Public Affairs Specialist


Vacancy ID: 788432   Announcement Number: NCBF12198172788432D   USAJOBS Control Number: 331370100

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 788432


1. Title of Job

Public Affairs Specialist


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

How did you find out about this position?  Your response will help us to focus future recruitment efforts to areas which work well to reach talented applicants. 
802 Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com)
803 USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov)
804 Social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook (please identify social media source in the box below)
805 Another internet source (please identify internet source in the box below)
806 Job supervisor
807 An Army employee, not the position supervisor
808 Job Fair (please identify job fair location in the box below)
809 School Placement/Career Office
810 Employment Office
811 Advertisement (please identify advertisement source in the box below)

Please use the box below to provide any additional information, or to identify where or from whom you first heard about the vacancy if your source is not listed above. 
12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select the occupational specialty code. The specialty code for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question. 

 

Code is defined below:

 

 


001 Public Affairs Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


240575003 Fort Meade, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


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 Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-09, position with Department of the Army. We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position.  Your responses are subject to verification.  Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Public Affairs Specialist at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service which includes preparing newspapers and newsletters; writing news releases and feature articles for external publications; utilizing personal computers to provide desktop publishing; organizing promotional programs and events.
B. I have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as L.L.B. or J.D.) NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.
C. I have the specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than the required education in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.
D. I have the experience as described in A AND the education described in B. NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.
E. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment, and conditions for continued employment.  Your answers to the question in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, this requirement and condition.   Please respond yes or no to the following question.

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

2. This position requires a personnel security clearance prior to appointment.  Are you willing to undergo a personnel security investigation prior to your appointment to determine your suitability for federal employment?

3. Travel throughout the battalion area will be required in order for you to perform your assigned duties.  Are you willing to travel throughout the battalion area to perform public affairs duties?

4. Occasional temporary duty travel or business travel estimated at 10 percent of your duty time will be required.  Are you willing to travel for business for about 10 percent of your duty time?

5. You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state drivers’ license.  Are you able to obtain and willing to maintain a valid state drivers’ license in order to travel throughout the battalion area?

6. Some minor physical activity will be expected while assisting with recruitment fairs, conventions, or similar events.  Are you able

to perform minor physical activity to assist with recruitment fairs, conventions, and similar events?

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Respond to News Media queries for Active Army and U.S. Army Reserve recruiting.

8. Gather market and media data to provide information to recruiting companies.

9. Schedule Army displays, exhibits, and other promotional activities for events.

10. Apply knowledge of major Army commands and U.S. Army Reserve units to procure man-day space and funding information.

11. Manage public affairs programs for the organization such as General Officer Sponsor Program and the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Program.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

 For each of the following items, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience.

12. Organize a variety of promotional programs and events such as tours of Army installations by media representatives and centers of influence.

13. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with media vendors, news media representatives, and various public officials

14. Participate in recruitment fairs, conventions, or similar events.

15. Plan/coordinate quarterly ad marketing councils and training conferences

16. Schedule Recruiting Support Command (RSC) assets such as bands, and ceremonial units.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each of the following items, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education/and or experience.

17. Apply communication techniques to develop/disseminate information relative to Army recruiting activities.

18. Prepare newspaper and newsletters for publication for such publications as the Recruiter Journal, Army Times, Soldiers Magazine, and other professional publications

19. Write news releases, speeches, and briefings for the Battalion and Company Commanders.

20. Encourage enlistments for Army recruiting programs.

21. Prepare after action reports to assess the success of promotional programs.

22. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaires, along with your resume and all supporting documentation, are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy.  Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.  Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from future consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.