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    This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on FSIS-2017-MMP-0828. Disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement if they meet criteria for the above and include supporting documents.

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    The Director oversees the work of the Congressional and Public Affairs Staff (CPAS). The incumbent is responsible for the following:

    • Ensuring coordination of information and appropriate messages and tactics to succssfully convey initiatives to stakeholders.

    • Serving as an FSIS contact and spokesperson on matters directly supporting the Administrator and the Under Secretary for Food Safety.

    • Establishing and maintaining close and continuous lines of communication between FSIS, Department, and other Government agencies to present information and coordinate responses to inquiries on FSIS programs, operations, legislative policies, initiatives, positions, and concerns.

    • Managing multiple high-priority assignments to ensure the timely production and approval of various products, including talking points, news releases, recall releases, topical fact sheets, a newsletter to stakeholders, testimony, reports to Congress, and other communication products.

    • Possessing an understanding of how external stakeholders influence and shape perception, and making plans accordingly.

    • Providing administrative supervision and technical guidance to staff members to produce a sound and well-coordinated public communications and legislative liaison program, which achieves CPAS responsibilities and meets the overall goals and objectives of FSIS.

    • Supervising CPAS employees, including assigning work and deadlines, providing advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviewing and recommending candidates for positions, promotion, and reassignment; recommending awards and disciplinary action; hearing and resolving complaints and recommending action on grievances; assessing training needs and providing for such training.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Per the needs of the Program

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475936700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.