Over 1 Million Paying Vacancies Available. Discover Your Dream Vacancy with Us!

Are you looking for a Director, Office of Public Affairs? We suggest you consider a direct vacancy at Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville. The page displays the terms, salary level, and employer contacts Nuclear Regulatory Commission person

Job opening: Director, Office of Public Affairs

Salary: $141 022 - 212 100 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Rockville
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Organization Location: Office of Public Affairs Supervising Executive: Christopher Hanson, Chair Area of Consideration:  All Sources (Public)  Salary: This is a Tier 2 (NRC Pay Group B) SES position Financial Disclosure:  This position is subject to Public Financial Disclosure Reporting requirements and NRC prohibited securities ownership restrictions  


As the  Director for Public Affairs you will provide authoritative advice and counsel to the Chair in carrying out his/her responsibilities as principal spokesperson for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and promoting and communicating the agency's policies and initiatives with the public and news media.  This includes directing the development, implementation, and management of external communications, ensuring implementation of a proactive public information program, and developing key strategies that contribute to increasing public confidence. You will be responsible for keeping the Chair and Commission informed of public interest in and news coverage of NRC's regulatory activities as well as providing timely, clear and accurate information on NRC activities to the public. Consult and advise the Chair, Commissioners, Executive Director for Operations (EDO), and other senior management officials on potential public reaction to agency policy, decisions, and actions.  


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • This is a Drug Testing position.


You must have substantial supervisory or leadership experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully carry out the roles and responsibilities described above, typically evidenced by experience in progressively more responsible supervisory or leadership positions. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Applicants who do not meet or do not demonstrate possession of the ECQs and PTQs in their application will be eliminated from further consideration. All applicants must submit an online resume and online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing your accomplishments against each of the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. Abbreviated responses to the ECQs, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and will not be accepted. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the ECQs and vacancy questions unanswered. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Applicants must submit online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members eligible for reinstatement, and SES Candidate Development graduates (with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Review Board (QRB) certification) are encouraged, but not required, to address the ECQs to be considered. Use the following approach to describe your accomplishments: Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model Use one to two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ. The number of examples is not as important as ensuring that your experience matches the ECQ criteria. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal. Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action-oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of….) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.). Please limit your written statements to the space provide (8,000 characters) per ECQ. You must provide the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of responsible individuals who can verify the information provided for each ECQ. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Example ECQ statements are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf. Executive Core Qualifications: ECQ 1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision. ECQ 2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building. ECQ 3 - Results Driven:   The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility. ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management. ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating. PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs) All applicants must submit online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) of accomplishments that would satisfy the following PTQs. You must address each PTQ separately. Please limit your written statements to the space provided (8,000 characters) per PTQ, attached examples will not be accepted, please use the space provided. PTQ 1 - Broad knowledge of communication principles, methods, practices, and techniques sufficient to direct the formulation, implementation and management of external communications policies, strategies, and programs for the purpose of increasing public awareness of, and confidence in, the agency’s major initiatives, policies, regulations, and goals. PTQ 2 - Demonstrated ability to provide authoritative advice and counsel to senior officials on matters associated with external communications and public information functions and activities. PTQ 3 - Knowledge and ability to maintain relationships with public information media (print, radio, television, social media, etc.)


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


  • Address NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Attn: Executive Resources Washington, District of Columbia 20555 United States
  • Name: Amanda Noonan
  • Phone: 301-287-0728
  • Email: [email protected]


Similar vacancies

Director, Office of Communication Aug 08 2023
$155 700 - 183 500

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY As a Director, Office of Communications, you will use your knowledge of and experience to: Perform critical management responsibilities, as well as technical/special...

Public Affairs Specialist Dec 05 2023
$64 957 - 84 441

Identifies communications needs of a program area and develops informational materials that inform appropriate publics of the agency's policies, programs, and services. Analyzes agency information ...

Public Affairs Specialist Dec 05 2023
$64 957 - 84 441

Identifies communications needs of a program area and develops informational materials that inform appropriate publics of the agency's policies, programs, and services. Analyzes agency information ...