Public Affairs Specialist Job in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Department of Agriculture

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Public Affairs Specialist – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 352326
Start Date: 10/29/2020
End Date: 11/12/2020

Qualification Summary
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying. FOR THE GS-05 LEVEL: General Experience: Applicants must have at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4, that demonstrates the ability to: Analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; Planning and organizing work; and Communicating effectively orally and in writing. (Resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience) -OR- Education: Applicants must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree in any field of study. NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify. -OR- Combination: Applicants must have a combination of specialized experience and education, as described above. (To compute, first, determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of the education required. Then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100%). NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify. FOR THE GS-07 LEVEL: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties: Assisting with developing communication materials for a variety of media, such as, websites, newspapers and magazines, radio and television, exhibits, visual aids, newsletters and social media; Maintaining an inventory of information publications, centralized files, records, handbooks, and/or other reference materials and equipment for an organization; and Providing approved information for release to local groups, media representatives, and other organizations. (Resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience) -OR- Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): To qualify for SAA, applicants must have completed all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a field of study that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work, and meet ONE of the following: A grade point average of “B” (a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. A grade point average of “B+” (a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. *Grade point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Membership in a national scholastic honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. **If more than 10 percent of your courses were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honorary society.
NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify. -OR- Education: Applicants must have successfully completed 1 full academic year of progressively higher-level graduate education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify. -OR- Combination: Applicants must have a combination of specialized experience and education, as described above. (To compute, first, determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determine your graduate education as a percentage of the education required. Then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100%). NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify. FOR THE GS-09 LEVEL: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties: Developing communication materials for a variety of media, such as, websites, newspapers and magazines, radio and television, exhibits, visual aids, newsletters and social media; Assisting with designing strategies and procedures to obtain input and opinions from a variety of audiences used for policy decisions within an organization; and Maintaining professional relationships with local groups, media representatives and conservation organizations for coordinating activities, such as, print and broadcast media interviews, television and radio coverage, and media releases for an organization. (Resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience) -OR- Education: Applicants must have successfully completed 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters or equivalent graduate degree, that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify. -OR- Combination: Applicants must have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education, as described above. (To compute, first, determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determine your graduate education as a percentage of the education required. Then add the two percentages. Only graduate education in excess of one full year may be used in this calculation. The total percentage must equal at least 100%). NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify. Please be clear and specific in describing your experience. If your resume does not support your claim of qualifying experience, we will not allow credit for your response(s). for more information on the qualifications for this position, click HERE

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