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    Summary

    Reclamation is seeking a seasoned Public Affairs Officer ready for an opportunity to provide direction and expert technical advice in communicating the Region's programs and policies.

    This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Public Affairs in Sacramento, CA.  For more information on the Sacramento area visit:  http://www.co.sacramento.ca.us.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as the Region’s Public Affairs Officer, managing and directing the planning and operation of public information and news media contact programs, and assuring regional public involvement and participation in decision processes of the Bureau of Reclamation. 

    -Conducts the internal and external public affairs program for the region with responsibility for planning, developing, and communicating the organization's programs, policies and activities to the regional public.
    -Executes public affairs policy, performs regional program and budget development relative to public affairs, and executes and evaluates the overall public affairs program in the region. 
    -Develops and coordinates information plans and activities designed to achieve public understanding, and where appropriate, acceptance of the major programs and highly controversial and sensitive issues of Reclamation and the Department of the Interior. 
    -Clears, acts on, and reserves for the Regional Director's attention a wide variety and volume of public affairs related operational products crossing the spectrum of Reclamation programs and staff activities.
    -Advises the Regional Director and other officials regarding Congressional and Legislative liaison, news media contacts and interview protocol. 
    -Writes and reviews speeches related to regional programs for Reclamation and Department officials, assuring comprehensive coverage and public information effectiveness.
    -Coordinates public information contacts and meetings between the Regional Director and Senators, Congressional officials and their staffs, as well as executives and officials in State and local governments. 
    -Plans, prepares and assists in conducting news media conferences held in the Region by the Secretary and other Secretarial and Reclamation officials on subjects related to highly controversial aspects of Reclamation and Departmental programs.
    -Serves as a second line supervisor, directing a group of technical and administrative personnel in the performance of public affairs program activities. 
    -Supports the EEO program actively in day-to-day activities.
    -Represents the region on behalf of the Regional Director in a wide range of capacities.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel is required approximately 25% to 50% of the time.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • 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/523035000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.