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    This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

    This position is located in Reno, Nevada. Information about the area can be found at the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

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    Assists with developing strategies and practices to effectively communicate with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and elected officials including members of Congress; non-governmental organizations and interest groups; industry; traditional and new media outlets; public land users; and other stakeholders.

    Analyzes emerging and controversial public land issues and, in consultation with management and other teams, develops and implements communication policies, plans, and strategies for a wide variety of diverse and often conflicting resource management programs.

    Creates, writes and distributes a wide variety of materials to communicate information about BLM issues, programs and activities to key publics. Materials include high-level correspondence; news releases; opinion editorials; reports; newsletters; early alerts; talking points; briefing papers; speeches; interpretive brochures, signs and maps; web and social media content; and other new information materials.

    Develops and maintains professional, proactive, credible relationships with media outlets, including traditional and new media outlets. Serves as a primary spokesperson for the office. Coordinates media coverage of BLM issues, programs and activities and arranges interviews with managers and subject matter experts. Prepares news releases, opinion editorials, and feature stories. Works with media representatives to promote timely, accurate and when possible, positive, news coverage. Handles media inquiries on sensitive or controversial issues.

    Physical Demands: The work is generally sedentary and does not require unusual physical effort. Most of the work is performed in an office setting. Driving a car or pickup truck is periodically required. The work often requires walking outdoors and travel in light aircraft, helicopters, and off-road vehicles. Long work days are occasionally required to meet deadlines and resolve specific problems.

    Work Environment: Most of the work is performed in an office setting although travel to field sites or other BLM/government offices is often required. Attendance at meetings at night or on weekends is sometimes required. Incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Information gathering and event production often involve field trips. Other travel may be required to attend meetings, conferences and trainings.

    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/541988500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.