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    This position will be located within the Congressional and Public Affairs Staff (CPAS), a division of the Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE). CPAS ensures critical Agency information is prepared and provided to a variety of key audiences, including Congress, the media, stakeholder groups, employees and many others. Information is distributed through

    This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on FSIS-2018-MMP-0854. Disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement if they meet criteria for the above and include supporting documents.

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    The incumbent will perform the following duties: 

    • Participates with the Director in the overall formulation of current information including press releases, fact sheets, talking points, speeches, employee communications, feature articles, radio and television interviews and other materials that effectively communicate Agency goals to a variety of internal and external audiences;
    • Participates with the Director on strategic planning to improve media, Congressional and stakeholder (including employee) relations. Recommends and develops specific communication programs and other activities designed to meet the needs of the Agency and intended national audience;
    • Researches, writes, and/or coordinates briefing papers, fact sheets, speeches, backgrounders, talking points, memos, and other documents on key issues affecting the Agency. Documents are prepared for the Director, FSIS' Administrator and Program Officials, Under Secretary, Secretary, Vice President, and President. Obtains the necessary review of documents by Agency and Department officials;
    • Advises the Director and other Agency officials of the various audiences' potential reactions with regard to Agency policies and programs and recommends appropriate actions;
    • Supports the food recall committee as the public affairs specialist responsible for drafting the press releases that relate to the recall of products. This responsibility rotates throughout the Public Affairs team and involves some evening and weekend support;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Based on the needs of the Program and Agency - Less than 10% per year.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503655300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.