Public Affairs Specialist GS 14 (FBI; Division Only)
Job Title:Public Affairs Specialist GS 14 (FBI; Division Only)
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Job Announcement Number:00-2014-0108
|$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year|
|Monday, August 25, 2014 to Tuesday, September 2, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|* - Permanent/Full-Time|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC
WHO MAY APPLY:
|This announcement is open to current FBI employees in the Director's Office only. |
Effective, May 5, 2014, FBI employees will be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of promotion, reassignment or change to lower grade unless the new position is career enhancing (Headquarters to Field Offices or Field Offices to Headquarters) or offers a greater promotional potential than the position in which they are currently serving.
Division: Director's OfficeSection: Office Of Public AffairsUnit: Employee CommunicationsLocation: Washington, DCWorking Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (flexible) Employee Communications UnitEmployee Communications Unit is looking for someone to serve as a Communications Advisor who will develop and implement communication plans for senior executives and their staff in support of major initiatives, policies, and programs that advance the FBI mission. They will maintain and improve corporate communication channels.
KEY REQUIREMENTSMust be a current FBI employee
Plans and coordinates the dissemination of information relating to the FBI's programs, priorities, jurisdiction, and mission to the global FBI workforce and other individual organizations.Develops and implements communications strategies with division and field office executives and personnel to promote awareness and understanding of FBI programs and policies, or to provide information on FBI matters to the global FBI workforce.Prioritizes, plans and organizes highly complex projects and assignments under tight deadlinesAnticipates challenges and roadblocks and develops solutions to prevent, mitigate or solve themWorks closely with all FBI Divisions
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.GS14: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level.Specialized Experience is: Identifying communication needs and developing materials that inform appropriate audiences of the agency's policies, programs, services, and activities. Developing internal and external working relationships.Applying strategic communications in order to effectively create, strengthen, or preserve an opinion favorable to the attainment of organizational goals.Managing projects including publications and working with graphic design/layout, photo, and video.
A PORTFOLIO OF WRITING/COLLATERAL SAMPLES MUST BE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.All internal FBI candidates being considered competitively or non-competitively for positions at the GS 14 and GS 15 levels are subject to a complete name check of FBI records for any pending or past disciplinary actions and equal employment investigations for the past 3 years.Candidates are ineligible to apply if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); a Letter of Requirement (LOR); or have failed a PIP or LOR and are currently awaiting the final action by HRD.A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable".A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:Written CommunicationsOral CommunicationsAnalytical skillsResearchAttention to DetailHigh self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement. To preview questions please click here.
You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/fbi/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum=62283
OTHER INFORMATION:ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS. Generally, following a COST TRANSFER you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment. Additionally, NO COST TRANSFER require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment.Employees returning from Legat assignment must advise the Staffing and Administrative Unit, International Operations Division, of their application for this position.Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.Any work performed outside normally assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on a SF-50, i. e. , back-up duties), has to be properly documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding): (1) % of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties); (2) the month/year work began; (3) frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc. ; and (4) specific duties performed. Memorandum of Understanding must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement to:HR specialist e-mail.You must submit a resume with your application. Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you for consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or other non-merit factors.
HOW TO APPLY:The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.Step 1 - Establish an AccountOn the USAJOBS Web site, select "MY USAJOBS" and click "Create Your Account Now." You will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information. After entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or set up email notification agents to alert you to new positions posted to USAJOBS.Step 2 - Create and Store a ResumeTo add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps: Getting Started; Experience; Related Information; and Finishing Up. Resumes created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within the federal government. You can store up to five resumes on USAJOBS. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the online questionnaire. Step 3 - Apply OnlineClick the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the FBIJOBs. gov website to complete the application process.Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your ApplicationIf this is your first time on FBIJOBs.gov website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.Step 5 - Submit Required DocumentsClick on one of the available options: Upload, USAJOBS, Fax, or Reuse existing documents, to submit required documentation. Follow the instructions provided.Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your SubmissionOnce you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also generate a PDF version to print or save for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.If you run into any technical difficulty during the on-line application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk by clicking on "Contact Us" on any USAJOBS page.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:1. Your resume2. A complete assessment questionnaire
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:Erika Pugh Phone: 202-233-9355 Fax: 000-000-0000 TDD: 202-324-3000 Email: [email protected] Agency Information:DOJ/FBI935 Pennsylvania Ave., NWMail Stop GP 702BAttn: Staffing UnitWashington, DC20535US Fax: 000-000-0000
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.Status of Your Application:You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."
Control Number: 379379900
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