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WHAT IS THE Communications and Liaison (C&L) DIVISION? Communications & Liaison Division (C & L) touches every aspect of the IRS mission through its information-sharing activities ? from communicating internally with IRS employees to communicating with taxpayers, Congress and state and local agencies. From handling thousands of media contacts and information requests to helping taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities, C & L is vital to IRS operations.
WHAT DOES A PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST DO?
As an IRS Public Affairs Specialist in Internal Revenue Service your oral and written communication skills are essential for sharing information internally within IRS, and externally through the media. You'll prepare communication plans to meet specific objectives, and then develop such information vehicles as news releases, fact sheets, brochures, graphic presentations, feature articles, exhibits, speeches and personal appearances.
You will work with private contractors. You will work with stakeholders to develop and pitch key messages through internal presentations and external media calls.
As a Public Affairs Specialist you will:
Identify opportunities to use social media outlets to promote Servicewide policy and management initiatives
Consult with and support senior leadership to coordinate social media content and design in support of Servicewide initiatives
Interact with the highest levels of the Agency with respect to planning, development and use of social media tools.
Create successful social media campaigns using a wide variety of tools, and execute campaigns accurately and efficiently, developing strong relationships with internal and external customers
Establish and maintain standards and work processes to ensure that programs and delivery strategies are effective and efficient
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-09 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at the level of difficult and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with written and oral communication techniques and methods to assist in providing guidance and oversight on assigned communication programs. Experience planning, gathering, verifying and editing digital photography and creating/developing computer graphics/desktop publishing.
Experience with analytical methods to evaluate data and make appropriate recommendations. OR Master's or equivalent graduate degree.
OR Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education. OR LL.B. or J.D, if related.
GS-11 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with written and oral communication techniques and methods to assist in providing guidance and oversight on assigned communication programs. Experience with communication models and applications used to reach audiences effectively.
Experience developing content for print and web mediums directed at a diverse employee audience. Experience with analytical methods to evaluate data and make appropriate recommendations. OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education. OR LL.M. if related
GS-12 LEVEL: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with communication principles and making oral presentations and conducting meetings to obtain customer input on program issues. Experience applying a variety of approaches to communication programs and of developing effective messaging.
Experience with problem-solving techniques in order to resolve complex issues. Experience analyzing and developing recommendations from a wide array of conflicting and divergent information to assist program officials in achieving the information objectives of their programs.
For Grades 9 THRU 11: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.