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    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

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    This position is located in the Division of Public Affairs (WO-610) in Washington, DC. Information about the area can be found at Washington, DC.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

    Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Occasional travel is required utilizing government vehicles and commercial or chartered aircraft. Writing and editing assignments require a degree of concentration and often include working under extremely tight deadlines with considerable outside pressure.

    Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office environment in an urban setting. Occasional field assignments are required to gather information and carry out the communications program.

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    This position is located in the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), within the Directorate for Communications. The incumbent serves as the Division Chief for Public Affairs and has overall responsibility for the oversight and management of the Division of Public Affairs. The Division Chief of Public Affairs Office is responsible for the management of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Public Affairs Program, including supporting the formulation and articulation of program, policy and strategic initiative related plans, progress and outcomes through the execution of media relations, audiovisual, and publications. The primary purpose of the office is to develop, plan, design, supervise, and manage the dissemination of mission critical program information to the general public.

    Keeps BLM leadership informed concerning public reaction to announced plans, policies, and activities. Plans work to be accomplished, sets priories, and establishes schedules for completion of work by Public Affairs staff.

    Overall responsibility for planning and coordinating the day-to-day, annual, and long-term work for the Division of Public Affairs to include Agency and Departmental level priority goals to ensure the work is cohesive, comprehensive and effective; responsible for independently planning, designing and carrying out BLM’s Public Affairs program.

    Oversees official public communications made on behalf the Department concerning Departmental or bureau policy actions, decisions and/or opinions.

    Works collaboratively with the BLM Office of New Media to develop social media strategies that advance BLM messaging for major policy and program announcements. Also coordinates with the Office of New Media on management and oversight of the BLM’s website, including the development of content, use of photos and videos, structure and organization.

    Responsible for the creation and development of the full suite of communications plans materials, including but not limited to press releases, talking points, speeches, press roll out plans, factsheets, brochures, and other documents. Takes a proactive approach with the media to place stories about BLM programs, policies, and issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel will be as needed

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    1035 Public Affairs

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