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Public Affairs Specialist

Company: US Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Omaha
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates 11/28/2018 to 12/07/2018 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 5 - 7 Salary $33,394 to $53,773 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Omaha, NE Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy Duties Summary About the Position: Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years). Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Perform duties and functions in support of the public information, office administration, audio-visual, and visitor support activities of the Public Affairs Office. Write and edit printed media such as news releases and articles for newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Assist with preparation/coordination of special public events, ceremonies, and dedications. Interview and confer with program and subject matter experts to obtain information for publications, briefings, and articles. Assist with public information campaigns through updating web and social media sites. Compile photos, videos, and other materials to communicate Omaha District?s programs. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 15% for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Incumbent must sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement. Incumbent may occasionally have to work an alternate work schedule that would include night, weekend, or holiday hours. Qualifications Who May Apply: Positions are open to: Recent graduates who have completed within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study; OR Current students who will graduate no later than May 2019; OR Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion Applicants can be selected at either the GS-05 or GS-07 grade level. The target grade of this position is GS-11. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years). To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must: Be a U.S. Citizen Successfully complete all the requirements of the Recent Graduate Program as defined in the Agency Participant Agreement. Demonstrate successful job performance. Meet the Office of Personnel Management qualification standard including any applicable positive education requirements and/or selection placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the position to which being converted. To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates. In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience;if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-05 Level: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal Service. General experience is defined as progressively responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to: 1) Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; 2) Plan and organize work; and 3) Communicate effectively orally and in writing. (Experience of a general clerical nature such as typing, filing, routine procedural; processing, maintaining records, or other non-specified tasks is not creditable.); OR Successful completion of a four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree; OR A combination of general experience and education may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%.GS-07 Level: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service which prepared you to do the work in this job.Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Assist in the creation of news releases for print and electronic use; OR 2) Assist in outreach planning and coordination of communication campaigns; OR 3) Assist in planning and executing community relations events; OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate level education in a field that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position, such as Public Affairs, Communications, or Marketing; OR Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating 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; or (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ('B' or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ('B+' or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (*************************** OR A combination of general experience and education may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Educational Experience (ACWA) Mathematical Skills (ACWA) Rating (ACWA) Social Organizations (ACWA) Work Experience (ACWA) Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: ******************************************************************************************** Additional information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 22 position. Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. You may claim military spouse preference. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11 level. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Further certification may be made within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. Personnel Security Investigation may be required. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Ideal Candidate, Strong Candidate and Eligible Candidate. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Ideal: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position. Strong: This category will be used for those candidates who meet many of the criteria described above for the ideal candidate. Eligible: This category will be used for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position. Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Drug test required No

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