Public Affairs Specialist (Title 32)

Department Of The Air Force Saint Joseph , MO 64503

Posted 2 months ago

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THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a GS-1035-11 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (Title 32), Position Description Number D2382000 in FAC 104B00 and is part of the MO 139th Airlift Wing.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This position is a Temporary vacancy NTE One Year in the Excepted Service. This is a bargaining position. SEE NOTES UNDER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT BELOW.

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Responsibilities

  • Assists the Public Affairs Officer in the formulation of long-range plans and policies to enhance public understanding, support and acceptance of Public Affairs programs and/or activities statewide.

  • Researches and develops informational materials and complete communication campaigns for release to audiences through electronic and newspaper media.

  • Prepared materials explain or describe the mission of the National Guard, National Guard accomplishments, policies, programs or actions taken to ensure the National Guard's compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements.

  • Responds to media requests for information of both a routine and controversial nature.

  • Prepares or assembles information kits and edits informational materials drafted by subordinate public affairs specialists.

  • Releases photographs and/or feature stories to the news media, coordinates media interviews with subject matter experts and arranges photographic and electronic media coverage of newsworthy events.

  • Maintains close working relationships with officials of various civic, media and community groups.

  • Provides training on Public Affairs program policies, practices and processes.

  • Creates new or adapts or modifies accepted communication campaign formats to reach a target audience with a specific message.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    1035 Public Affairs

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Under a temporary appointment, the employment is subject to termination at any time.

  • This position can be filled up to four years as long as funds are available to support it.

  • In the event a permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) employee is selected, and is willing to accept the temporary appointment, that employee will relinquish permanent status.

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Air National Guard recruiter at 1-800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position.

  • This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Missouri National Guard prior to the effective date of placement.

  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

  • Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment or termination, contact the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 or at St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339 for any questions concerning recoupment or termination.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.

Qualifications

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: ENLISTED

Since the position is temporary in nature, the compatibility requirements will be waived for a period of time not to exceed one year. Selecting official must verify that selected individual is currently assigned to a military unit in the Missouri National Guard and that the selection does not create grade inversion.

Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor (grade inversion).

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, investigative, and/or technical work that demonstrates your ability to evaluate information and/or utilize analytical skills to disseminate effective communication; and use computers and automation systems.

GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training involving a thorough knowledge of writing and communication principles, methods and techniques that relate to public affairs of the military; developing new information materials including news releases, fact sheets, brochures, booklets, broadcast spots, etc., that increase communication with the agency's audiences; making on-the-spot presentations to audiences with opposing points of view or erroneous understanding of agency positions; and responding timely and

appropriately to requests for information concerning agency programs and services.

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Public Affairs Specialist (Title 32)

Department Of The Air Force