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    The Communications Specialist position is located in the Office of the Assistant Under Secretary for Health (AUSH) for Patient Care Services (PCS), Business Support Office Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Washington, DC. AUSH for PCS houses VHA's clinically related programs that serve to support the actual delivery of patient care services in the field.

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    The Communications Specialist serves as an expert advisor on all aspects of the communications programs administered by Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services (AUSH for PCS). S/he is responsible for developing, writing, and editing communications documents that articulate the positions of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This position provides advisory services to management on a wide range of complex communication program activities, administrative and technical program activities, and performs research, analytical and administrative work in support of the development of cooperative agreements with other Strategic Health Care Groups within AUSH for PCS. The Communications Specialist is responsible for the following:

    Serves as a principal advisor to management on assigned communications support tasks.

    Develops key corporate messages related to time-sensitive issues or major initiatives and contributes to VHA's effort to educate the general public, media and VA stakeholders.

    Assists programmatic offices through the strategy and content creation process using research/analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation to convey information about AUSH for PCS programs and services to a variety of audiences across all communication channels. Analyzes program related information. Provides recommendations to improve program design/process for communication products.

    Develops content to support the full spectrum of communication such as talking points, presentations, blogs and speeches, responses to media queries, social media, email alerts, official correspondence, and website content.

    Uses program management principles and software including knowledge of Microsoft
    software, e.g., Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related programs.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Telework: Ad Hoc Only
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Communications Specialist/PD03107-0
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579997400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.