Public Affairs Specialist – Federal government of the United States



Job title: Public Affairs Specialist

Company: Federal government of the United States

Job description: SummaryThe Public Affairs Specialist position reports to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chairman and will work with the Chief of Staff and the Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs to conduct day-to-day operational public affairs tasks.Overview

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Open & closing dates05/07/2024 to 05/28/2024Salary$68,405 – $88,926 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 9Location1 vacancy in the following location:Remote jobNoTelework eligibleYes—as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent –Work scheduleFull-time –ServiceCompetitivePromotion potential13Job family (Series)Supervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskTrust determination processAnnouncement number2024-17-DEControl number790261900This job is open toClarification from the agencyU.S. Citizens; no prior Federal experience required.DutiesIdeal Candidate: The ideal candidate has experience as a writer-editor and has executed communication products for a diverse audience. This person has strong attention to detail, an eye for consistent messaging, and proficiency with grammar and editorial conventions. The ideal candidate works successfully in a collegial team-oriented setting with an appreciation for collaborating with a variety of stakeholders.As a Public Affairs Specialist you will:

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating news media interviews and logistics for speaking engagements for the Chair and other Commission staff.
  • Draft and edit briefings, informational materials, talking points, and other communication materials for internal and external use across divers e audiences.
  • Stay current on emerging communication trends and technologies to recommend innovative approaches, communication strategies, or publications to reach target audiences.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, groups interested in or affected by agency programs or policies and other internal and external contacts.

RequirementsConditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • A 1-year probationary period may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation.
  • Complete a

to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. * If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the
or are exempt from having to do so. * Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • FMC participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form

. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. * May be required to obtain and use a government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

To preview questions click .QualificationsYou must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:A. You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Assisting in writing and developing articles, news releases, and social media posts;
  • Drafting reports, talking points, briefing packets and power point presentations;
  • Assisting others in the use of social media, radio, television, newspapers, fact sheets, and/or the internet within an organization; and
  • Researching organizational programs, activities and/or functions for the preparation of communications to general audiences of directives and the design, documentation and implementation of various reporting systems.

ORB. Have a Master’s or equivalent degree in any field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of a Public Affairs Specialist.ORC. Have two (2) full years of graduate education or a master’s degree, LL. B, J.D., or equivalent degree that demonstrates the competencies needed to do the work of the position.ORD. Have a combination of education and experience. Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first full year is creditable towards meeting the specialized experience/education requirement at the GS-09 grade level.The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.It is your responsibility to ensure your resume states complete information for each job entry. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year (MM/YYYY), and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.EducationPlease refer to sections Qualifications and Required Documents for additional information.Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • We may fill like positions within 12 months of the close of the announcement.
  • Federal employees are required to adhere to the

. * This is a non-bargaining unit position.
Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency-Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency-Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency-Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency-Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency-Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency-Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here:

  • Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Expected salary: $68405 – 88926 per year

Location: District of Columbia

Job date: Fri, 10 May 2024 07:35:08 GMT

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