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    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

    This position is located in Phoenix, AZ. Information about Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding area can be found at https://phoenixchamber.com/

    Temporary promotion will be for a period not-to-exceed 1 year, This temporary promotion may be extended without further competition; however it may not exceed a total of five (5) years. This Temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition.

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    • Assists with developing strategies and practices to effectively communicate with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and elected officials.
    • Communicates with 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 helps to develop and implement communication policies, plans, and strategies for a wide variety of diverse and often conflicting resource management programs.
    • Advises line managers, program leaders, and staff on potential public reaction to BLM policies, decisions and activities.
    • Assumes lead role in responding to highly visible, often controversial issues of a national interest, and develops recommendations on how to communicate BLM programs more effectively.
    • Creates, writes and distributes a wide variety of materials to communicate information about BLM issues, programs and activities to key publics.
    • Employs new and established communications research and planning principles to develop both strategic and crisis communications plans.
    • Develops and maintains professional, proactive, credible relationships with media outlets, including traditional and new media outlets. Serves as a primary spokesperson for the office.
    • Manage Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program by processing incoming requests, gathering records, recommending redactions, and formulating draft responses.
    • Lead for leadership, development and maintenance of the office new media program and public Web site.
    • Serves as the office legislative liaison. Maintains regular, proactive communication and outreach to the Congressional staffs, keeping them informed of current and future significant programs, issues, plans, policies and activities.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604146600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.