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Join the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), ranked in the TOP 10 Best Places to Work for 2010

This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office Of Public Affairs (PAO) in Washington DC.

Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance/SCI.


Serves as a Public Affairs Specialist and on the record spokesperson in the Office of Public Affairs responsible for guiding and coordinating the Department’s national security public information programs.  Performs work related to public affairs program activities, such as coordinating news and information media interviews, developing communication plans, coordinating agency information programs, evaluating agency public affairs programs, etc.  Evaluates impacts and effectiveness of the Department’s national security public affairs programs.

Conducts public affairs and media analysis of ongoing events involving or affecting the Department and the National Security Division.  Advises agency management on policy formulation and identifies and implements the public affairs objectives, themes, approaches and activities required to manage an issue or crisis.  

Plans, develops, and executes communication strategies.  Develops a comprehensive communications plan that conveys complex information.  Works under tight deadlines in high-pressure situations.  Establishes and maintains relationships with the general public, the news and information media, key officials, agency stakeholders, industry representatives, and/or community groups in order to communicate and disseminate program information which results in an understanding of the agency’s mission and activities.  Communicates with nationally or internationally known groups or individuals, such as prominent members of the news media, to explain, defend, or present agency position on important agency programs.