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    Summary

    *****This announcement has been extended through Monday, November 2, 2020.

    The incumbent works in the Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications and supports the Supervisory Communications Specialists in the Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications working on a wide range of Agency communications strategies pertaining to key internal and/or external stakeholders.

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    Responsibilities

    External Communications:

    The Senior Communications Specialist is responsible for informing the broad spectrum of individuals and groups affected by Agency programs of the benefits, services, or requirements of such programs. The incumbent is also responsible for assessing the degree of understanding or interest the public has in these programs and activities.

    The incumbent advises on the potential public reaction to proposed policies, and plans, organizes, and evaluates communications strategies, programs and materials.

    The incumbent works with subject matter experts across the Agency to coordinate release of external announcements.

    Senior Communications Specialists use a variety of communication methods in carrying out their mission to inform the public about the programs, policies, and services that are of interest to or affect various groups or individuals. The incumbent will advise top Agency management officials on the possible public and media reactions to proposed policy statements and/or Agency actions.

    Internal Communications:

    The incumbent is responsible for developing and executing internal communication strategies in furtherance of the Agency's objectives, and assists with coordinating the flow of information between Agency leadership and staff to provide employees with timely, complete, and accurate information on Agency activities and policies utilizing an array of communication mechanisms, including all staff meetings, TV monitors, intranet, weekly newsletters, emails, and special internal programs and events.

    The incumbent generates original material for projects as needed and advises Agency subject matter experts regarding matters such as grammar, pagination, references, AP style, and distribution.

    The incumbent identifies communication needs and gaps and develops informational materials that inform appropriate audiences of the Agency's policies, programs, services, and activities. The incumbent plans, executes, and later evaluates the effectiveness of information and communication programs in furthering Agency goals.

    The incumbent collaborates with other components within the Agency, including Divisions and major organizational units such as the Office of Human Resources and others as appropriate, to identify communication needs and gaps and develops informational materials that inform appropriate audiences of the Agency's policies, programs, services, and activities. The incumbent plans, executes, and later evaluates the effectiveness of information and communication programs in furthering Agency goals.

    The incumbent assists with speechwriting, editing of public reports, arranges and conducts workshops, seminars, and other meetings with various groups with the Agency in stimulating participation in Agency activities, identifying their concerns. Monitors intranet and other internal communications channel content to ensure it remains current and accurate.

    The Senior Communications Specialist will work collaboratively with OCAC leadership, Agency Public Affairs Specialists, Internal Communications Specialists, Congressional Affairs Specialists and Agency Webmaster as needed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582270500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.