PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, GS-1035-12
Department of the Air Force - Hanscom AFB, MA

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From Paul Revere’s lantern to sophisticated global networks today! Hanscom Air Force Base outside of Boston, MA is home to several dynamic organizations with the important mission of providing the latest in command, control, and information systems for the Air Force, the Department of Defense and America’s allies. Joining our team will give you access to some of the nation’s best academic, cultural, and historical resources, while providing a vital service to our nation’s armed forces.

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Wright Patterson Air Force Base is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

AIR FORCE EMPLOYEE (CURRENT, PERMANENT, COMPETITIVE SERVICE, CAREER/CAREER-CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEES)

DOD TRANSFER (ARMY, NAVY, DFAS, ETC.—EXCLUDING AIR FORCE)

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA)

NON-DOD TRANSFER

REINSTATEMENT

INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP)

EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

EXECUTIVE ORDER (EO) 12721

OTHER

APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN MILITARY SPOUSES

NON-APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF)

Position Summary: The primary purpose of this position is: To inform all Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) personnel and the public by direct and indirect means of the objectives, ideals, accomplishments, mission and policies of the USAF in general, the Air Force Materiel Command, and in particular, the AFLCMC, incorporating Air Force core values. Is responsible for disseminating information to general or specific publics on AFLCMC and Hanscom-supported programs, objectives and functions. Also advises program management personnel on community relations problems that may arise from AFLCMC programs and develops communications efforts to mitigate unfavorable public reaction.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. citizenship required.

Travel expenses may or may not be paid.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance

DUTIES:
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LOCATION:
AFLCMC, 66 ABG/PAO, Hanscom AFB, MA.

RPA#

12NOV7W66ABW00779293

MAJOR DUTIES:
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Contacts elements of Electronic Systems Center, the 66

th

Air Base Wing, or tenant units to uncover newsworthy events and individuals.

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Develops written and visual information materials to reach regional, national and international audiences, through new media such as radio, television, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, wire services, ect.

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Develops positive personal relationships with the news media.

Develops effective working relationships with contractor public relations and public affairs personnel so that contractor resources will also be voluntarily used in a coordinated public information program.

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Develops information plans to attain specific goals such as publicizing a new defense development or minimizing concern over a new program affecting a particular area of the country.

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Acts as personal advisor to Air Force representatives being interviewed by news media or appearing before groups at part of public affairs action.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the

GS-11 grade level is required.

Specialized experience is experience using professional communication techniques to independently develop written information materials covering technical and non-technical subject matter for delivery and dissemination to a variety of audiences and media. Experience must also include incorporating written and audiovisual material into various communication products and media, including various Web-based products and social media, as well as experience verbally communicating organizational goals to internal and external audiences.

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

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

TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) Restrictions for GS Positions: TIG is applicable to all federal employees who have held a GS position in the last 52 weeks. Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the

GS-11

or higher grade within the Federal Civil Service (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) 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.

Your Official Personnel Folder (OPF) must contain transcripts that list the appropriate academic field (e.g., biology, mechanical engineering, economics, sociology, etc.) and all courses you have taken (including those failed) which appear to satisfy the qualification requirements of this position for which you are applying.

Education is qualifying only in those instances where the education is directly related to the position being filled.

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 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

:

Click

here

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
Hanscom AFB is located in a high cost of living area.

Your latest resume will be used to determine qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
NOTE REGARDING BASIS OF RATING:
Once the application process is complete, candidates’ qualifications will be determined based on an evaluation of their experience, education, training and answers to job specific questions.

BENEFITS:
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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government

  • Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:
http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp

https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click

here

.

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

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 employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Reemployment Annuitant:
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.

90-Day Register:
This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

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

1. Your resume

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 Monday, December 10, 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 798065. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

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

View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203FX 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.

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

:

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Online Application

(Questionnaire)

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Resume

(Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

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Transcripts

, if qualifying based on education

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Verification of eligibility,

SF50, DD214, etc.

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SF50 & Performance Appraisal w/rating(current), if Non-Air Force Federal employee

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Veterans’ Preference

  • a copy of your DD Form 214 which
must

include character of service

or

a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which

must

include service dates and character of service.

In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you

must

submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable)

and

a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

For more information on veterans’ preference click

here

.

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 OL DPIDOM

Phone: (937)257-2051

Email: NOT_ACCEPTEDDOM@WPAFB.AF

.MIL

Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel

DO NOT EMAIL

Dayton,
OH

45433

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