Public Affairs Specialist

Department of the Navy in Arlington, VA

  • Industry: Government - Public Affairs
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $45,260.00 - 81,970.00 / Year*
position filled
Duties SummaryIMPORTANT APPLICANT INFORMATION!Although there is no limit on the number of pages your resume may contain, hiring managers will not review experience on the document beyond the first 5 pages. ARNG recommends you upload a resume of 5 pages or less in PDF format. You may apply with other resume formats, but system conversion issues can expand the document beyond intended length.Click 'Learn more about this agency' for more informationResponsibilitiesServe as the Speechwriter/Senior Writer for the Director of the Army National Guard and provides speechwriting support to the Deputy Director, Special Assistants of the ARNG Directorate, and personally designated representatives.Research and write a variety of written products, including articles, reports, speeches, testimony, talking points, video production scripts, training material, press releases, special projects, and other products tailored to the needs of the ARNG.Ensure correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and format and accuracy of information - evaluates documents in terms of purpose, audience, scope, content, organization, and logic.Maintain awareness of current government writing and reporting style and format requirements, and works directly with appropriate officials to resolve questions about guidance content and technical application.Develop, coordinate, and monitor ARNG Office of Public Affairs concepts, doctrine and policy regarding Public Affairs.Recommend strategies for all aspects of the ARNG public affairs program and establish standards for the development and evaluation of public affairs activities throughout the agency.Develop strategic communication messages or ensure existing messages for the organization are incorporated into every type of medium and product.Perform research, rewrite, or adjust speeches on short notice to organize, balance and apply a consistent sense of style, grammar, and flow to the finished product to accommodate changing message goals and objectives.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNoneRequirements Conditions of EmploymentAppointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance. QualificationsWho May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes provide speechwriting support to senior officials; research, write and edit a variety of written products such as: articles, reports, speeches, press releases, and video production scripts; utilize principles, methods, and techniques of written and oral communication; recommend strategies for a public affairs/public relations program. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:Communications and MediaPublic Affairs Policies and ProceduresWritingTime in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.Additional informationMale applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.Two year trial/probationary period may be required.Direct deposit of pay is required.Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.This is a Career Program (CP) 22 - Public Affairs and Communications Media position.You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.This position may be eligible for situational telework only, including emergency and OPM prescribed "unscheduled telework 'Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your r sum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your r sum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.Read moreBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceSecretDrug test requiredNoPosition sensitivity and riskNoncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate RiskTrust determination processNational securityThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Federal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Land & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.VeteransClarification from the agencySee "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.Location1 vacancy in the following location:Arlington, VAArlington, VARelocation expenses reimbursedNoTelework eligibleYes as determined by agency policyOverviewOpen & closing datesOpening and closing dates03/13/2020 to 03/26/2020ServiceCompetitivePay scale & gradeGS 13Salary$102,663 to $133,465 per yearAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-Time
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