Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist Job in Charleston, South Carolina – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist in Charleston, South Carolina Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist – Charleston, South Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 328131
Start Date: 09/18/2020
End Date: 09/28/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/28/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: The ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with professional, administrative, and technical personnel at all levels in the Department of Veterans Affairs and in the private sector. Advanced knowledge of graphic design, photography, videography, advertising, and budgeting and procurement for communication products. Comprehensive knowledge of VA policies and procedures governing public affairs, congressional and medical media activities. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Supervised, assigned and reallocated work for assigned personnel, conducted studies to gather information, analyze facts and develop recommendations to improve the management, administration and supervision procedures; created public and community relations programs, provided informative and timely external and internal communications mediums to facility leadership; responded to congressional inquiries and veteran service organizations; and interacted with community partners at the local, state, and federal level. This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
AccountabilityAdministration and ManagementAdministrative LawCommunicationCommunications and MediaConflict ManagementCustomer Service 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work is generally sedentary with walking, standing and bending required during presentations, visits and tours of the Medical Center. Flexibility is required to accommodate events and activities occurring during other than normal business hours. Mobility is required in terms of staging and assisting staff with equipment and other materials. Work Environment: Generally, the work environment involves normal everyday risks discomforts of an office setting. The work area is lighted, temperature controlled and ventilated. Coordination and participation in meetings, and other community relation’s activities requires presence in a variety of in-house and off-station areas and facilities. The incumbent has access to fax, copier and computer equipment. The incumbent works in a level 1A health care system and will on occasion enter hospital wards where Veterans with infectious diseases or severe mental health issues are being treated. In those cases, standard precautions will be exercised in accordance with prevailing policies and/or practices. Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office. Occasional travel, including travel across the geographic area covered, may be required. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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