SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
Department of the Air Force - Travis AFB, CA

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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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here

for more information.

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 Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Employment of People with Disabilities -

Schedule A, click

here

for additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

NAFI/AAFES

Non-DoD Transfer (

OPM

,

VA

, Dept of Labor, etc.)

Reinstatement

Veterans Employment

Opportunity

Act (VEOA)

30% Disabled Veterans

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

DUTIES:
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The primary purpose or

this

position

is t

o serve as a

first

level supervisor,

providing

planning, directing organizing, and exercising control over non-supervisory employees assigned to the Public Affairs office.

Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the execution of a comprehensive Public Affairs program integrating media relations, social media, community-relations, internal information, visual information, communication planning contingency/crisis response, special event planning, security and policy review, and Public Affairs resource management elements.

·

As

Deputy Chief of Public Affairs, plans organizes, directs, and evaluates the organization’s Public Affairs program.

Serves as the organization’s secondary Public Affairs adviser and leader in assigned areas of responsibility.

Advises on the potential public reaction to proposed policies, plans, and actions.

Implements Public Affairs tactics, techniques and procedures to support and amplify commanders’/senior leaders priorities, unit mission and organizational objectives.

·

Directs the execution of a comprehensive Public Affairs program integrating media relations, social media, community/Congressional relations, internal information, visual information, communication planning, contingency/crisis response, special event planning, security and policy review, and Public Affairs resource management elements.

Plans and schedules work in a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution.

Identifies need for changes in priorities and takes action to implement such changes.

·

Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.

Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management.

Selects or recommends selection of candidates for, vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration of skills, qualifications, and mission requirements.

Develops modifies, and/or interprets performance standards.

Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses.

Holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments.

Appraises subordinate workers performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating techniques.

Recommends awards when appropriate and approves within-grade increases.

Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers serious unresolved complains to higher level management.

Initiates action to correct performance or conduct problems.

Effects minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands and recommends action in more serious disciplinary matters.

Prepares documentation to support actions taken.

Identifies employees developmental needs and provides or arranges for training (formal and on-the-job) to maintain and improve job performance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A one (1) year supervisory probationary period is required if applicant selected has not previously met this requirement.

THIS IS A PUBLIC AFFAIRS CAREER FIELD CENTRALLY MANAGED POSITION.

TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID THROUGH PUBLIC AFFAIRS

CAREER PROGRAM

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent.

Specialized experience must include k

nowledge of

management oversight for Public Affairs activities assigned to an Air Force major command or to a unified combatant command, which provides direction, staff advice, and assistance to subordinate installation or component Public Affairs functions.

OR

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

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

Federal Time-In-Grade

(TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:
Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 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:

1.

Knowledge of the concepts, principles, policies, and practices of a Public Affairs program.

2.

Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.

3.

Knowledge of written and oral communication and visual information principles, methods, and techniques to determine the need for, plan, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate Public Affairs and multimedia activities.

4.

Skill in gathering, evaluating, and interpreting data to arrive at valid conclusions and offer meaningful recommendations.

5.

Skill in producing written information for audiences with different levels of understanding.

6.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small to medium sized organization.

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

:

1.

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

2.

May be required work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

3.

Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position,

4.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance required for the position.

5.

May be required to escort new media representatives to a forward operating location in the event of a deployment or other operations.

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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here

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

here

for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees

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

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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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 787252. 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.

The numbering sequence 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.

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:
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 processed with your application package successfully by clicking

here

.

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.

·

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.
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located

here

:

·

Eligibility Documentation,

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

·

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:
AFPC RSC

Phone: (800)525-0102

TDD: 800-382-0893

Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@

1800.525.0102.ORG

Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center

550 C Street W Ste 57

Randolph AFB,
TX

78150-4759

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