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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary,Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, Arlington, VA.

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members.

    If selected for this position, you will serve as the Public Affairs Specialist for the Buy-Back Program. At the full performance level (GS-13), the Public Affairs Specialist will develop, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications program. The successful candidate will oversee day-to-day communications activities of the Buy-Back Program and will work in close collaboration with the Program Director, Deputy Program Director, and/or their supervisor on the development and implementation of strategic internal and external communications strategies and messaging.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    Salary Information
    GS-11 - $66,510 – 86,460 per annum. GS-12 - $79,720 - $103,639 per annum. GS-13 - $94,796 - $123,234 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as OS-1000-17-LC-141(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

    OS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    This is a Term full-time appointment not to exceed 4 years.

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    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Plan, coordinate, oversee, and direct externally facing communications, media relations, stakeholder education partnerships, public outreach, web communications and internal communications.
    2. Serve as an information manager responsible for developing and managing complex public information and outreach activities, including the development of communication policies, goals and objectives; and determining appropriate outreach methodologies and techniques to drive broader awareness of the program.
    3. Develop communications plans, news releases, talking points, fact sheets, briefing documents, and other materials.
    4. Identify needs for, design, socialize, and distribute materials to facilitate and support outreach efforts (e.g., brochures, flyers, posters, videos, etc.). Maintain the Program’s collection of outreach materials to ensure updates as necessary. Ensure the timely ordering, tracking, and distribution of outreach materials.
    5. Research, coordinate, and write responses to inquiries made to the program (e.g., inquiries received via the program email account or other correspondence).

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 1 to 5 nights per month may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    This position is open to all US Citizens.

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