Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 1019234 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Duties

The Public Affairs Officer position will be located in the Office of the Director, of the Veteran Affairs (VA) Hudson Valley Health Care System (VAHVHCS), New York.   Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide a full range of administrative services related to public affairs for the VAHVHCS;
  • Utilize various computer programs to prepare scripts, audio-visual materials and brochures for ceremonies, briefing and orientations;
  • Develop short and long-term public affairs action plans;
  • Arranges special group tours and actively participates in special events;
  • Initiates and prepares responses to inquiries from media, Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), Federal and State officials, interested groups and the general public concerning policies and activities of the health care system;
  • Work with local and regional media;
  • Write and disseminate news releases and feature articles regarding the health care system's mission, functions, programs and policies;
  • Advise management officials on specific course of action to follow in making public announcements regarding health care system positions;
  • And other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.  However, days and hours may vary based on need of the facility and may include weekends, holidays and evening/night hours.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel required to VISN 3 facilities and all Community- Based Outpatient Clinic's as needed.

Relocation Authorized

  • No