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    This position is located in the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Immediate Office, Congressional, Public Affairs, and Communications Services which is responsible for coordinating communications between the OIG and its staff, Congress, the media, and the general public. The team produces statutory reports such as the Semiannual Report to Congress, content on the OIG public-facing website, the OIG’s podcasts, and other audio-visual content.

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    Responsibilities

    The Inspector General of the Department of Education (Department) heads an independent and objective organization responsible for audit, investigation, and other services related to programs and operations of the Department. The Inspector General provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designated to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations, as well as to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. The Inspector General is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Department on the above matters and is responsible for keeping the Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the Department’s programs and operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective action.

    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) consists of the following five components:

    • Immediate Office of the Inspector General

    • Audit Services

    • Investigation Services

    • Information Technology, Audits, and Computer Crime Investigations

    • Management Services

    Within the Immediate Office of the Inspector General is the Congressional, Public Affairs, and Communications Services team. The team coordinates communications between OIG and its staff, Congress, the media, and the general public. The team produces statutory reports such as the Semiannual Report to Congress, content on the OIG public-facing website, the OIG's podcasts, and other audio-visual content.  The team also provides editing services, graphic design, template maintenance, and oversight of publications policies and procedures for the OIG.

    As a Public Affairs Specialist at the GS-12 level, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

    Coordinates communications with and, responds to requests for information from the Congress, press, and public.

    Participates in and coordinates briefings with Congress and news media representatives on the OIG’s work and efforts.

    Maintains liaison with Congress and media agency personnel to ensure an effective working relationship.

    Conducts research, including news articles, Congressional legislation, State legislation, reports from Federal and State governments and organizations, and social media.

    Drafts reports for Congress, assists with preparing written testimony, talking points, statements, and other related documents for senior OIG leadership for use when addressing members of Congress and congressional staff or the media.

    Writes content for and distributes a variety of communications for internal and external audiences, including content for social media, internet, intranet, newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, text for graphics, presentations, talking points, and other items as needed. 

    As a Public Affairs Specialist at the GS-13 level, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

    Drafts reports for Congress, prepares talking points, statements, and other related documents for senior OIG leadership for use when addressing members of Congress and congressional staff or the media.

    Creates reports, analyzes data, draws conclusions, use organizational skills and professional judgment, and uses plain language so that various audiences can clearly understand.

    Participates in and coordinates briefings with Congress and news media representatives on the OIG's work and efforts.

    Maintains liaison with Congress and media agency personnel to ensure an effective relationship.

    Conducts research, including new articles, congressional legislation, State legislation, reports from Federal and State governments and organizations, and social media.

    Leads content development for the OIG's online presence, working directly with Communications team members and other OIG component staff to develop written content for OIG social media platforms, its public website, and its internal website.

    As an OIG liaison for public information on the web, ensures that information shared on the website is accurate and consistent with established guidelines and regulations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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