Job opening: SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
Salary: $84 686 - 110 092 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020 approved a new, independent Space Force in the Department of the Air Force. The U.S. Space Force is a military service that organizes, trains & equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. This new military branch is taking shape and recruiting!
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Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a first level supervisor, providing planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over nonsupervisory employees assigned to the Public Affairs office.
Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Public Affairs office, ensuring that the Public Affairs office complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.
Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
Represents the Public Affairs office with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.
Establishes an interchange of ideas and issues among installation personnel, local community leaders, civic groups, etc., concerning problems that might negatively impact the installation's activities.
Briefs government and military officials on installation and departmental operations.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
- This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
- Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
- Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
- This is a Centrally Managed Position in the 1035 Series, Public Affairs Field. DNRP is authorized.
- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a government driver's license and drive a variety of government passenger vehicles.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
- Incumbent may be required to work irregular hours, e.g. nights, weekends, extended hours and on-call duty nights, weekends and holidays.
- The incumbent may be required to carry a government issued cell phone during off duty hours
- This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, Public Affairs Series 1035
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes establishing and maintaining mutual communication between Federal agencies and the general public and various other pertinent publics including internal or external, foreign or domestic audiences; advise agency management on policy formulation and the potential public reaction to proposed policy, and identify and carry out the public communication requirements inherent in disseminating policy decisions; identifying communication needs and developing informational materials that inform appropriate publics of the agency's policies, programs, services and activities, and plan, execute, and evaluate the effectiveness of information and communication programs in furthering agency goals; plans and schedules work to be accomplished by subordinates; rates subordinates' performance; advises employees on work and administrative matters; Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers serious unresolved complaints to higher level management.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of a public affairs program; and written and oral communication principles, methods, and techniques to conduct and coordinate public affairs activities to develop intercommunication between the installation and a variety of audiences.
Skill in gathering, evaluating, and interpreting data to identify potential problems, arrive at valid conclusions, and offer meaningful recommendations and/or resolutions.
Skill in working with people to maintain effective working relationships with groups interested in or affected by public affairs programs or policies, and producing written information conveying complex information to foreign audiences with different levels of understanding. Ability to supervise a staff.
Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small to medium sized organization.
Knowledge of facilities and organizations to plan logistical support and itineraries for distinguished visitors to the base as well as to serve as a tour guide as required during such visits.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address United States Space Force
1670 Space Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]