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    This position is located in the Office of Public Affairs (OPA), San Francisco, CA.  The OPA is responsible for providing advice and guidance on all matters pertaining to public affairs; serves as the Department of Labor's (DOL's) central point of contact for media and public inquiries concerning its policies, programs and activities and also serves as the central clearance and dissemination point for all of DOL's public affairs materials.

    This position is outside the bargaining unit.

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    The major duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

    Serves as the Department's principal spokesperson in the designated region and responds to requests for detailed or technical information or assistance from the news media or media-related segments of the private sector; such requests can require finesse in balancing multiple viewpoints or opposing positions and reflect a thorough knowledge of the agency's laws, policies, programs, positions, and activities as well as the Department's goals, philosophies, initiatives, and activities. 

    Researches, drafts, edits and issues news releases, advisories and other informational material. 

    Plans, directs, and executes regional campaigns, or regional segments of national campaigns, to convey complex information concerning programs, research on program-related areas, responsibilities, and activities to promote the welfare of the American public. 

    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with representatives of the print, broadcast and electronic media along with national organizations interested in or affected by Department of Labor policies, programs, and activities by developing written communication plans designating targeted news media and audiences based on realistic, complete, and technically sound regional goals, priorities, and timetables and engages in pro-active "pitching" to convey Department messages and achieve impact. 

    Utilize current digital/social media, including writing blogs and tweets, and providing visual content, such as digital stills and video and utilize web content management systems to post or distribute news releases and other departmental material.

    Analyze and evaluate regional program needs to advise national and regional officials of information that should be made available to the public and/or approaches to accomplish program goals.

    Manage agency financial resources to carry out public affairs programs, including planning, proposing and operating within an annual budget.

    Represents the Department or its agencies at conferences, meetings, conventions and other events.

    Represents OPA on various regional DOL committees, including the Regional Executive Committee.

    Responsible for the overall management and administration of the office.

    Supervises and evaluates the work of regional public affairs staff fulfilling all supervisory and managerial responsibilities as defined by DOL policy, including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Labor Management Relations (LMR) requirements.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

  • 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/598518300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.