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Public Affairs Specialist

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United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
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The position is located in the Public Affairs Office (PAO), Office of the President, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, RI. The PAO reports directly to the President Naval War College (U.S. Navy Rear Admiral) and advises the faculty and staff of the college on public affairs matters, coordinates media and community relations, informs the college's audiences through various communications media, and promotes internal information programs. This position requires skill as a media representative to communicate public information matters for the Public Affairs Office as well as the Naval War College and Navy at large. You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Serves as a public affairs specialist in an academic and research organization.
Formulates and executes plans, campaigns, and communications products to inform and educate the college's general and specialized publics on command's programs, policies, activities and goals.
Collects, assembles, prepares and disseminates information, applying knowledge of all aspects of public affairs, including internal communications, media relations, community relations, communication integration and visual information, using a variety of communication media, methods and techniques.
Researches, interviews and confers with faculty and staff to obtain the latest information for use in public affairs products.
Assists with internal and external website content development, updates and creation.
Coordinates media engagements and briefs news media representatives on college's programs and activities; requires experience in press releases, media advisories and communicating with media.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of creditable specialized experience include the following:
_Minimum Qualifications GS-9_: Must have one year of specialized experience in the same or similar work at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills or abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Creditable specialized experience includes work related to public affairs matters such as: 1) using a variety of written, oral, and visual communication methods and techniques to assist in producing written and multimedia materials for news releases, feature articles, pamphlets, and other forms of communication that convey information to the public; 2) utilizing knowledge of principles that govern public affairs functions in order to research and assist in providing information to both internal/external audiences for public affairs projects; OR
Education Substitute for Experience: Possess a masters or equivalent graduate degree or2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; OR
Possess a combination of specialized experience and higher level graduate education as described above.
Minimum Qualifications GS-11: Must have one year of specialized experience in the same or similar work at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills or abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Creditable specialized experience includes work related to public affairs matters such as: 1) researching and interviewing a variety of audiences to obtain the latest information for use in public affairs products; 2) planning and developing a variety of communication tools, including written, multimedia, and video products for use on organization internal and external websites; 3) editing and approving web-based content and written responses to the media and public on public affairs information prior to releasing and/or publishing the information on the Internet and multimedia sites; OR
Education Substitute for Experience: Possess a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate leading to PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; OR
Possess a combination of specialized experience and higher level graduate education as described above.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web /#url=GS-ADMIN
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
_EDUCATION:_
_Are you using your education to qualify?_ For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM''sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information,
_REQUIREMENTS:_
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran''s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Public Affairs Planning
Web Management
Communications and Media
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
_Best Qualified-_ __Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Highly Qualified-_ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Qualified_ - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
To begin the process, click the _Apply Online_ button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Complete Resume.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire. _View Occupational Questionnaire_
Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "_REQUIRED DOCUMENTS"_ section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on _Monday, May 19, 2014_.
If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
If you upload your documents, _do not fax_ the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: .
This Vacancy ID is _1120222_.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.
It is the applicant''s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.
HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans'' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration. If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans'' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
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Department of the Navy offers acomprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
_Federal Annuitant Information:_
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found
_Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program_ _ (ICTAP) Eligible:_
ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
_Military Spouse Preference (MSP):_
_Veteran's Preference Information:_

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