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Public Affairs Specialist - GS 9 The candidate 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 military installation/organization in support of the mission and the commander's priorities. Supports the commander's priorities by carrying out a variety of recurring precedented public affairs assignments. These include 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 to achieve internal and external public affairs goals. Responds to requests for information, materials, and support; assists in planning and conducting community engagement activities with community officials and groups; assists in planning and arranging news media coverage; helps maintain an active web/social media presence; and arranges, advises on, and/or provides visual information services for documentation and/or publicity purposes. Gathers, analyzes, and presents information for use by higher level personnel in developing communication plan. Answers questions from public and internal stakeholders, ensuring the release of information has been coordinated and cleared as required. Produces and assists in producing materials that support the commander's public affairs goals. Such material 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. Promptly and completely, using established processes and procedures, identifies and confers with program specialists, action officers, and other subject matter experts to obtain the latest and most accurate information and imagery approved for public release. Attends a variety of meetings as a representative of the public affairs office. Meetings may include those with installation and local organizations. Assists in planning, organizing, and carrying out the visual information program. Helps design, create, and assemble material for presentations, publications, and exhibits.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have following qualifications:
Specialized Experience for GS-1035-09: 1 year of specialized experience which includes concepts, principles, and practices of a public affairs program; communicating information through visual means which may include illustrations, photography, presentations, television/motion picture production, and base cable access television. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-07 grade/level position or equivalent in the federal service. OR Education: Successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as Political Communication or Public Communication. OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. OR 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%.
Should have 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 agency and a variety of stakeholders. Must have knowledge of the organization's operations and functions sufficient to communicate accurate information. Should have 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. Must have 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. Should have skill in working with people to establish and maintain effective working relationships with groups interested in or affected by AF and local installation/organization programs and policies and producing written information conveying complex information to public stakeholders with different levels of understanding. Must have ability to plan and develop news stories, features, and quasi-technical articles.
Announcement number: 5Y-AFPC-10090064-083257-JLT. Control number: 485457800. Apply Online. No emails.
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