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    This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the Office of the Undersecretary, in Silver Spring, MD.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number ​SO-UNSEC-2018-0008, which is open to all status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Public Affairs Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
    • Serve as a junior level spokesperson for NOAA Communications with guidance from senior public affairs staff.
    • Communicate daily with the news media about the agency’s science, services and operations by building relationships with journalists and arranging media interviews, news conferences, and pitching news stories about NOAA programs.
    • Proactively develop news releases, talking points, communications plans, letters-to-the-editor, op-eds, and social media content for agency sites.
    • Work with supervisors to provide feedback and public affairs advice to the NOAA Communications director and deputy director.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    4 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

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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/509880700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.