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    This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AKC), Operations Management and Information Division, in Seattle, Washington.

    This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-03 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

    The full performance for this position is ZP-03.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-AKC-2017-0011, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

    *A one year probationary/trial period may be required.
    *Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
    *This position is not in the bargaining unit.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill other Public Affairs Specialist, ZA-1035-03 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

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    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Write, edit and post content on website and social media in a timely manner and evaluate effectiveness of internal and external communications materials including web stories, scripts, news releases, op-eds and other communications materials.
    • Establish and maintain mutual and positive relationships with the media to encourage understanding and support of agency programs, policies, procedures and initiatives.
    • Produce short-format video productions derived from complex scientific information for broad audience via web and social media, including script writing, shoot logistics, filming, editing and distribution.
    • Monitor and regularly report web and social media analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of communications efforts, adjusting strategies as necessary.
    • Represent agency in education and outreach efforts to improve public knowledge of agency programs, activities, mission, policies and objectives, by providing photographic, video filming and social media support.
    • Plan and coordinate the agency’s living marine resource campaigns, outreach efforts and management actions.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473754400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.