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    Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life.  In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here 

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    This Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist position is located in the Media Relations Branch, Media Operations Division, Public Affairs (PA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, SV-1035-J, your typical work assignments may include:

    • Serving as Field Manager, providing oversight on all TSA media relations including the development of public affairs guidance, press releases, statements, op-eds, story pitches, communication plans, and other initiatives.
    • Functioning as a subject matter expert responsible for guidance, advocacy and articulation of the Office of Public Affairs position in the development and revisions of TSA communications with the media.
    • Directing on-camera and/or on the record interviews with primarily local and trade media publications and at times national media about sensitive, complex and potentially crisis situations.
    • Serving as the internal expert to the agency's top management officials participating in the formulation and articulation of an overall plan integrating the public affairs issues of an agency.
    • Providing advisory services to other public affairs specialist in the agency on issues involving the application of communication practices in developing or enhancing public affairs matters.
    • Developing and maintaining agency policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and key performance indicators and metrics to monitor and evaluate program performance. 

    Supervisory duties include: Serving as a first line supervisor for the organization providing guidance and support for day-to-day operations. Assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work and performance of subordinates; approving leave; coaching and developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary actions; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit; when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.

    This position is also being announced through Public (US Citizen) procedures under Announcement #HQ-PA-20-689051-P. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.

    **** It is anticipated that all TSA Headquarters personnel within the Washington, DC metropolitan area will begin relocating to Springfield, Virginia beginning Summer 2020. If you are selected for a Headquarters position currently located in this region, your duty location will change due to the TSA Headquarters Consolidation Plan. *****

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Limited travel required.

    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/557939800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.