PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
Department of the Air Force - Eglin AFB, FL

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to

fly, fight

and

win

…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values --

integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

IF APPLICABLE

:

Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.

The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

WHO MAY APPLY:
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You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.

**Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employees only

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES:
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The primary purpose

of this position is to conduct a proactive civic outreach program designed to create mutual acceptance, respect, appreciation and cooperation between Eglin Air Force Base and the general public.

Major Duties

Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Eglin Civic Outreach Program ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and meeting customer needs.

Provides management oversight to civic outreach programs, such Speaker’s Bureau, Honorary Commander’s Programs, Tour Programs and special events in support of civic outreach.

Represents Eglin Public Affairs with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.

Serves, on occasion, as official Eglin spokesperson to local, regional, and national community leaders and civic and defense-related organizations, clarifying positions, providing information and advocating Eglin and Air Force programs and goals.

Gathers background information and conducts interviews for internal and external media venues; writes stories for the web-based Eglin newspaper and news releases for distribution to local, state and national media outlets.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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Qualification

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

Basic Qualification Requirement

:

You must meet one of the following qualification requirements

by the closing date of the announcement

and provide documentation to support your qualifications

(If you are using education to qualify, failure to submit the required documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. See sections on “College Transcripts” and “Foreign Education” below for required documentation.):

1. Specialized Experience: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade or equivalent

conducting a proactive civic outreach program designed to create mutual acceptance, respect, appreciation and cooperation between Eglin Air Force Base and the general public.

This experience must have been at a level of difficulty and complexity sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this position. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.

2. Education:
Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related from an accredited college or university.

NOTE:
YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

3. Combination of Experience/Education:
You must have a combination of the specialized experience and education as described in "1" and "2" above that equals 100 percent when combined to equal the required 1 year of specialized experience needed for this position.

NOTE:
YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

Federal Time-In-Grade

(TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:
Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.

The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

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Significant knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of a public affairs program.

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Superb skill of written and oral communication principles, methods, and techniques to conduct and coordinate public affairs activities to develop intercommunication between the installation and a variety of audiences.

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Significant knowledge and general understanding of Air Force, US Army, US Navy, AFMC, ACC and AETC programs and policies.

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Great skill in gathering, evaluating, and interpreting data to identity potential problems, arrive at valid conclusions, and offer meaningful recommendations and/or resolutions.

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Refined skill in working with people to maintain effective working relationships with groups interested in or affected by public affairs programs or policies.

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Superb skill in producing written information conveying complex information to audiences with different levels of understanding.

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Significant ability to develop communication strategies; plan and develop news stories, features, and quasi-technical articles; and provide effective guidance to commanders in addressing contentious and high interest topics to the community and public officials through various media and forums.

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Significant ability to present information orally in a logical, clear, and concise manner to audiences with differing levels of comprehension.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE

:

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

You

MUST

provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional

U.S.

education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

:

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Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft.

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Performs periodic, weekly 24-hour alert duty as the public affairs on-call representative to answer news media and other inquiries after duty hours.

·

Member may be called upon to perform in other areas of public affairs, to include internal information and media relations activities and security and policy review requirements.

·

Member assumes responsibility as EOC and CAT member during crisis situations.

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May be the Public Affairs point of contact during deployment with news media representatives to a forward operating location in the event of hostilities or a major wing deployment.

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Work is primarily sedentary with some physical activity during information gathering visits and while traveling to on-site locations to arrange for special event media coverage.

·

Work is typically performed in an office setting except for occasional visits to the command's installations which involve ordinary risks and discomforts requiring normal safety precautions.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.

Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS:
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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -

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for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

For additional information, click

here

.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click

here

.

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8

0

or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants)

: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click

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for more information.

Incentives

: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees

may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments:
If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

90-Day Register:
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

DIRECT DEPOSIT

: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package

must

be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 07, 2013

To begin the process, click the

Apply Online

button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the

Submit My Answers

button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click

here

for the required cover page.

This Vacancy ID is 835677. Fax your documents to

1-478-757-3144

.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire

View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

Click

here

for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to

1-478-757-3144

. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE:
The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.

Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.

This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.

You may verify your documents have been process by clicking

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.

Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources

WILL NOT

modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located

here

:

·

Online Application

(Questionnaire)

·

Resume

  • If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
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Eligibility Documentation,

SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

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Transcripts,

if qualifying based on education or positive education series

If you are faxing any documents, click

here

for the official cover sheet to print.

The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Youmana D. Carr

Phone: (478)222-0631

Email: YOUMANA.CARR@ROBINS.AF.MIL

Agency Information:
Eglin Robins OL Office

Air Force Personnel Center

OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276

DO NOT MAIL OR EMAIL CALL ONLY,
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