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    As a Lead Public Affairs Specialist, you will be responsible for planning, developing and carrying out programs to disseminate information about the agency, its programs and policies to the general public and/or specific audiences through the news media and other communications channels internally and externally. 

    This position is located in the Office of Strategic Communication (OSC) in Philadelphia, PA. 

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    As a Lead Public Affairs Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Formulate communication plans and procedures through knowledge of proactive outreach such as press pitching and target audience outreach.  Provides key communications advice to regional management, including the Regional Administrator/Regional Commissioner, after researching and evaluating program and/or organizational knowledge to determine effective media outlets.  The incumbent should consistently stay abreast of current affairs concerning General Services Administration (GSA) business and agency position.
    • Serve as a team leader over a team of Communication and Public Affairs Specialists (government and contract employees) performing work at the constructive grade level of GS-13 or lower. The work performed by the team is performed in furtherance of both the regional and national Communication Program.
    • Serve as the liaison between Central Office and regional management to coordinate national and regional level public relations events within the region with consideration of a variety of complex factors and use of judgment in determining the best means of providing information concerning General Services Administration (GSA).
    • Expedite the progress of potential news items through the clearance process and serves as the main point of contact for media questions within the time sensitive framework of news releases, news products and the 24/7 news cycle.  This includes answering follow-up inquiries and researching relevant background information on any news issues that may be required.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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