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Public Affairs Specialist

Company: Department of Homeland Security
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummarySecuring Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click HereLearn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThis Public Affairs Specialist position is located in the Social Media Branch, Media Operations Division, Public Affairs, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Duties include but are not limited to:* Developing recommendations that impact TSA's communication and public affairs programs or policies.* Developing communication strategies for proactive and reactive media engagement and under the supervision of the Social Media Manager (SMM), develops content and maintains TSA's social media presence across multiple social platforms.* Conducting data analytics to track trends, including positive, sensitive or negative agency coverage and provide efficient and effective communication platforms to explain the complexity and range of TSA's missions.* Conducting extensive research, developing plans, and contributing to the implementation of a variety of Public Affairs projects and programs; utilizing metrics to track the progress of projects and developing reports of findings to management and other TSA entities.* Consulting and advising executive level program managers regarding their communication needs and advising headquarters senior program managers and field Federal Security Directors (FSDs) regarding how to build stronger communication products and systems for delivering products.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Must be available for occasional travel.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialJ* Job family (Series)1035 Public Affairs* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).* You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.* You must have reached the minimum age (18) at the time of application.* Selective Service registration is required.* See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" sectionApplying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.QualificationsTo qualify for the SV-I Pay Band(equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:* Applying public affairs practices and techniques to communicate policies to various audiences (eg Government/Public Officials, Management or the General Public); AND* Developing communication strategies for social media platforms (e. g, Twitter, Facebook and Facebook Messenger)To qualify for the SV-J Pay Band (equivalent to GS-14), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:* Developing and executing communication strategies for proactive and reactive media engagements on behalf of an organization; AND* Formulating and recommending media approaches on major projects, policies, and issues; AND* Researching, writing and reviewing a variety of content for audiences including the media or general public (ie, public affairs guidance, press releases, statements, op-eds, story pitches, communication plans, etc.);Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, ie, working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Note: 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 from an accredited college or university, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. The information must be provided with the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, the applicant must supply a transcript or certification of degree.National Service Experience (ie, volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.Resumes must include the following:* Narrative description of duties with start and end dates (including the month and year) for work experience.* State the number of hours worked in a position (ie Full time or part-time). If part-time, state the total number of hours worked per week.* Performance level (ie band or grade)You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.EducationNONE

Keywords: Department of Homeland Security, Washington DC , Public Affairs Specialist, Other , Springfield, DC

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