Job Overview


This announcement is to fill the positon of Deputy Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-12.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See
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This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 14-NYE-1174337-MS.

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The Deputy Public Affairs Specialist works with the Senior Public Affairs Specialist to conduct the public affairs and information program for the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York (“the Office”), one of the leading law enforcement offices in the United States. The five counties of Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Suffolk) comprise over 12 million people. The activity of the Office is covered by a world-wide media market – print, broadcast, and Internet media organizations. Duties include but are not limited to:

· Establishes and maintains effective and professional working relationships with print, broadcast, and Internet media representatives, assuring that they receive accurate and timely information and responses from the Office.
· Plans off-site and in-office news conferences and speaking engagements in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney and supervisory attorney staff, and coordinates all details of these events; manages the event/press conference from planning to post-conference stage.
· Determines the information the media and the public require to fully understand and support the Office’s programs and priorities. Develops and drafts these informational materials, including news releases, feature stories, background information, biographical material, and articles on Office program commitments and priorities.
· Develops a consistent, dynamic, and effective communications plan designed to communicate with targeted audiences the views, position, and priorities of the Office.
· Assists in communicating information to employees about programs, activities, and priorities of the Office. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 days per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No