Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at http://www.uscis.gov/.

Everyday our Public Affairs Specialist, respond to requests for information concerning U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) programs and policies from all media including the press, television, and radio at the local, national, and international levels.

This position of PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST starts at a salary of $72,620.00(GS-12 step 1), to $115,301.00 (GS-13 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Communications, Media Relations Division, Atlanta, GA or Philadelphia, PA or Denver, CO within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

THE ACTUAL SALARY MAY BE HIGHER DUE TO AN ADJUSTMENT FOR LOCALITY PAY.  To view the 2012 Locality Pay Charts click on the following link: http://www.opm.gov/oca/11tables/index.asp

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This position is not in the bargaining unit.
This position is considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.

Duties

The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.

As a Public Affairs Specialist, within the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Communications, you will respond to requests for information concerning U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) programs and policies from all media including print, television, and radio at the local and regional levels. You will: 

  • Responds to requests for information concerning Agency programs and policies from all media including print, television, and radio at the local and regional levels.
  • Responds to concerns from local Congressional offices, other governmental offices and the general public regarding recent events and news items, as well as background information.
  • Maintains working relationships with representatives of the media; federal, state, and local governments; and members of professional, business, civic, and other public interest organizations. Establishes and maintains working relationships with local and regional Agency leadership.
  • Responsible for informing the public of relevant Agency policies and practices, enhancing the Agency image, monitoring public attitudes towards the Agency, and developing and disseminating information and educational materials.
  • Responsible for providing guidance to field offices concerning procedures relating to specific requests from the media, specialized groups and community and government entities.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No