to develop strategic communication plans and help prepare and fact-check responses for PAO to reply to media queries. Assist government Public Affairs Officer to ensure advance preparation of leadership and technical personnel participating in media interviews, conferences and other public appearances Coordinate with government Public Affairs Officer to create content, including articles, fact sheets, talking points, photo captions, presentations, and other internal products Requirements In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. BS or BA degree in communication, journalism, or a related writing-intensive field 4-6 years of experience as a communications professional Experience creating internal and external communication products for multiple audiences 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 team SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be willing to obtain a Secret clearance. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location. TRAVEL: Up to 1 to 2 trips per year Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC s 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 applicant s 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 ( UIC 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. Link to Apply: #LI-CJ1