At the GS-11 Level: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (in course work which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job);
One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service. Experience must clearly demonstrates knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of oral and written communication principles, practices, techniques, methods and interpersonal relations practices sufficient to carry out a comprehensive public affairs program using a variety of media (i.e., radio, television, newspapers, magazines, etc.). Applicant must have experience working with supervisors' and other management officials in analyzing and evaluating a public affairs program to ensure effectiveness of program delivery, applying and acting upon directed improvement actions to adequately develop and disseminate informational materials with the aim of enhancing the understanding of an organization's programs among the general public and specialized groups.
At the GS-12 Level: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service. Experience includes marketing an agency or organizations strategic goals, objectives, programs and priorities using multiple information tools, such as developing newsletters, videos, posters, websites and exhibits. Experience using graphic design and layouts to develop different types of communication tools. Experience conducting tours, trainings and presentations. Experience analyzing and identifying communication approaches and developing informational tools to reach a key audience with specific message. Experience developing communication tools to reach unique or traditionally underserved clients. Experience working effectively with the news media.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING: Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. Qualified candidates will be placed into one of the three categories as described below:
· Best Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and possesses all of the job related competencies as identified as important for successful job performance.
· Well-qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and possesses a majority (i.e., more than half) of the job-related competencies needed for successful job performance.
· Basically-Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualifications and basic eligibility requirements, but does not meet the definition of Well-qualified or Best-Qualified as described above.
Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. (Additional points are not added for veterans' preference.) For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
Only those candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be referred to the selecting official. Category placement will be determined based on the applicant's quality of experience and the extent they possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
1. Knowledge of Public Affairs principles and applications.
2. Ability to use communication techniques to reach key audiences.
3. Knowledge and skill to use computer software and social media tools to disseminate information.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating may be adjusted and/or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. False statements or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for removal after employment begins. To preview the questions, click: View Assessment Questions