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    About the Position:
    This position is part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as a Public Affairs Specialist trainee with the United States Army.

    • This is a Career Program (CP) #22 position. 
    • Please note: Attendance and successful completion of the Public Affairs Officer's Qualification Course at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), Fort Meade, MD, is a program requirement.
    • Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.

    Click here for more information on Pathways program participants. The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.
    After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.
    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

    • 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 will be converted.

    To learn more, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=graduates

    Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
    Positions are open to:

    • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years (or will complete no later than December 2017) a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
    • Preference eligible veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

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    As a Public Affairs Specialist (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Create news releases for print and electronic use
    • Respond to written or verbal media/public queries
    • Conduct outreach planning and coordination of agencies communication campaigns
    • Plan and execute community relations events
    • Prepare speeches and presentations
    • Conduct social media communications

    Incumbent works under closer supervision and works in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties outlined in the aforementioned job description. The incumbent receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience and training are received to the next higher level position.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Up to 40% business travel is required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Student/Internship Program Eligibles

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    1035 Public Affairs

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