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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/23/2019
Job Category:
Administration
Public Affairs Specialist
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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

As the Public Affairs Specialist, you will perform work to develop and maintain internal and external websites and digital media platforms, as well as develop content for multiple units as a zoned webmaster.

One or more positions may be filled. These Forest Service positions are in the Southwest Region, Regional Office, Office of Public & Legislative Affairs.

For additional information regarding these positions, please contact Linda Harms at 505-842-3296 / ldharms@fs.fed.us.

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Responsibilities

* Duties listed are at the full performance level (GS-11).
* Provides support for public outreach through planning and distributing information to the public using digital media such as website (internal and external), applications, and social media.
* Functions as a unit webmaster, developing and maintaining internal and external websites for one or more units.
* Develops design for internet content and optimizes content use to increase visibility of traditional and social media content.
* Leads all or parts of special, complex projects, including upgrades or changes to web platforms. Implements design or platform changes that are broad and complex. Serves with or leads teams to accomplish projects and unit goals.
* Monitors web usage and updates web and social media content. Generates, edits, publishes and shares daily content, including original text, images, or video. Monitors social media channels for use and networking metrics.
* Tracks analytics to aid and inform content, design development, and decision-making.
* Maintains awareness of on-going Regional policy and management initiatives, and identifies opportunities to use the Internet to facilitate these initiatives.
* Updates web and social media during times of emergency, sometimes working non-standard hours in response to a public safety need.
* Evaluates and investigates potentially useful web technologies and trends as they apply to the federal sector and to the Agency, and creates presentations, reports or tutorials on special interest web technologies.
* Designs and develops dynamic interfaces using available technology such as HTML, XHTML, Java, PHP, Perl, etc. Ensures consideration of relevant security, accessibility and authentication issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11


* Job family (Series)

1035 Public Affairs


* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation.
* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
* Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.
* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Qualifications

You must possess the qualifications requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1000/public-affairs-series-1035/

GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; one full year of graduate level education; an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; or Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Participates in planning, organizing, and executing information, external relations, public involvement, and environmental education activities on the unit, to develop experience in various phases of public affairs; Prepares information releases and programs for the press, radio, schools, and television to disseminate information about the mission, programs, and activities; Prepares audio-visual programs, according to instructions, for both specific presentations and for broad repeated use.

GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Works with public affairs specialists and others to coordinate, manage and generate content for digital publication; Designs and develops multimedia-based information such as web graphics and content for internal and external websites; Monitors and ensures the operability of local internet and intranet services that provide customers with access to applications and data; Assists in management of social media accounts and other authorized accounts; Stays current with and assists others to apply Federal, Departmental, Agency, and Regional regulations concerning web and social media use.

GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; 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; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Assists in developing, coordinating, and managing content for digital publication, determining the appropriateness of elements of an internal information program recommended by higher headquarters; Leads all or parts of special, complex projects, including upgrades or changes to web platforms; Serves with or leads teams to accomplish projects and unit goals; Monitors web usage and updates web and social media content; Generates, edits, publishes and shares daily content, including original text, images, or video; Monitors social media channels for use and networking metrics; Works closely with public affairs specialists and those with computer system expertise to integrate communication needs with current and emerging technology; Designs and develops dynamic interfaces using available technology such as HTML, XHTML, Java, PHP, Perl, etc.

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). 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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be by the closing date of this announcement.

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