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Public Affairs Specialist

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Department Of The Army Natick , MA 01760

Posted 5 months ago

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About the Position: This position is located in the Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Garrison, Natick, MA. The mission of the U.S. Army Garrison

  • Natick (USAG-N) is to provide Natick, with the installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict, and to provide a quality of life for Soldier & Families commensurate with their service.

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Responsibilities

  • As a Public Affairs Specialist working for the Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Garrison
  • Natick, you will provide public affairs support to improve the understanding and recognition of the U.S. Army and the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC).
  • You will establish plans, coordinate, evaluate and execute information programs designed to improve the understanding and recognition of the U.S. Army and the NSSC among the general public, local community groups, and public officials.

  • You will identify information needs, develop objectives within the public affairs arena, and execute plans to achieve objectives. Additionally, you will coordinate and evaluate requests for speakers from community groups and internal organizations.

  • You will recruit speakers; advise speakers on speech content and presentation of speech material; prepare and maintain biographical data on speakers. Additionally you will:

  • Design, write, and oversee publication and dissemination of publicity materials, programs and handouts related to special events and ceremonies.

  • Research and prepare speeches, briefings and other special oral presentations for the command group.

  • Establish and maintain liaison with local community officials at the city, county, and state level, to include members of Congress and other political leaders, business leaders, civic organizations and citizens groups.

  • Ensure officials are apprised of significant installation activities and inform the Garrison Commander of significant community issues and concerns.

  • Provide support to Command Information and Media Relations/Public Information Branches, on an as-needed basis.

  • Maintain and build new collaborative relationships with a variety of North Eastern Sports Teams and Public Interest Groups to coordinate honorary events, special tours and visits, and to raise public awareness of the NSSC and the soldier community.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
9

  • Job family (Series)
    1035 Public Affairs

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • A Secret security clearance is required for duration of employment

  • Evening/holiday/weekend shift work may be required as mission dictates

  • Overnight Business travel is 10% of the time

  • Moderate lifting of up to 25 pounds on recurring basis required

  • Transcripts required if qualifying with education in lieu of experience

  • Relocation/moving expenses are not authorized

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education OR experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) developing written materials and conveying complex information for dissemination to employees and through the media; 2) planning, organizing and/or conducting various public affairs programs and functions; 3) designing, writing and overseeing publication and dissemination of publicity materials, programs and handouts related to special events/ceremonies; 4) establishing and maintaining working relationships with internal/external stakeholders, media representatives, and community groups.

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or, in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Journalism.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Communication Counsel

  • Communications and Media

  • Oral Communication

  • Writing

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html


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Public Affairs Specialist

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