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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is part of the Defense Media Activity, Defense Media Activity. The incumbent serves as the Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist (Chief Pentagon Liaison) of the DMA Pentagon Regional Support Center representing the Director, DMA at senior meetings, Secretary of Defense briefings, and other senior level events.

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    Responsibilities

    As a SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST at the GS-1035-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Provide daily coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) level staff to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, integrate, and evaluate DoD-wide internal media campaigns and products that directly communicate and support the policies, programs, and activities of the OSD and DoD Internal Information program.
    • Supervise the development of DoD level information strategies to communicate policies and programs.
    • Identify DoD news and information sources and coordinate the sharing of information and information resources.
    • Provide comprehensive assessments of DMA news and internal information products and materials in terms of their effectiveness in meeting objectives.
    • Analyze, advise, brief, and defend recommendations to senior DoD leadership on matters pertaining to internal communications.
    • Formulate DMA-wide policy and procedures governing the planning and implementation of news and informational services to communicate DoD policies, programs, standards, and values to U.S. military personnel, their families, and DoD civilians.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for or exempt from Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
    • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation. Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Non-Critical Sensitive (Secret) security clearance.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Work Schedule: Fulltime
    • Overtime: Occasionally
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible
    • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    • Telework Eligibility: This position is NOT telework eligible
    • Drug Testing: Yes
    • This position is Emergency Essential.

    Qualifications

    You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Plan, develop, coordinate, integrate, and evaluate media campaigns and products that communicate and support policies, programs, and activities of an agency or department
    • Oversee the day-to-day production delivery, and flow of electronic, broadcast, photographic, social media, and print/web communications to support an agency or department
    • Represent an agency or department in high level meetings to recommend or defend policies and procedures that enhance a public affairs program
    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.


    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.


    Additional information

    -This is an Emergency Essential position.

    For more information, please visit Required Supporting Documentation: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs:
    This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

    Competencies:

    • Communications and Media
    • Decision Making
    • Problem Solving
    • Supervisory and Managerial Authority Excerised


    Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best Qualified:
    This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
    Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating

    Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    Veterans Preference:
    If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
    For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED:
    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted on any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., "HRS per week and month/year to month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
    2. Veteran's Documents:

    If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents
    • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty, showing predicted character of service
    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK OR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10444695.

    Agency contact information

    DE Applicant Inquires

    Address

    Defense Media Activity
    6700 Taylor Ave
    Ft. Meade, MD 20755
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    This position is located in the Defense Media Activity (DMA), which is a Department of Defense (DoD) field activity reporting to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). The DMA is a worldwide media organization employing state-of-the-art and emerging multi-media production and distribution technologies and operates from multiple locations in the United States, overseas, and with deployed combat and contingency forces throughout the world.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Media Activity, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.dma.mil/

    Next steps

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527466800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.