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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST in Nashville, Tennessee

Summary About the Position: You will perform as a Pubic Affairs Specialist conducting the public affairs program with responsibility for planning and implementing public and internal information programs and community relations activities and analyzing the results. Responsibilities Render technical analysis, evaluation, and advice and serves as an expert on communications. Apply an expert knowledge of communications-related concepts, principles, methods, practices, and related regulations and standards. Monitor, analyze, review and report on effectiveness of messaging and social media campaigns. Provide public information on the Web and Social Media, ensuring that information is releasable within the guidelines of Department of Defense?s regulations and maintains operational security. Coordinate overall elements of social media posts, including graphics and videos, to ensure consistency of messaging and effectiveness of communications from a variety of sources. Establish performance objectives and conducts performance reviews of subordinates. Identify developmental and training needs of employees; provides and/or arrange for needed development and training. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities Current Civilian Employees of the Organization Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible Reinstatement Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, you must have: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes serving both internal and external communication needs for an organization producing effects-based themes and messages; acting as a liaison with print and broadcast media representatives, community leaders, and public interest organizations for a large organization; developing and writing a variety of news releases, talking points, comments, or statements that convey information and clarify agency policies to groups of interest; participating in public speaking engagements, meetings, public relations events, answering inquiries from the media and public, and disseminating information to various social media organizations/venues, etc; and operating in crisis situations and providing effective media response/engagement for an organization. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12) Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Communications and Media Multimedia Technologies Planning and Evaluating Public Affairs Policies and Procedures Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12). To be referred, applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the announcement. Education Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a(n) Career 22 Public Affairs & Communications Media Field (CF) position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Relocation/Recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate and an agency determination that payment is in the Government Interest. If incentives are authorized a service agreement is required.