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    Summary

    You will serve as a Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist for the Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA), Headquarters in Washington D.C. This position provides for the planning, direction, coordination, and supervision of all Office of Disaster Assistance inter-governmental coordination, communications and public affairs.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist at the GS-1035-15, some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Acts as a spokesperson and assists in making public appearances by preparing talking points for speeches. Writes news releases, feature and photo caption material concerning the SBA disaster loan program that is consistent with Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) guidelines. Answers media questions and responds to requests for interviews and written data and information.
    • Acts as an advisor to the Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance (AA/DA) and the Deputy Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance (DAA/DA).
    • Serves as a disaster program information link to offices of Members of Congress, and Federal, State and local public/elected officials, providing them with explanations and written materials as necessary. Coordinates timely, consistent responses to Congressional inquiries.
    • Maintains, directly or indirectly extensive contacts with state and local emergency officials, Congressional and Senatorial staffs, media both in the major outlets and in specialized organizations (i. e. banking, legal, etc.) and Federal agencies.
    • Assists in the establishment of national policies, goals, and operating procedures for the effective management and delivery of disaster assistance program initiatives; identifies procedures to refine and strengthen the disaster assistance program; monitors progress, evaluates results, and specifies changes to improve performance
    • Exercises the full range of supervisory personnel management responsibility and authority in directing the coordination and communication staff.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    • By applying for this position with SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance, you can enjoy challenging but satisfying work and join a highly motivated and diverse team that helps families and businesses rebuild their lives after a disaster.
    • The Small Business Administration is located near Capitol Hill and numerous national landmarks and museums. It is conveniently located at the Federal Center SW Metro train station and near many restaurants and eateries.
    • Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 180 days from the closing date.
    • This position is also being announced under Delegated Examining Procedures, announcement # DE-19-004-HQ-10336385

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - On occasion, especially during times of substantial disaster activity, you may be required to work overtime and/or travel with little or no advance notice.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • 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/514452700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.