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9/14/2019
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Communications Specialist
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Department of the Interior | Albuquerque, NM
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Summary

This position is part of the Director, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Communications Specialist you will be responsible for responsible for creating and maintaining a positive public image for BIE, maintaining liaisons with the Indian Affairs Public Affairs Office, media, the public, and other Federal and state agencies to provide information on BIE's programs and activities.

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Responsibilities

As a Communications Specialist GS-1001-14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

* Responsible for creating and maintaining a positive public image for BIE.
* Maintaining liaisons with the Indian Affairs Public Affairs Office, media, the public, and other Federal and state agencies to provide information on BIE's programs and activities.
* Participates in actively with the executive managers and staff of the BIE to prepare or assist on speeches and articles for key officials in the Bureau.
* Develops and implements internal and external communications plans, news releases on major developments, general publications and audio-visual materials.
* Coordinates the development of briefs and work plans, the release of newsworthy information, press releases, and updates to the website and social media platforms, and newsletters and coordinates media events with the public.
* Evaluates and refines the effectiveness of short and long range communication goals.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None


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1001 General Arts And Information


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Conditions of Employment

* US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
* BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES
* APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 2 YR TRIAL OR 1 YR PROBATIONARY PERIOD
* APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE
* VALID STATE-ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED
* TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID
* INCUMBENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN OGE FORM 450
* A STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED
* RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE MAY BE PAID WITH A SIGNED AGREEMENT
* RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE PAID WITH A SIGNED AGREEMENT

Qualifications

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Communications Specialist, GS-1001-14

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

GS-14: One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service that includes planning, developing, executing, and administering and coordinating an integrated strategic communications plan; creating and maintaining a positive public image for an organization, maintaining liaisons with public affairs offices, media, the public, and other Federal and state agencies to provide information on organizational programs and activities; preparing or assisting on speeches and articles for key officials, news releases on major developments, general publications and audio-visual materials; making determinations on what information is suitable for release and dissemination; develop and implement new, sound solutions to difficult and complex public affairs concerns.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: In addition to the specialized experience applicant must possess the additional knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements.

Must possess one year experience in the Federal service or its equivalent that includes recent operational (hands on) experience as a senior communications leader in a national organization engaging stakeholders at the local, state, federal and tribal levels; awareness and adaptability managing dynamic and multi-faceted media inquiries and public relations work; experience resolving public opinion issues while creating or directing process improvement functions, including near and long term communications planning. (Make sure your resume supports your responses)

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Must possess at a Journeyman level knowledge (at the GS-13 in the Federal Civilian Service or its equivalent) of at least four of the following communication functional areas: proactive communications planning, developing newsletters and articles, internal and external communications best practices implementation, website development and enhancement, public speaking, development of opinion editorials, speech, script and testimony development, developing communications protocols and policies; with documented training and/or demonstrated experience in these functional areas showing you can perform the functions. (Make sure your resume supports your responses)

AND

Documented training and/or experience that shows the ability to provide expert advice in at least four of the following Federal program areas: public interface, proactive communications planning, developing newsletters and articles, internal and external communications best practices implementation, website development and enhancement, public speaking, development of opinion editorials, speech, script and testimony development, developing communications protocols and polices; serving as a communications advisor to the executive management team. (Make sure your resume supports your responses)

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year (52 weeks) of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service.

Education

EDUCATION: There is no education requirement for this position.

About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.