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    This position is located in the United States Mint, Office of the Director, Office of Corporate Communication (OCC) in Washington, DC. The mission of the OCC is to attract wide media and public interest in our facilities, products, events, program launches and trade shows. Also, through robust internal communications vehicles, OCC is committed to promoting a Mint-wide sense of ownership and teamwork around the strategic plan, including the vision, mission, core values and goals of the bureau.

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    As a Public Affairs Specialist (PAS) for the United States Mint, the employee, working with PAS's, plans, designs, develops, and disseminates public affairs information and materials to inform and educate the public about bureau programs, products and services.  Work includes all aspects of a public affairs program involving the development of written materials, maintenance of effective working relationships with specialized groups such as the news media, social media and recommending communication approaches to improve program effectiveness.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-11 grade level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    • With higher-level public affairs specialists, plan, design, develop, and execute comprehensive, nationwide, sometimes international, campaigns to convey information concerning the bureau's programs to individuals and organizations served or affected by those programs.
    • With higher-level public affairs specialists, plan, design, develop, and execute comprehensive, nationwide, social media campaigns, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
    • Use a variety of methods and techniques to achieve communication goals such as news releases, social media, personal appearances, new conferences, exhibits, brochures, pamphlets, photography, etc.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of the print, broadcast and online media, with members of professional, business, civic, and other public interest organizations, and with public affairs officials of state and local governments and Congress interested in Departmental programs.
    • Draft Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest posts, tweets, talking points, radio/podcasts scripts, Web articles, and other types of multi-media presentations, including PowerPoint, consistent with bureau messages and priorities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513056900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.