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Job Title:Public Affairs Specialist

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Job Announcement Number:NE1-1035-11-JB579007-DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,758.00 to $81,583.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 to Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1035-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Newport, RI United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Discover a civilian career with the U.S. Department of the Navy that is filled with possibilities and be a part of something that makes a difference for you, the country, and the world.

The position is located in the Public Affairs Office (PAO), Office of the President, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI.  The PAO reports directly to the President Naval War College (U.S. Navy Rear Admiral) and advises the faculty and staff of the College on planning, coordinating, and executing an effective public affairs programs in the areas of internal/command information, public information which includes media relations, community outreach/relations, and visual information programs for NWC.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • If claiming Veterans Preference you must attach the supporting documents
  • PCS/Relocation expenses are NOT not be authorized
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Secret Clearance

DUTIES:

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At the full performance level, the selectee will serve as Web Communications Manager for the college’s public internet and social media sites:

 

·         Serves as a Web Communication Manager with broad knowledge of public affairs tactics, techniques and procedures.

·          Implements a comprehensive functional web strategy for NWC, including web guidelines, procedures, functionality, graphic design elements, and other usability issues, in compliance with operation standards.

·          Identifies and pursues new and innovative ways and strategies to use the web as a communication tool to provide important NWC information to the public and select audiences.

·          Advises NWC staff on strategic and public communications matters related to NWC’s external websites.

·          Management of the NWC Internet website includes analyzing, planning, developing, writing text, and creating web pages as well as ensuring that the college’s external website provides an up-to-date and comprehensive body of information to support policy, programs, events, and other information.

·          Provides content development, content architecture, image selection, and production, all with a focus on strategy, usability, web standards, and best practices.

·          Coordinates across the college community, working closely with departments, subject matter experts and content providers for the Internet.

·          Reviews, approves, and monitors Internet material for accuracy, force protection issues, privacy, operational security, and compliance on policy issues and conformity to existing laws and regulations.

·          Manages NWC’s “social media” program and efforts.

·          Advises the Command on potential web-based public reaction to proposed programs and activities of NWC.

·          Prepares analytics, progress reports, and recommendations for web-based communications initiatives.

·          Manages NWC’s local site within the U.S. Navy website.

·          Assists with execution of other functions of the Public Affairs Office operations, such as media, community relations, and other aspects of public information, as needed.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (GS-09): Applicants must have one or more years of progressively related experience. Examples of this experience include:

·          Knowledge of public affairs principles and practices.

·          Utilize computer programs for the development of print layouts and online web designs.

·          Provided assistance in the use of electronic media tools  (e.g. news releases, feature articles) to disseminate written materials.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (GS-11): Applicants must have one or more years of progressively related experience. Examples of this experience include:

·          Principles, methods, and practices for visual communications techniques of mass communications and public affairs functions.

·          Utilize web publishing tools, content management systems, media search engines for the development of print layouts and online

web designs.

·          Develop written and multimedia materials (e.g. news release, feature articles, web media features) for organizations programs and activities.

 

NOTE:  In order to credit your experience, pls. document the month/year of your employment date(s).


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (GS-09) : Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.  NOTE: 

A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT/ITEMIZED LIST OF COURSE WORK IS REQUIRED.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (GS-11) : Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.  NOTE:  A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT/ITEMIZED LIST OF COURSE WORK IS REQUIRED.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Pls. ensure that all of the submitted documents are "READABLE".

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. 

 

NOTE:  IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ADDRESS THE BELOW COMPETENCY'S TO SUPPORT YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE ANSWERS!

 

Public Affairs Planning

 

Web Management

 

Communications and Media

 

CATEGORY RATING:  Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures.  This means the candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application responses to the occupational questionnaire.   Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.

Category Rating: You will be rated based on the following categories:  Best Qualified - Highly Qualified  - Qualified    


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401 K-type retirement plan

For more info: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/Pages/CivilianEmploymentBenefitsAndRewards.aspx



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit program.

 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from selective service (see http://www.sss.gov/)

 

The selection of a federal annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  If you are the spouse of an active duty military member, then you may be eligible for MSP.   To be eligible you: (1) must have been married to your military sponsor prior to reporting to the new duty assignment; and, (2) must have accompanied your military sponsor on a Permanent Change in Station (PCS) move; and, (3) the position for which you are applying must be within the commuting area of your military sponsor's new permanent duty station.  MSP applies if you are ranked among the "best qualified" for this vacancy, and the list established from this announcement is used to fill the vacancy. To be rated "best qualified", MSP applicants must attain an eligibility rating on this examination of 80 or higher, not including points for veteran's preference. MSP does not apply, however, when preference would violate statutes or regulations on veteran's preference or nepotism.

 

You must request MSP by submitting a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced employee of a non-Department of Defense Federal agency, you may be eligible for special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well qualified for this position, you must meet at least Best Qualified category rating under the How You Will Be Evaluated section.  Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must, upon request, submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency separation notice, a copy of their most recent performance rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your ICTAP eligibility clearly on your application.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Documents, as applicable (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 579007.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire  http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.  and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

QUESTIONNAIRE: 

View Occupational Questionnaire



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    • Occupational Questionnaire
    • Resume
    • Transcript (if qualifying all or in part based on your education) A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT (University Name, major; graduating year, type of degree and semester/quarter hours). Education must be from an educational institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • VETERAN'S PREFERENCE  

      http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

  • If you are claiming a 5-point preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service, which includes service dates, nature of separation and character of service. You can access to your DD-214 here.

    If you are claiming a 10-point preference  you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, your Disability Letter indicating the percentage of your disability and the SF-15 )Application for 10-point preference), which can be obtained here. NOTE: You will not receive veterans preference for this announcement if you fail to provide any of the documents mentioned above. 

    • Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number   579007

    Missing application information will not be requested.
    Statements concerning qualifications are subject to verification. Exaggeration or misstatement may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from your position. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRSCNE NAVY
Phone: (215)697-0533
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: USASTAFFPOC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Northeast
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19111 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive notifications through e-mail and Application Manager as the recruitment process progresses.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

NE1-1035-11-JB579007-DE

Control Number:

305568600