In order to qualify for the Public Affairs Specialist position, you must meet the Specialized Experience for the appropriate grade level.
Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples are developing new national security information materials including news releases, fact sheets, brochures, booklets, and broadcast programs involving issues that are controversial or of significant public or Congressional interest; recommending and formulating organization positions regarding difficult and complex criminal public affairs/media problems and issues; conducting media analysis from ongoing events; overseeing policies, programs and procedures governing information dissemination functions and Developing informational concepts designed to inform specialized groups.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
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 online assessment 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 you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies(knowledge, skills and abilities and other characteristics):
Public Affairs Program Planning and Evaluation
Communication and Information Dissemination
Written Product and Material Review Work