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The Public Affairs Specialist (External Affairs Specialist) develops and disseminates information through the media in order to foster an understanding of agency mission and activities among the general public, key officials, and agency stakeholders. This position starts at a salary of $72,739 (IC-12).
Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Texas Recovery Office, Region 6 team within FEMA.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.
In this position, you will develop and disseminate information through the media in order to foster an understanding of agency mission and activities among the general public, key officials, and agency stakeholders. Typical assignments include:
- Responding to media inquiries
- Building working relationships with reporters
- Researching and interviewing agency subject matter experts and developing a wide variety of written products, including news releases, talking points, media advisories, backgrounders, speeches, web and social media messages, and newsletter articles
- Supporting senior staff and management with background information on matters related to communicating with internal and external audiences and other FEMA stakeholders
- Planning, managing and implementing special events, such as news conferences, grant presentations, meetings and tours
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
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