PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
Provides comprehensive special project support to the AED Commander, including speech support to senior leadership, and public involvement support for major Afghanistan initiatives. Manages all facets of the AED Command Information Program. Develops and implements public affairs strategies to support national and international programs, including identifying opportunities and engaging national and international media. Analyzes public opinions and attitudes to advise senior leaders on implications of proposed information activities. Maintains effective working relationships with news media representatives. Assists with development of public affairs advisories on critical projects. Following coordination disseminates program information via electronic messaging, Army-wide.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.
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.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Deviating from standard approaches while adapting in a highly media visible environment. Identify and share complexities of an overseas mission.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-12).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
· Ability to Communicate Orally
· Ability to Communicate in Writing
· Skill in Interpersonal Relations
Time 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 GS-12 grade (or equivalent).
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.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.Male 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. Position may require employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SECURITY CLEARANCE - This position has been designated as non-critical sensitive as defined in DOD 5200.2-R. The incumbent is required to possess or obtain and maintain, for the duration of employment, a Secret security clearance.
EMERGENCY ESSENTIAL This position is designated as Emergency Essential. The incumbent is required to perform the duties and requirements of the position in the event of a crisis until relieved by proper authority. Essential Position Agreement, DD Form 2365, must be completed prior to deployment.
IMMUNIZATION SCREENING - This position requires immunization with the complete Anthrax vaccination series and subsequent annual boosters.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION - This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a medical examination for deployment
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
Other InformationSelection 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. U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This is a Career Program #22 Position (CP22)Temporary positions may be extended up to 1 additional year for a maximum of two years continuous deployment.
NOTE: This vacancy will be filled by candidates that qualify for temporary promotions, reassignment, or change to lower grade. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. Lack of sleep may occur due to long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions. Employee will report symptoms of stress and fatigue to the on-site supervisor. Living conditions range from having all basic amenities; light, power, water, refrigeration, to not having one or more of these amenities. Employees who need to store refrigerated medication shall prior to departure from the primary duty station, inform the local Emergency Operations Center so availability of refrigeration at the work site can be determined. Environmental conditions at work locations may range from excessive heat and humidity to extreme cold and rainy. Some locations require that the employee be able to maintain stable mobility in sandy and unstable terrain. Although some work is sedentary, work conditions such as ergonomic issues related to lifting and carrying, seating, or video display terminals; repetitive motion injury from using computers, and the like may be expected. Foreign post differential of 35% is authorized while TCS/TDY to downrange location. Additional compensation of 35% over basic compensation will be granted to employees for service at designated danger pay costs. Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area if accepting TCS. Locality rates of pay in CONUS will not be used for pay setting when transferring to the overseas if accepting TCS assignment.