Job opening: PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
Salary: $60 863 - 79 119 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The primary purpose of this position is to carry out a variety of recurring precedented public affairs assignments that include elements of media operations, social media, community engagement, command information, visual information, communication planning, contingency/crisis response, special event planning, environmental, security and policy review, and public affairs resource management at an Air Force (AF) installation/organization in support of the mission and the commander's priorities.
Support the commander's priorities by carrying out a variety of recurring precedented public affairs assignments.
Answer questions from public and internal stakeholders, ensuring the release of information has been coordinated and cleared as required.
Produce and assist in producing materials that support the commander's public affairs goals.
Produce material which may include news releases, talking points, fact sheets, news and feature articles, web-based content, briefings, speeches, scripts, newsletters, photographs, videos, pod casts, and other materials that effectively communicate agency activities, programs, and policies to a variety of internal and external publics.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with base organizations, local organization and news media representatives, community leaders, and the general public.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
- Travel and relocation expenses will be paid
- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or civilian aircraft
- This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- May perform periodic weekly 24-hour alert duty as the public affairs on-call representative to answer news media and other inquiries after duty hours
- Disclosure of Political Appointments is required
- May be required to be on call and/or to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays
- Incentive for prior non-federal work experience or active duty uniformed service for determining leave accrual rate is being offered
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Group Standard for Administrative & Management Position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in federal service which equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of Public Affairs Specialist. Specialized experience is experience which may have been gained carrying out parts of recurring public affairs assignments which include media relations, social media, civic outreach, internal information, visual information, communication planning, contingency/crisis response, special event planning, security and policy review, and public affairs resource management.
EDUCATION: Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or master's or equivalent graduate degree in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100 percent. To combine education and experience, determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT TO VERIFY YOUR EDUCATION.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education, click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1000/public-affairs-series-1035/
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:
1. 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 organization and a variety of stakeholders.
2. Knowledge of the organization's operations and functions sufficient to communicate accurate information.
3. Knowledge of concepts, principles, policies, and practices involved in communicating information through visual means which may include illustrations, photography, presentations, television/motion picture production, and base cable access television.
4. Skill in gathering, evaluating, and interpreting information to identify potential problems, arrive at valid conclusions and offer meaningful recommendations and/or resolutions to recurring, precedented assignments.
5. Skill in working with people to establish and maintain effective working relationships with groups interested in or affected organization programs and policies and producing written information conveying complex information to public stakeholders with different levels of understanding.
6. Ability to plan and develop news stories, features, and quasi-technical articles.
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.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:
If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST
submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here
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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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