Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
This job provides the opportunity to support the mission of the Corpus Christi Army Depot; which is to overhaul, repair, modify, retrofit, test and modernize helicopters, engines and components for all services and foreign military customers. The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) is the Army's Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Rotary Wing Aviation Maintenance and is the worlds largest helicopter overhaul and repair facility. CCAD serves as the depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, Reserve and foreign military personnel. We also provide worldwide on-site maintenance services, aircraft crash analysis, lubricating oil analysis, and chemical, metallurgical and training support. Positions include those providing support to the maintenance of helicopters in a variety of shops or in an office setting.
The Full Performance Level: 09
Position requires travel to other duty locations 5% of the time.
Relocation expenses may be authorized.
See "Other Requirements" for further information.
As a Public Affairs Specialist, you will serve in a developmental aspect and under closer than normal supervision in the execution of public relations, public information and command information program responsibilities assigned by the Public Affairs Officer. Prepare and disseminate news releases and features to print media. Interview and confer with program specialists to retain latest information for use in news releases, etc. Assist in making arrangements for special events in the local area by making advance preparations and direct contact with participants. Prepare nomination packages, write and rewrite routine status reports, articles and news feature stories. Develop and disseminate information through depot newspaper plus command channels information concerning the mission, programs and general information for release to employees and the general public. Serve as the editor of the depots newspaper with responsibility for all elements involved in producing the publication in conformance guidelines.
You may qualify for this position with general experience, or with education, or with a combination of both.
Applicants qualifying with general experience must detail in their resume three years or more of general experience with at least one year of general experience at the GS-4 level in Federal service that includes performing duties in one or more of the following areas of public affairs: (1) design and plan a public affairs program in an agency, or organization within an agency; (2) develop and disseminate informational materials to the general public or specialized target groups within a domestic or foreign setting; (3) establish and maintain effective working relationships with media; and/or (4) develop and disseminate informational materials to the public through the media.
Applicants qualifying for this position based upon education must have completed four years of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
Combinations of successfully completed undergraduate education leading to a bachelor's degree and qualifying general experience, which when computed equals at least 100%, may be used to qualify. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 36. Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate education by 120. Add the percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)(NOTE: YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS.)
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.
One year of full-time undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.
Education above high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts are required at the time of applications. for additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Personnel security investigation required.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Position requires travel to other duty locations: 5%
Non-competitive promotion potential to target grade.
Relocation expenses may be authorized.
Position requires, when necessary, the use of personal protective equipment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.
The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employment Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: https://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: https://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI): Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurances. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insurance/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step-parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: https://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
This is a Career Program Position (CP).22
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.
All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
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