Public Affairs Specialist Job in Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia – Department of the Air Force



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Public Affairs Specialist – Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 193620
Start Date: 01/13/2020
End Date: 01/21/2020

Qualification Summary
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of oral, written and visual communication concepts, principles, policies, practices, methods and trends applicable to coordinating, guiding and evaluating broad public affairs and visual information programs; develop new approaches to extremely difficult issues and prioritizing requirements, strategies and assets to perform the mission. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of a full range of oral, written and visual communication concepts, principles, policies, practices,methods, applications, techniques, standards, and trends applicable to researching, planning, developing, coordinating, guiding, and evaluating broad public affairs and visual information programs; to develop new approaches to extremely difficult issues; and prioritizing requirements, strategies, and assets to perform the mission. 2. Knowledge of missions, roles, functions, organizational structures, relationships, and operational planning objectives of Agency and DoD organizations; as well as knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to evaluate public reaction to agency programs and policies. 3. Skill in gathering, evaluating, and interpreting conflicting data, considering various points of view, to arrive at valid conclusions and offer meaningful recommendations; skill in planning and independently managing short- and long-term projects and to cultivate and sustain positive working relationships to project completion. 4. Skill in communicating effectively with tact and diplomacy, orally and in writing, to advocate agency positions;to recommend response to criticism of the agency’s function or performance; to logically and effectively explain programs, functions, and activities and gain understanding of the organization’s efforts by concerned publics. 5. Ability to evaluate and assess program effectiveness and prepare reports on accomplishment of program objectives. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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