Public Affairs Specialist, GS 09/11 (FBI)
Job Title:Public Affairs Specialist, GS 09/11 (FBI)
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Job Announcement Number:SF-2014-0010
|$56,735.00 to $89,235.00 / Per Year|
|Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, April 18, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Excepted Service - Permanent Full-Time|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
San Francisco, CA
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Open to current FBI employees in all locations. |
Employees returning from Legat assignment must advise the Staffing and Administrative Unit, International Operations Division, of their application for this position.
Applications will not be accepted from outside the area of consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- Some travel is required.
Division: San Francisco Field OfficeLocation: San Francisco, CAWorking Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Salary:GS 09: $56,735.00 - $73,751.00GS 11: $68,643.00 - $89,235.00
KEY REQUIREMENTSMust be a current FBI employee.Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.
GS-09:Responds to oral and written requests for information related to FBI matters from the press and the public, leveraging social media and field office websites, when appropriate.Prepares and disseminates news releases and statements that reflect the official position of the FBI by coordinating pertinent facts with Divisions.Establishes and maintains liaison with media agency personnel to ensure an effective working relationship that is mutually beneficial to both the FBI and the media.Assists in preparing for press conferences and other media events.Prepares speeches and other materials for FBI executives and other office personnel in preparation for interviews and other public appearances.Assists office personnel with obtaining publicly available print and broadcast information.Prepares and uploads content and other public information to the field office related websites. GS 11:In consultation with management, writes/disseminates press releases to media.In consultation with management, provides information orally to requests for information.Ensures the continuing, professional relationships with the media.Compiles, analyzes and evaluates information which may be disseminated to the news media.Assists in planning and organizing events for the purposes of release of information.Adheres to policy regarding the release of information.Coordinates with FBI headquarters on matters of national interest.
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.Qualificatins for the GS 9 grade level: Applicant must have at least one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS 7 grade level. SE is:Performed work in support of public affairs activities.Established and maintained liaison with media representatives and the general public.Responded to oral and written requests for information, and prepared information for release to the public, such as press releases.Qualifications for the GS 11 grade level: Applicant must have one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS 9 grade level. SE is:Applied effective communication plans.Determined the most appropriate means for transmitting information.Performed work in support of public affairs activities.Responded orally and in writing to requests for information.
Education may be substituted for specialized experience as outlined below:GS-09: Applicant must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree OR an LL.B. or J.D., if related. GS-11: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or L.L.M., if related.Qualifying education may have been gained in any field. All degrees must be from an accredited college or university.Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
Applicants must posess a valid driver's license for state of residence, as well as obtain a government license for the operation of government vehicles, if selected for this position.
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 Communication*Oral Communication*Interpersonal Skills*Critical Thinking*Planning and Organizing*Policies and ProceduresHigh 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=61352Policy 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.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".
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. A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment.Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.Memorandum of Understanding: 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: (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 via the fax imaging process.Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.Management has the prerogative to select at any grade for which this position has been announced.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 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 resume (required)and cover letter (optional)2. A complete assessment questionnaire (required)3. Other supporting documents:College transcript(s), if qualifying based on educationSF-50, Notification of Personnel ActionMost recent Performance Appraisal- Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.For Veterans: DD 214For Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15VA letter dated 1991 or later
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:Diana Stark Phone: 304-625-3659 Fax: 000-000-0000 TDD: 304-625-2165 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Information:DOJ/FBI1000 Custer Hollow RoadModule C-2Attn: Staffing Unit HRG (WV)Clarksburg, WV26306US 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: 366571600
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