Public Affairs Specialist

Department of Defense Walla Walla, WA
* Duties

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About the Position:

Employees occupying these positions will provide emergency support to disaster stricken areas throughout the US Employee must pass a stringent medical screening and be prepared to live and work in extremely austere conditions. Work schedule will initially be arduous, with much overtime. Sleeping arrangements may be limited to using a sleeping bag or in the vehicle used to move from location to location. The duty station for pay purposes for these positions is Kennewick, WA.

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* Collect, assemble, prepare, and disseminate information concerning the various programs of the organization.

* Assist in the development and coordination of the public information program within the guidelines.

* Plan and coordinate special events, activities, programs, and projects.

* Disseminate general and technical information to the public media, congressional, special interest groups, and internal audiences in suppport of the natural disaster and emergency situations.

* Utilize various communication media such as newspapers/newsletters, periodicals, radio and television, speeches, and videos.

Travel Required

75% or less - Business Travel up to 75% of the time is required for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* 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.

* This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a medical examination.

* This position requires 75% or greater business travel in various locations throughout the United States.

* This position is a Temporary Position; that may be extended up to a maximum of four years TERM Position.


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.

* Eligibility due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) within the commuting area of Kennewick, WA.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience Developing and coordinating public information program within the guidelines; and planning and coordinating special events, activities, programs and projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-9).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Public Affairs Specialist

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-9).