Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST at the GS-1035-12 some of your typical work assignments may include: <ul> <li>Develops and writes visual and print information materials designed to reach national audiences through the news media and social media channels via wire services, radio, television, newspaper, and social media technologies etc. Written materials include: news releases; spot radio and television announcements; fact sheets; feature stories; background statements; social media content, speeches, etc. Visual materials may include video and podcast scripts, on-location photography, presentations, public service announcements and photo essays.</li> <li>Provides advice to DTRA PA leadership on social media strategies to more effectively communicate DTRA programs and goals. Evaluates new social media technologies and provides advice on usability, function and adoption. Responds to information requests, comments and feedback from social media channels; researches and coordinates responses internally and responds with approved messaging using tact and diplomacy.</li> <li>Responds to media and public inquiries on matters related to DTRA programs, researching and coordinating responses within the Agency through subject matter experts, other PA specialists and leadership and provides written, oral and electronic responses back.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. citizen</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service</li> <li>Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Work Schedule: Fulltime</li> <li>Overtime: Occasionally</li> <li>Tour of Duty: Flexible</li> <li>Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized</li> <li>Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>Financial Disclosure: Not Required</li> <li>Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible</li> <li>PCS: Not Authorized</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance</li> <li>Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random testing thereafter</li> <li>Overtime/compensatory time may be needed to accommodate operational needs of the organization</li> <li>Completion of Defense Information School Public Affairs Qualification course is desired</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:<br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: <ul> <li>Develops and writes visual and print information materials designed to reach national audiences through the news media and social media channels via wire services, radio, television, newspaper, and social media technologies etc.</li> <li>Provides advice to DTRA PA leadership on social media strategies to more effectively communicate DTRA programs and goals. Evaluates new social media technologies and provides advice on usability, function and adoption. Responds to information requests, comments and feedback from social media channels; researches and coordinates responses internally and responds with approved messaging using tact and diplomacy.</li> <li>Responds to media and public inquiries on matters related to DTRA programs, researching and coordinating responses within the Agency through subject matter experts, other PA specialists and leadership and provides written, oral and electronic responses back.</li> </ul> <br /> 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). 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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.<br /><br />All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): </strong>To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities</strong>: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:<br /> Persons with Disabilities – Schedule A <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Veterans <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses <br /> Other Special Appointment Authorities <br /> <strong>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx </strong><br /><br /><strong>The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.<br /> NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.<br /><br />Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http: www.sss.gov for more information.<br /><br />For more information, please visit http: www.dla.mil/Careers/SearchApply/Downloads.aspx .<br /><br />Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:<br /> http: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf <br /><br />Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).</strong> <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, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br />Competencies:<br /> <ul><li>Communications</li><li>Media Relations</li><li>Visual Information/Social Media</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Military Spouse Preference: </strong>If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. <strong>If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.<br /><br />The following documents are REQUIRED</strong><br /> <b><strong>1. Your resume:</strong></b> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. <strong> Veteran's Documents</strong></strong> <br /> <ul> <li>If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:</li> <li>DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.</li> </ul> <strong>PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: </strong> https: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 <br /><br /><strong>If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference,</strong> you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. <strong>Documentation required:</strong> Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). <strong>Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: </strong>SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)<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.


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