Communications Manager

Knowesis Inc. Dahlgren , VA 22448

Posted 4 months ago

Position is contingent upon contract award

Knowesis is looking for subject matter experts to aid the Corporate Operations Department, Corporate Communications Division in providing strategic counsel, planning, and execution of communication for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Dam Neck Activity.

The Communications Manager will inform, promote, and market the successes of NSWCDD by:

  • Providing communication engagement support in Code 103 for NSWCDD Commander and Technical Director for approximately 100 - 125 engagement events each year

  • Planning, coordinating, and overseeing the execution of meetings and special events to include distinguished visitors, historic milestones, anniversaries, and community events

  • Coordinating transportation, multimedia and visual information support, amenities, accommodations, site surveys, and event design while following military traditions and protocol based on OPNAVINST_1710.7A, Social Usage and Protocol Handbook

  • Providing support for tracking and processing of approximately 600 technical review documents annually, using a government-furnished database

  • Answering phone calls or email inquiries on the status of reviews, tracking reviews through the review process, processing letters indicating the disposition of the technical review, mailing correspondence to submitters, filing completed reviews and archiving reviews older than three years

  • Providing publication editing and writing support to include edits for grammar, punctuation, spelling, clarity of sentences, format, and adherence to division guidelines

  • Preparing composition and illustration specifications and front elements of Administrative Publications, Technical Reports, Technical Notes, and Miscellaneous Publications

  • Organizing complex technical information so that it is effectively presented and communicated to the audience

  • Writing, proofreading, and editing scriptwriting, news releases, briefings, transcription of oral interviews, and special publication projects.

  • Providing editorial support to include creating, reviewing, editing and formatting publications, technical publications, reports, manuals, brochures, focus sheets, journals/magazines, journal articles, conference papers, white papers, programs, and awards

  • Using the Government's job-tracking entry form and Tracker Service Information Collection Modules (SICM) to record all requests, assign tracking number, describe job contents, and enter special instructions with metadata for each product produced.

Experience and Skills

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Active and current Secret DoD Security Clearance

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or Marketing and four (4) years of related experience OR 10 years related experience in the field of Public Relations, Public Affairs or Journalism

  • Demonstrated experience researching, conducting interviews, writing, editing, and obtaining release/approval for articles, feature stories, news releases, and statements, including electronic, web based, and hard copy material

  • Proven ability to support employee communication programs and products, media relations programs, community relations, special events, and provide photography support

  • Prior experience with Newport Enterprise Realtime Development Server (NERDS), Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, Microsoft Office Professional, AVS Video Converter, and Snagit10 screen capture software


About Knowesis

Founded in 2007, Knowesis Inc. has been providing data driven decisions and solutions to federal healthcare clients from day one. Our core capabilities include analytics and information management, planning and operations, and communication and engagement strategies. Knowesis' highly qualified, customer-focused professionals are committed to providing information and advice to enable client success through holistic, thorough, thoughtful, and aligned approaches. Our clients leverage these capabilities to support data driven decisions for their key business functions. Knowesis is dedicated to earning the loyalty of clients and staff through work ethic, collaboration, and humility. Our intent is to be a positive impact to our clients, team, and community.

Knowesis is Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) (CVE certified) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SBA certified 8a) with offices in San Antonio, Texas and Fairfax, Virginia. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package inclusive of medical, dental, and paid time off.

For more information about working with Knowesis, please visit our website at

Knowesis is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. Knowesis will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, Knowesis will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.

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Communications Manager

Knowesis Inc.