Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist

Department of Defense Saint Louis, MO
* Duties

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About the Position:

The Office is located downtown within walking distance of Busch Stadium, home of the Cardinals baseball and Scottrade Center, home of the Blues Hockey team. Located in and around the downtown area are the Edward Jones Dome; the world famous Gateway Arch; St. Louis Zoo and many other attractions. Lambert International Airport has direct flights to most major cities. Train travel is offered by Amtrak. Our employees live in various locations in Missouri and Illinois. Commuting times vary from a few minutes to generally no more than 45 minutes one way. Local transportation is provided by bus and light rail with transportation subsidies available for mass transit users. Parking fees range from $2-$6 per day. There is a 1% city earnings tax charged to all who live or work in the St. Louis City limits. We offer a family friendly work environment with on-site daycare, state of the art fitness center, banking, and dining facilities.

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* Responsible for managing news media requests, researching queries, preparing subject matter experts, and overseeing social media and web presence.

* Gives advice, counsel, and instructions to individual employees on both work and administrative matters.

* Continually reviews and analyzes programs and policies and observes public reactions.

* Develops, in coordination with other operating elements, public participation programs for surveys, environmental impact statements, and comprehensive studies in which formalized public participation is desired.

* Responsible for management of the dissemination of general and technical information through the district to the general public regarding the activities and achievements of the District and all levels of the Corps of Engineers.

* Oversees the development and maintenance of the District?s Strategic Engagement plan that provides guidance and direction for short and long range engagement planning.

* Supervises and provides leadership to subordinates involved in carrying out the functions of the Public Affairs office.

* Evaluates the relative effectiveness of the public affairs program and advises the Commander and staff members of areas of misunderstanding or opposition and the need for further coverage of specific topics.

Travel Required

25% or less - This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 25% of the time.

Supervisory status


* Job family (Series)

1035 Public Affairs

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.


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.

* 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

* People with Disabilities, Schedule A

* Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* 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.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes developing and/or evaluating communication strategies to determine best methods to secure public acceptance of organizational projects or programs; planning and preparing internal personnel for communication or media interaction at various levels; preparing or overseeing release of information, such as news releases, features stories, speeches, written materials, and web communication related to current events and organizational missions; and supervision, leadership or experience directing teams. 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

* External Awareness

* Leadership

* Organizational Awareness

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-13: 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).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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