<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http: www.bsee.gov/ <br /><br />Security Clearance Required: You will be required to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Background Investigation if you are selected and hired for this position. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), office of Public Affairs (OPA). As a senior specialist responsible for media relations and digital content, the incumbent plays a major role in informing all BSEE stakeholders and the media of the programs, services, and activities of the organization. The OPA maintains an open line of communication regarding BSEE programs and policies, items of current and historical interest involving BSEE, and dissemination of statements and documents related to BSEE positions on matters of public, governmental, and industry interest.<br /><br />This position is located in Washington DC<br /><br />The duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.<br /><br /><strong>At the full performance level </strong><strong>(GS-14) </strong><strong>the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:</strong><br /> <li>Serves as a BSEE spokesperson for background and live interviews with print and broadcast news media on a wide range of program topics that fall within the Bureau's area of responsibility.</li> <li>Prepares and oversees the development of media relations campaigns to include message development, branding activities, news conferences, editorial board meetings, radio interview tours, etc.</li> <li>Develops and maintains effective working relationships with national media outlet representatives.</li> <li>Arranges and coordinates follow-up, detailed interviews with senior management and/or staff whenever possible or necessary.</li> <li>Coordinates development and presentation of the necessary background and briefing information for senior management and/or staff prior to their participation in an interview with print or news media representatives.</li> <li>Responsible for planning, organizing, and developing communication programs and determining effective dissemination of information through the appropriate mass communications media in support of the Bureau's mission.</li> <li>Develops, organizes and prepares materials for all forms of mass communication for dissemination either by Headquarters or by the field.</li> <li>Serves as manager of the BSEE digital content strategy to include website and social media accounts.</li> <li>Researches and seeks out opportunities for expanded Bureau coverage by members of conventional and new media.</li> <li>Responsible for keeping up-to-date on current developments within the Bureau which affect the public, legislative relationships, and major program matters of immediate concern to BSEE.</li> <br /><strong>Salary Information for Washington, DC</strong><br /><br />GS-14 $117,191 – $152,352 per annum<br /><br />First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.<br /><br /><strong>This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.</strong><br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional overnight travel will be required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 – Full Performance Level GS-14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination</li> <li>You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.</li> <li>You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Selective Service:</strong> If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http: www.sss.gov/ . <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Minimum Qualification Requirements:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience</strong><br /><br />To qualify for the GS-14 level, applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-13). Specialized experience is demonstrated as: (1) organizing and leading media relations and social media outreach efforts for a program of national scope and significance; (2) developing and transmitting informational materials to a variety of audiences to enhance the understanding of certain attitudes and practices advocated by a regulatory organization for the safe and environmentally responsible operations and activities related to natural resources; (3) analyzing and evaluating program needs to advise officials of the information that should be made available to the public or approaches to take to attain program goals; and (4) using a variety of methods and techniques in achieving communication goals such as news releases, radio and television scripts, feature articles, personal appearances, news conferences, exhibits, brochures, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: </strong><strong> https: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp </strong><br /><br />All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. <br /><br />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 and performance of higher-level duties.<br /><br />The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.<br /><br /><strong>Important Note</strong>: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.<br /><br />NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.<br /><br />Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: <br /> <ul> <li><strong>Oral Communication- </strong>skill in translating complex technical information for diverse audiences </li> <li><strong>External Awareness-</strong> ability to gain comprehensive understanding of the Bureau's mission programs and current situational factors which influences OPA's method of communication and outreach efforts</li> <li><strong>Written Communication- </strong>developing written materials such as news releases, and fact sheets to convey information concerning complex programs and functions</li> <li><strong>Multimedia Communication- </strong>skill in managing a national digital strategy program to include developing content for social media and a website</li> <li><strong>Public Information and Outreach-</strong> skill in organizing and leading media relations activities for a national communication program, and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and the ability to meet and deal with members of the print and broadcast media, public and private groups. </li> </ul> <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at<br /> https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume <br /><br />Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.<br /><br />You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https: www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http: www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .<br /><br />If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.