Job Title: Communications Specialist, GS-301-14 MPJob Announcement Number: EHR-2014-0001
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Thursday, January 16, 2014 to
Thursday, January 30, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
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About the Agency
NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF.
This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The Directorate is the focal point for NSF as a lead federal agency providing funding for research and development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. EHR is composed of the Division of Graduate Education, the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, the Division of Undergraduate Education, and the Division of Human Resource Development.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The Office of the Assistant Director (OAD), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is seeking a Communications Specialist to provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of an integrated communications program for EHR. Specific duties include the following: serves as the principal communications contact between EHR and the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA), external organizations, groups and individual stakeholders, and is responsible for ensuring credibility and consistency in EHR outreach and communication efforts; leads the planning, development, implementation, and tracking of internal and external communications activities related to the full range of EHR programs, outreach activities, and legislative issues to enhance understanding of EHR programs; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of communications needs of the Directorate; and makes key recommendations concerning the best techniques to accomplish outreach goals.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at GS-14 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: developing communication strategies and products for an organization; writing and editing press releases, articles and other written communication materials concerning scientific subjects related to the organization's programs; writing and editing speeches and talking points for public events, press conferences and other such appearances; providing authoritative advice to senior management for improving the delivery of program information; and experience using the Internet, social media, and/or web pages to communicate information to the public and media.
Selective Factor: In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements described above all candidates must have experience with a federal grant making organization developing and implementing integrated communications strategies in order to be determined minimally qualified for this position.
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.
In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
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