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    Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-WO-2017-038, for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

    Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Public Affairs Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

    Would you enjoy assisting the Public Affairs Office with the management of the public affairs program, including supporting the formulation and articulation of policy and the execution of media relations, audiovisual, and publications programs? Responsibilities include supporting effective communication of Bureau policies through talking points, news releases, social media outlets and other communications tools.

    Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

    You can progress from $54K to $79K in 3 years! Year 1 - $54,972 (GS-9), Year 2 - $66,510 (GS-11), and Year 3 - $79,720 (GS-12). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.

    LOCATION: Public Affairs Group; Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs in Washington, DC.

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    Responsibilities

    This position functions as a public affairs specialist.

    - Responsible for producing information materials that inform Congress, stakeholders, Federal, state and local agencies, and the general public about Reclamation's mission.

    - Writes, edits and reviews news releases, issue papers, letters, brochures and other materials.

    - Responds to inquiries from news media and coordinates media interviews.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position does require occasional travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All United States Citizens and U.S. Nationals. This vacancy announcement is limited to 50 applicants. The announcement will close at midnight on the day the 50th application is received.

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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/473002800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.