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Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.
For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Civil Rights Directorate, Office of Civil Rights Planning, Policy, and Resources Branch (CG-00H-1) in Washington, DC.
Selection will be made at either the GS-9 or GS-11 grade level.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 17-1588-HQ-RM-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Pathways Recent Graduates: The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program).
Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#graduates To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position:
• Successfully complete at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
• Demonstrate successful job performance.
• Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted.
To learn more, please visit http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/
The applicant selected for this position will serve as the Communications Specialist for the Civil Rights Directorate (CRD), responsible for planning, developing, communicating, and evaluating the organization’s policies, activities, initiatives and strategic communications plans to its stakeholders through a variety of communications vehicles.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
- Functioning as the technical authority within the CRD Headquarters with responsibility for the development and execution of plans for dissemination of written and oral information to encourage, inform, and motivate targeted groups to support civil rights programs, initiatives and requirements
- Writing, developing, editing, and organizing the production and dissemination of official correspondences, newsletters, articles, brochures, special event materials, speeches and email blasts on a timely basis
- Enhancing, expanding and augmenting the Coast Guard Civil Rights Directorate's traditional communications efforts
- Increasing Coast Guard's workforce and stakeholders' attention to CRD's initiatives, and accomplishments; communicating CRD services, goals and achievements; establishing liaisons and linkages with other federal agencies, especially within the EEO, civil rights and military communities
- Establishing measures which analyze, evaluate, track and monitor the success of CRD’s media program
- Assisting with CRD’s programs, and services, i.e., special emphasis programs, outreach, complaint processing, anti-harassment, disability, reasonable accommodations, partnership in education, and awards.