PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS)


Vacancy ID: 2027593   Announcement Number: DODEA-HQ-18-2027593-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 487842100

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Vacancy Identification Number

2027593
1. Title of Job

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS)
2. Biographic Data


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


12

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

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

This information is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.  Your voluntary responses are treated in a highly confidential manner.  Your responses are not released to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting official, to anyone else who can affect your application, or to the public.  This is vital information not available from any other source.  We can only get it directly from you.  Thank you for helping us to provide better service.
1 Collelge Career Fair
2 Veteran's Event or Fair
3 State or Federal Employment Office
4 USAJOBS Website
5 Friend or Relative working for DoD
6 Word of Mouth
7 Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
8 Newspaper
9 Other

20. Occupational Specialties


001 DEU (All U.S. Citizens)

21. Geographic Availability


510040510 Alexandria, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your level of specialized experience.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) which has given me 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 (as described in the Qualification Requirements section). To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as: Develop written communications materials supporting a variety of print, video and web-based communications techniques; Write and develop internal information programs, communications plans, brochures, pamphlets, web copy, and/or other print, video, and web-based products to increase awareness and understanding of programs and policies; Modify standard methods and adapt approaches to develop new information materials aimed at enhancing the understanding of a variety of internal target audiences; Provide analysis of diverse and complex information to develop information programs and print and web-based products that increase awareness and understanding of internal communications matters; Analyze a variety of demographic data and communication in developing information products and tools to deliver information products.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statements listed above.

In this part you will respond to questions about your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying. Carefully review the level descriptions (A to E) listed below. For each task question, choose the level description that best describes your experience and/or training. Your responses must be fully supported within the text of your resume. Failure to properly identify your experience may result in the lowering of your overall score and/or your disqualification for this position.

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.

2. Develop informational materials, products and strategies to inform employees about programs, staff achievements, awards, and news of personal benefit to employees.

3. Plan and conduct attitude and opinion surveys to develop recommendations to improve communication.

4. Develop internal information strategies and tactics and analyzes types of information of potential interest to internal audiences.

5. Define the scope and parameters of initiatives and programs, providing suggested activities, materials to be used, and deadlines.

6. Devise approaches to obtain awareness, understanding and support of programs and initiatives.

7. Develop content, messages, and themes for new and redesigned internal information products, websites, web campaigns and other communications products.

8. Develop written communication material supporting a variety of print, video and web-based communications techniques.

9. Prepare newsletters or other communications for distribution to field offices regarding with programs at the agency.

10. Interpret the intent and analyze topics and issues for audience application.

11. Skill in analyzing communications/public affairs efforts and developing recommendations to improve the program.

12. Analyze a variety of demographic data and communication in developing information products and tools to deliver information products.

13. Collaborate and coordinate contact with various leaders, branch chiefs, field public affairs specialists, and other agency representatives regarding assigned information programs.

14. Maintain liaison with public affairs personnel to produce ideas or communication materials.

15. Use tact and sound judgment in reaching a consensus on controversial or sensitive issues which may be in conflict.