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Public Affairs Specialist (ngt5276000)

Posted: February 20, 2024 Expired: May 19, 2024
Fort
FULL TIME
High School
Duties
  • Selected applicant(s) will be required to complete an online Onboarding process.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. The incumbent of this position description must have at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Work may require access to classified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance within one year of appointment as a condition of continued employment.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle and if so, an appropriate valid driver’s license is required.
  • Irregular and/or overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies or may be required to work hours outside of the normal duty day.
  • Position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless approved in advance by TAG.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for this position. Successful completion of courses will be accomplished IAW applicable DoD, AF and NGB regulations.
Qualifications AREA OF CONSIDERATION:
Open to the public pursuant National Guard Accelerated Hiring Authority of Certain Shortage or Critical Need Positions (NG AHA) (J1-P-2023-001).

QUALIFICATIONS:
You will lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. Experiences copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and will disqualify you from the position. Military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the military provided such service is related to the position to be filled.

DUTIES:
As a Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-13, NGT5276000, you will be responsible for all Army and Air National Guard public, community and media relations within the state and for providing supervision and direction to the staff of the Joint Force Headquarters - State (JFHQ-State), Public Affairs Office, as well as field and unit public affairs specialists and Mobile Public Affairs Detachments (MPADs) personnel covering the region.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is often performed in an office setting involving little or no physical demands. However, frequent visits out to field training sites which include participation in exercises and military support operations require extended periods of walking, stooping, bending, walking on uneven surfaces, etc. The position also regularly requires work hours well beyond those associated with a typical 8 hour day or 40 hour week.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is often performed in an office setting but regularly involves transportation aboard tactical military aircraft (helicopters and fixed wing transport aircraft) and work in field training and operational environments. These transportation and field setting environments usually require personal protective equipment due to the inherent safety risks involved.

SELECTED FACTOR: (Education and experience requirements)
The applicant must have 4-year course of study (bachelor's degree related). As GS-13 must meet education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts shown in the table meets the requirements for positions at GS-7 through GS-11. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. that demonstrates the ability to:
  • Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions.
  • Plan and organize work
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing (English and Spanish).
NOTE: Copy of official/student transcripts showing conferred Degree must be included in order to receive credit for education. Unofficial transcripts from internet or with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the Resume. See education section for substitution requirements for specialized experience at the next lower grade level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Applicant must possess at least ONE (1) year of the specialized experience at the next lower-level GS-12 or THIRTY SIX (36) month of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as serving as conducts in-depth research, synthesizes the information and presents it to the media or public; evaluating the effectiveness of the public affairs program, analyzing feedback from the media and public, and developing recommendations to improve the internal operation and enhance the overall public affairs program; initiating and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, specialized groups, the news media and community and governmental entities; accurately and promptly responds, in written and oral form (English and Spanish), fluidity of communication to inform the public and news media; meetings with nationally known members of the news media, national leaders of civic or trade organizations having an interest in or affected by agency policies or programs; regularly conducts Deterrence Media Operations, fully and truthfully informing the public; plans, directs, and executes command/internal information, media and community relations campaigns; adapting or modifying strategies or plans to more effectively communicate programs and functions, and providing information to refute undue criticism; researching the demographics of the target audience and using this information to select the most effective media communication method. Education

None

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).


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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Message Delivery and Public Affairs Policies and Procedures

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  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Online USAJOBS Resume - Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed. USAJOBS Help Center | What should I include in my federal resume?

    2. Online Questionnaire (mandatory requirement).

    3. For permanent / Indefinite employee of the PRARNG (Tenure 1, 2 or 3), submit your SF-50 with this application (Refer to block 24).

    4. Currently serving or former members of the PRARNG may establish eligibility submitting DD 214, NGB Form 22 or 22A with this application (Discharge from service must be Honorable or General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions).

    5. Official/Student transcript showing conferred degree (if applicable).

    6. Additional documentation (if required in the vacancy announcement).

    FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLECONSIDERATION.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12258632

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information Lorraine Cruz-Olan Phone

    (787) 289-1480

    Fax

    (787) 279-1408

    Email

    [email protected]

    Address

    PR JFHQ Public Affairs Office
    BLD 552
    Fort Buchanan, PR 00934
    US Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request
Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Online USAJOBS Resume - Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed. USAJOBS Help Center | What should I include in my federal resume?

2. Online Questionnaire (mandatory requirement).

3. For permanent / Indefinite employee of the PRARNG (Tenure 1, 2 or 3), submit your SF-50 with this application (Refer to block 24).

4. Currently serving or former members of the PRARNG may establish eligibility submitting DD 214, NGB Form 22 or 22A with this application (Discharge from service must be Honorable or General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions).

5. Official/Student transcript showing conferred degree (if applicable).

6. Additional documentation (if required in the vacancy announcement).

FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLECONSIDERATION.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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