GS-11: To be eligible at the GS-11 level, you must meet one full year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level.
Specialized Experience is defined as performing the following types of duties: having direct experience in media relations or news reporting; gathering facts and drafting press releases or news stories for publication; editing written press releases, news stories or reports; executing statewide or regional efforts to convey complex information concerning an organizations initiatives, programs, and operations; arranging special events, workshops, seminars, community outreach events and other meeting with various organizations.
Education: One of the following types of education in a related field: PhD or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of 2 full years.
GS-12: To be eligible at the GS-12 level, you must meet one full year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level.
Specialized Experience is defined as performing the following types of duties: developing news releases, fact sheets, talking points, and related materials for publication in printed media; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with print and broadcast media; and conducting workshops, seminars, and other meetings with various audiences.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJs Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
You will be rated on the following Competencies:
Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and
conscientious about attending to detail.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example,
ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the
audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive,
controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to
others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Communications and Media: Knowledge of the production, communication and dissemination of
information and ideas to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual
Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and
spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in
a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may
include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions