Public Affairs Specialist


Vacancy ID: 1786165   Announcement Number: 16-OPA-1786165   USAJOBS Control Number: 448914100

Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 1786165.


1. Title of Job

Public Affairs Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Please enter the appropriate responses for E1 through E5.

E1.  Are you a current or former Federal employee?   All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) to verify current or former Federal employment status. 

A- Yes.
B- No.


E2.  Are you a current employee of the AO or the Federal Judiciary?

A- Yes.
B- No.


E3.  Are you a retiree receiving a Federal annuity, either military or civilian?  If you are an annuitant, your salary or annuity may be reduced upon employment.

A- Yes.
B- No.


E4.  Have you accepted a buyout from a Federal agency within the past 5 years?

A- Yes.
B- No.


E5.  Are you a veteran who was separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after completing an initial continuous tour of duty of 3 years (may have been released just short of 3 years)?

A- Yes.
B- No.


6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

1.  If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
2.  If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, AND you have NOT registered with the Selective Service System, do you have an approved exemption?  You will be asked to provide a copy of the exemption prior to interview and selection.
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


01 High School Diploma
02 High School Equivalent
03 One to two years post-High School
04 Associate Degree
05 Bachelor Degree
06 Masters Degree
07 J.D.
08 PhD
09 None of the above

13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date


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


001 Public Affairs Specialist

21. Geographic Availability


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.
WHEN MANDATORY NARRATIVE RESPONSES ARE REQUIRED, PLEASE DO NOT DUPLICATE INFORMATION YOU HAVE ALREADY PROVIDED IN YOUR RESUME AS A RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION. WE ARE SEEKING AN ELABORATION OF THOSE DUTIES AND SKILLS YOU HAVE MENTIONED WHICH ADDRESS THE QUESTION MORE FULLY. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION AS IT RELATES TO THE QUESTION. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING CONSIDERED AS INELIGIBLE.

1. From the descriptions listed below, select the letter that describes the education and/or experience that demonstrates your ability to perform entry level Public Affairs Specialist work. If your highest level of education is not described below, choose the description of experience or lower level education that you do have. Mark only one response.

A. Yes, I have one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position.
B. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement. I am using my education and superior academic achievement to qualify. (TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO REFLECT SEMESTER CREDITS, DEGREE TYPE, DEGREE CONFERRAL DATE AND OVERALL GPA OF 2.9)
C. I do not possess a degree or specialized experience described above.

If A is selected above, a narrative statement must be submitted individually in the space provided below addressing the two areas of the specialized experience. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT. Please limit each response to 2,000 characters or less.

For questions 2 through 5, choose the answer from the Level Description below that best describes your education, experience, or training in performing that task. Select only one letter for each task.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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.

2. Which level description best describes your experience planning and executing content for an organization's websites that include generating and writing news articles, shooting and editing photos, and planning and producing web videos?

Please submit a narrative statement in the space provided below addressing your experience planning and executing content for an organization's websites that include generating and writing news articles, shooting and editing photos, and planning and producing web videos. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT. Please limit your response to 2,000 characters or less.

3. Which level description best describes your experience as a photographer taking photos at events that are used for external and internal websites as well as educational/marketing materials?

4. Which level description best describes your experience maintaining social media accounts for an organization including duties such as tracking and monitoring social media content as it relates to the organization?

Please submit a narrative statement in the space provided below addressing your experience maintaining social media accounts for an organization including duties such as tracking and monitoring social media content as it relates to your organization. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT. Please limit your response to 2,000 characters or less. 

5. Which level description best describes your experience researching and compiling daily news and media analytics?

Please submit a narrative statement in the space provided below addressing your experience researching and compiling daily news and media analytics.THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT. Please limit your response to 2,000 characters or less.

6. I understand that failure to provide a written response ("See Resume" or other non-descriptive response is not sufficient) for each mandatory narrative statement could result in non-consideration for this position.

A. Yes
B. No