Public Affairs Specialist, GS 1035 GS 11/12 Office of Public Aff with Security Clearance
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation, HQ
715 Gallatin St NW
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Who May Apply Open to ALL U.S. Citizens Opening Date: March 13, 2019 Closing Date: March 26, 2019 11:59 pm (EST) Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Rita Smith at (202) ###-#### or Job Summary Position: Public Affairs Specialist, GS 11/12 Division: Office of Public Affairs Unit: National Press Office Location: Washington, DC Working Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Salary: GS - 11 $68,036.00 - $88,450.00 GS - 12 $81,548.00 - $106,012.00 Full Performance level: GS - 13 Number of Positions Available: 1 Duration: Full Time/Permanent Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Key Requirements * Must be a U.S. citizen * Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Unit Description The National Press Office (NPO) manages daily media relations with the national and international press corps, while serving as the FBI external public communication center during a national crisis, managing dissemination of FBI public information. The NPO recommends media strategies to the Assistant Director, assists operational divisions with the development of proactive news stories and ensures timely response to all media requests. In addition, the NPO coordinates advanced media relations training for Special Agents in Charge and their Public Affairs Officers. In addition, the NPO coordinates advanced media relations training for Special Agents in Charge and their Public Affairs Officers and serves as the point of contact for the support and coordination of issues pertaining to the media. The NPO maintains significant liaison contacts FBIHQ executives, the Public Affairs Office of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the White House, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of the Director Of National Intelligence (ODNI). Mission Statement: The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Major Duties at the GS - 11: * Communicates effectively on routine, complex or sensitive topics. * Reviews the requests for information, interviews, or access from media, entertainment industry, general public, and/or employees. Major Duties at the GS - 12: In addition to the duties above: * Provides suggestions and advice to executives at the FBI on methods to resolve issues and enable better communication. * Monitors the progress and evaluates the impact and effectiveness of communication strategies. Qualifications and Evaluations Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI-s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans- preference will be applied. All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies * Communication * Communication and Media * Information Management * Initiative * Organizing and Planning * Problem Solving/Judgment * Strategic Thinking Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Specialized Experience (SE): GS - 11: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS - 9 grade level. SE is defined as follows: * Evaluating, planning, and facilitating the dissemination of information relating to programs, priorities, statistics, and mission. * Establishing and maintaining effective relationship with the national media and special interest groups. * Assisting with the development and implement of communication strategies. GS - 12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS - 11 grade level. SE is defined as follows: * Making recommendations for communication strategies. * Identifying the audiences and determine the most effective media. * Handling direct daily contacts by news reporters, authors, directors, researchers, interest group and the general public. Education All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows: GS-11: Applicant must have a Ph.D. OR equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. How to Apply The following instructions outline our application process: Step 1: Click the -Start- button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don-t already have an account. Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application. Required Documents To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes: 1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates 2. A complete assessment questionnaire 3. Other supporting documents: * College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement * Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 * Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees * Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later How to Attach Documents To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below. Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step. Step 2: Click \\\"Add Attachment\\\". Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or \\\"Other\\\" if one is not available). Step 4: Populate the -Attachment Purpose- field. Click \\\"Continue\\\". Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located. Step 6: Upload the desired attachment. Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the \\\"+\\\" on the Attachments step. To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below: Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click \\\"My Submissions\\\". Step 2: Click the \\\"Add Attachment\\\" located under the \\\"Cover Letters and Attachments\\\" section. Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance. What to Expect Next Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process. Additional Information * The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service. * Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. * Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted. * Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced. * Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties. * If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI. * Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding): a. Pe Top Secret Associated topics: emergency management, government affairs, media, public, public affairs, public records, public works, regulatory affairs, social media Associated topics: emergency management, government affairs, media, public, public affairs, public records, public works, regulatory affairs, social media
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