Public Affairs Specialist


Vacancy ID: 709948   Announcement Number: 12-GAN-709948-MS   USAJOBS Control Number: 322084900

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 709948


1. Title of Job

Public Affairs Specialist


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

Please indicate how you wish to be considered under Merit Staffing.  You may select more than one option.  If you wish to be considered under a non-competitive appointment or a special hiring authority, you must indicate the specific hiring authority in your application package and submit all supporting documentation to show your eligibility.  For details see http://www.opm.gov/Strategic_Management_of_Human_Capital/fhfrc/default.asp.:
01 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service OR I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility to the competitive service.
02 I am a preference eligible or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
03 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA).
04 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
05 I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment, e.g., Former Peace Corps Appointee or Military Spouse.
06 I do not meet any of the above. NOTE: If you check this box, you will receive no further consideration.

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Public Affairs Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


130280089 Atlanta, GA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

This is a DOJ job application system. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may select only one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating.

1. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS12 Public Affairs Specialist.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS11 level in Federal service. My qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties: providing representatives of print and broadcast media, professional associations, and other organizations with timely and accurate explanations of an organization's programs, policies, and objectives; managing the public affairs of a highly visible organization; working in the broadcast or print media market.

B. I do not have the education or experience as described above

2. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-13 Public Affairs Specialist.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS12 level in Federal service. My qualifying experience includes performing the following types of duties: developing communication plans to educate the public about a highly visible organization's initiatives, programs, and operations; working in the broadcast or print media market; Planning publicity campaigns related to an organization's initiatives and priorities.

B. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Conveying complex information orally.

4. Providing concise oral explanations and descriptions of matters of interest to the public.

5. Conveying complex information in writing.

6. Preparing well-written (clear, concise, and free of grammatical error) informational material, or editing and rewriting materials written by others.

7. Managing numerous simultaneous deadlines for completing tasks.

8. Arranging or coordinating public appearances, speaking events, or press conferences.

9. Participating in press conferences as a member of the media, public information officer, or an equivalent position.

10. Conveying complex information to the media or the public either orally or in writing.

11. Identifying issues of stories that will be of interest to the public.

12. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the news media.

13. Maintaining open lines of communication with management to keep abreast of current events and potential news items.

14. Handling sensitive matters with tact and discretion.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

15. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this program.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history and a pre-employment drug screening, is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

You have submitted your answers for the Assessment Questionnaire. If you provided an email address, you will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of the Assessment Questionnaire. Please review the Vacancy Announcement to assure that you have submitted all necessary supporting documents. Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice.