Public Affairs Specialist
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Kennedy Space Center, FL

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NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

Incumbent serves as the Kennedy Space Center Executive Television Producer within the Public Affairs Directorate and is recognized as the center's communications expert in audiovisual and multimedia production content related to institutional, operational and programmatic matters. Incumbent routinely plans and coordinates with executive television producers at NASA Headquarters and other field centers the Kennedy Television (KSCTV) support required for space flight missions and key center multimedia communications projects

This position may be filled through promotion or reassignment. Interested employees of the same grade are encouraged to apply.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Position subject to random drug testing

Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement

DUTIES:
Incumbent serves as the Kennedy Space Center Executive Television Producer within the Public Affairs Directorate and is recognized as the center's communications expert in audiovisual and multimedia production content related to institutional, operational and programmatic matters. Incumbent routinely plans and coordinates with executive television producers at NASA Headquarters and other field centers the Kennedy Television (KSCTV) support required for space flight missions and key center multimedia communications projects. Incumbent utilizes expert multimedia production creativity and contractor oversight to ensure timely release of newsworthy imagery and accurate communication of the achievements and benefits of the United States space program to the public, world-wide media, decision makers and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above. Examples of specialized experience include: communication with major network news media to explain, defend or present agency/corporate position on critical matters; creation/development of media programming ideas based on expertise and innovation in multimedia industry; guidance and direction for supporting television production and multimedia personnel in a full service television facility; directing live and/or recorded coverage of multiple events, etc.

U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
NASA uses an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:

90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.

Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide .

Information for Veterans : The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.

BENEFITS:
NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE .

OTHER INFORMATION:
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

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As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and will be subject to random drug tests while occupying the position.

Pay may be set in accordance with the General Pay Provisions delineated in NPR 3530.1C.

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