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Job opening: Public Affairs Specialist

Salary: $86 962 - 113 047 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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Develops and writes information materials designed to reach local, regional and national audiences. Support programs at Headquarters level and provide news releases, feature stories and statements to regional managers and field office supervisors. Acts as spokesperson to media representatives on behalf of regional managers and field office supervisors. Develops effective relationships with media representatives and public affairs personnel. Develops communication plans by considering specific topics or aspects to emphasize to use in communicating with intended audiences.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Tour of Duty: 1st shift
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes


To qualify for a Public Affairs Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: Developing and analyzing communication plans and recommendations to change in support of objectives and functions through the news media. Developing News releases, feature stories, background statements, fact sheets, radio and television spots that effectively transmit information about complex programs, activities and functions Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.


  • Address DLA Disposition Services 74 Washington Avenue North Suite 6 Battle Creek, MI 49017-3092 US
  • Name: DLA Disposition Svcs POC
  • Phone: 614-692-9666
  • Email: [email protected]


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