Job Title: Public Affairs SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 14R-MR-299718-MPA-NMAAHC
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply such as applicants with a disability; former Peace Corps volunteers; certain military spouses; or individuals eligible under various programs for Veterans.
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About the Agency
This position is located in Office of Public Affairs within the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The Public Affairs Specialist develops, plans, and coordinates marketing and communications programs under the general supervision of the Media Relations and Public Affairs Officer.
- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- May need to complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as working in a museum or cultural organization performing Public Affairs duties related to publicity, promotion, marketing of museum related exhibitions, related programs and collections research, crisis communication, filming and liaising with Social Media and Web content gathering.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
BASIS OF RATING:
- Ability to communicate orally with internal customers, members of public, museums, media, private organizations, and international sources.
- Ability to communicate in writing with internal customers, members of public, private organizations, media and international sources.
- Skill in tracking and making logistical arrangements needed in support of film shoots and photo sessions.
- Skill in using Government Travel Management Systems.
Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):
If you applying as for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:
The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority: To preview questions please click here.