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Defense Information Systems Agency PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST in Fort Meade, Maryland

Summary

This position is being recruited under 10 USC 1599f into the Cyber Excepted Service and does NOT convey eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service. It has been identified as a position necessary to carry out and support the mission of the US Cyber Command. It is in the Professional Work Category at the Full Performance Work Level within the CES Occupational Structure. It is located in the DISA OFFICE OF STRAT COMM AND PUB AFFAIRS (BDC4).

Responsibilities

Works with national, regional, and/or local print and broadcast news media, trade publications, associations and other specialized groups, industry, and other governmental public affairs offices.

Responds verbally and in writing to requests for information from the news media, as well as specialized audiences that include trade associations and industry.

Drafts, coordinates, and provides responses to queries from national and international media organizations and the general public.

Ensures implementation of DoD policy and procedures governing public affairs activities.

Develops and writes informational materials designed to reach national audiences through the news media, such as wire services, radio, television, newspapers, etc.

Prepares a weekly summary of public affairs/media activities.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the requirements described below. Qualifying Experience: To qualify at the GG-12, your resume must describe at least one year of experience that demonstrates the competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Experience refers to any paid or unpaid experience, including volunteer work and Military service, that would be considered equivalent to work normally performed at the next lower grade level in the federal service. For this position, qualifying experience is defined as: using various communication methods such as writing press releases or statements to media and public; and communicating with various levels of media representatives at public events, news conferences, and/or congressional hearings. Candidates must describe how they meet the qualifying experience and/or selective placement factor(s) within the body of their resume. All qualifications must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Education

There is no substitution of education for the qualifying experience at the GG-12 grade level

Additional Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does NOT convey eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service. It is being recruited under 10 U.S.C. 1599f into the Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system. If you are a current Federal Career/Career-Conditional employee, you will be placed on an Excepted appointment. This appointment does not confer eligibility to be non-competitively converted to an appointment in the competitive service. A three year trial period may be required if you have not previously completed a trial or probationary period in the excepted or competitive service. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date. Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here. Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized. The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It applies to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. Please see this policy here. Because this position is in the Cyber Excepted Service, Veterans' Preference will be applied to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of the Title 5 U.S.C. in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 3005, "CES Employment and Placement." If you are a veteran claiming veteran's preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. For more information on the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System, click here. For more information on veterans' preference, click here. For more information regarding qualifications requirements, click here. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

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