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    The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders.         

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

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    This position is located in the Office of the Secretary, Office of Communications (OCO), Washington, DC.

    Acting under the general supervision of the Director of Communications and/or Deputy Director of Communications, the incumbent exercises the extremely complex, exacting and responsible functions of planning, organizing and managing major national public information programs for the Department of the Interior with exceptionally wide latitude for independent judgment and decision-making. The incumbent will meet and work closely with high level officials within the Department.

    At the full performance level (GS-11) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Research and prepare a variety of communications including news releases and feature articles; public statements and internal personnel messages.
    2. Assist in the development of complex, comprehensive communication plans and campaigns that highlight and explain DOI programs and policies.
    3. Provide information to Senior Public Affairs Specialists, Office Leadership and Press Team regarding public information strategies and activities.
    4. Assist in the preparation of press releases, statements, talking points, frequently asked questions, scripts, and other communications materials on matters pertaining to the DOI.
    5. Conduct research for Director and Deputy Director of Communications and public affairs officers to assist with talking points, presentations, and other content.
    6. Draft blog posts, social media post, and/or website content to help tell Interior’s story and educate the public about the Department’s work.
    7. Use a variety of communication techniques and methods including print, broadcast, electronic and social media to convey the Interior mission.
    8. Assist and review correspondence, reports, releases and media advisories for conformity with general policies, factual correctness, grammatical and typographical accuracy, consistency and conformance to style and established procedures. Write, proofread and edit interview memos and some special reports, including the nightly White House Report and other informational products produced by OCO.
    9. Skill in writing articles, news releases and speeches to convey information, clarify organization’s operations, and provide factual and coordinated replies to Congressional inquiries subject to deadlines which may shift on short notice due to changing priorities.

    The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

    Salary Range Information: GS-09: $56,233 - $73,105,  GS-11:$68,036 - $88,450 First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as OS-1000-19-IB-046(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

    This is a full-time, career/career conditional appointment.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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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/526687200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.