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    AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Most AO employees are eligible for full federal and Judiciary benefits.

    The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government.  We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.

    This position is designated as confidential or policy-determining under the Administrative Office (AO) Personnel Act, Section 3(a)(5)(B) and, as such, is not covered by the AO's personnel regulations developed under the AO Personnel Act of 1990.

    The incumbent of this position will occupy an entry-level Public Affairs Specialist position. This opportunity offers tailored instruction, guidance, training, and supervision geared toward developing the selected individual to perform at the full performance level. After successfully completing the developmental period, the full performance salary ranges between $77,490 and $145,219.

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    The Office of Public Affairs Office (OPA) is the central point of contact for public information and communications. OPA provides a wide range of communications services for judges, court staff, and the AO and serves as the liaison between the Judiciary and the news media. OPA's core programs are media relations, web and new media services, video production services, and community and educational outreach.

    The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Planning and executing content for the agency's three websites, including generating and writing news articles, shooting and editing photos, and planning and producing web videos, slide shows and other multi-media products for the web;
    2. Serving as AO staff photographer, taking photos at Congressional hearings, Judicial Conference activities, and events that occur in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building for external and internal websites and educational and marketing material. Manage OPA's digital photo library;
    3. Assisting with AO social media accounts, including monitoring and tracking overall social media content as it relates to the Judiciary;
    4. Responding to public information inquiries, including US Courts webmaster email;
    5. Researching and compiling daily Judiciary News and tracking media analytics; prepare OPA materials for chief judge briefings and circuit judicial conferences; and
    6. Assisting in marketing OPA's communications products.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-2 trips a year

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S.citizens nationwide.

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    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448914100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.