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    Join the Selective Service System's team of energetic, career-minded professionals! The Selective Service System offers an opportunity for motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic to launch or continue a career in public service.

    Our fast-paced environment consists of challenging and rewarding work, training opportunities, and the potential for advancement. The Selective Service System offers competitive wages, the Thrift Savings Plan with matching funds (similar to a 401k savings program), extensive health care benefits (dental and vision coverage available), paid vacation time, and a host of unique work-life benefit options that include telework options as well as alternate and flexible work schedules for most positions.

    The Selective Service System is an independent agency whose mission is to (1) maintain a system that can promptly and efficiently furnish untrained manpower for induction into the Armed Forces during a national emergency and (2) provide an Alternative Service Program to men classified as conscientious objectors during a draft.

    This position is part of the National Headquarters OD PIA, Selective Service System. The incumbent will be responsible for This position is part of the National Headquarters OD PIA, Selective Service System The incumbent will be responsible for planning, producing, executing, reviewing, and evaluating public affairs policies, campaigns, and information programs to communicate Selective Service history, missions, roles, and requirements to a variety of external and internal audiences. The Directorate serves as liaison to state and local governments that do business with SSS.

    Additionally, the Directorate manages the records, publications, and forms overall responsibilities for the agency, which embraces all policies and procedures for the management and control of records not associated with a registrant processing. Incumbent performs assignments in support of the establishment and maintenance of mutual communications between SSS and other federal agencies and the general public and developing informational materials regarding SSS programs.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement..

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    Responsibilities

    As a Public Affairs Specialist at the GS-1035-7/9/11 ,some of your typical work assignments may include under supervision:

    • Planning, producing, executing, reviewing, and evaluating public affairs policies, campaigns, and information programs to communicate Selective Service history, missions, roles, and requirements to a variety of external and internal audiences. The Directorate serves as liaison to state and local governments that do business with SSS.
    • Establishes the need for information materials to support Agency programs; uses a variety of methods and techniques in achieving communication goals; and provides news releases, feature articles, speeches, fact sheets, background papers, public services announcements, website content, etc., to Region Headquarters and National Headquarters offices.
    • Writes, edits, and contributes to the Agency's newsletters, materials, and publications, including planning and writing many of the articles/narratives, editing and organizing submissions, and providing appropriate photography/visuals. In coordination with senior staff members and a graphic designer, finalizes editing and prepares materials for publication.
    • Responsible for production elements of the Agency's Annual Report to Congress. Monitors staff coordination and edits agency-wide submissions. Works with graphic designer to lay-out the report, choosing graphics, typography, and photography for the report. Assists in the oversight of aspects of the production process.
    • Serves as an Agency point of contact for the public. Deals effectively with media contacts. Communicates with the public on Agency issues. Prepares articles and information for public dissemination.
    • Coordinates with Region Headquarters staff, State Directors, and Reserve Force Officers to provide support in their execution of public awareness programs at the Region and State levels.
    • Works with Region Headquarters staff to arrange media interviews and appearances for the Director and other senior staff members. Provides media kits for field distribution. Helps plan and coordinate special media events.
    • Apply public awareness and communication methods and adaptation of approaches in developing new information materials aimed at enhancing the public's understanding of significant Agency programs and issues.
    • Adhere to the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, legal practices and documents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, government organization and functions, and the democratic political process. This includes knowledge of Selective Service law, regulations, and policy issuances relating to registration and registrant processing; Region and State Headquarters operations; Area Office and Alternative Service Office operations; and Local and District Appeal Board operations.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the production, communication and dissemination of information and ideas to inform and motivate via written, oral, and visual media. This includes knowledge of desktop publishing technology and software, as well as page layout/design.
    • Recognizes and uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    • Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern; develops and maintains relationships; may deal with people who are difficult, hostile, distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and situations; is sensitive to individual differences.
    • Identify and understand economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization apply skills in working with visual composition, technical competence with miscellaneous equipment and software.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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