Public Affairs Officer


National Geospatial Intelligence Agency


Posted Under: Richmond Heights, Missouri jobs in Other; Other jobs
Posted On: 2020-02-14

Cover Letter

Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.

Band 03 $64,948 - $133,465

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.

For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html

Position Summary

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Public Affairs Officers develop and execute integrated communication plans to build awareness and support for policy decisions and Agency initiatives. They develop and execute media and community relations programs, stakeholder communication plans and programs, and NGA's internal and external engagements. They advise NGA leadership on likely public and employee reactions to Agency policies and programs. They identify communication needs, develop and produce a wide range of tailored informational products, and evaluate the effectiveness of communications plans and programs.

Additional Position Info

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Corporate and Business Operations Career Service mission is to attract, develop, and retain a professional, competent, highly skilled, certified, and diverse workforce to achieve NGA's mission. NGA is a center of excellence whose people are dedicated to attracting, developing, sustaining, and engaging a world-class geospatial-intelligence workforce. We work throughout the agency and beyond to drive leading edge corporate strategy policy initiatives and play a pivotal role in enabling NGA's customers to achieve their desired outcomes. We are seeking dynamic Public Affairs Officers to join us in this exciting work.

Duties and responsibilities:

* Conduct public affairs activities, including media relations, interviews, content development, subject-matter expert preparation and training, etc., in support of NGA strategic goals and the agency mission to ensure internal and external audiences receive timely, accurate and relevant information.
* Serve as agency spokesperson for media relations and community outreach initiatives to advance NGA's public affairs needs; adhere to internal information security policies.
* Develop regular and recurring content consistent within NGA public affairs standards and in line with Associated Press standards for print and broadcast journalism.
* Respond to non-FOIA requests for interviews and agency-related information.
* Maintain NGA's unclassified web presence and social media platforms to ensure timely, accurate and relevant content is communicated to target audience.
* Develop communication campaign plans that support NGA mission goals and objectives.

Mandatory Qualification Reqs

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

* Experience as a public affairs professional in a corporate environment.
* Demonstrated experience writing in Associated Press style for internal and external publications, including public Web content, social media and internal communication platforms.
* Demonstrated experience in communication planning, including identifying strategic outcomes, developing communication metrics, target audience analysis and implementing all tactical aspects of communication planning.
* Demonstrated media relations experience, including development of themes, messaging and subject matter expert training, interactions with public news outlets and media professionals.
* Demonstrated experience identifying newsworthy elements and accurately and succinctly communicating in writing those elements in news, news releases, and feature articles in a journalistic style using the Associated Press guidelines.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Communications or a related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in the provision of communications strategies, activities, tactics, and advice to agency leadership, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in the provision of communications strategies, activities, tactics, and advice to agency leadership, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

Highly Desired Skills

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

* A degree in journalism, communications, or related field, or a graduate of the Defense Information School Public Affairs Course.
Experience in SharePoint and Web development.
* Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, photography and graphic design.
* Experience editing journalism products for content, style, grammar and punctuation
* Experience related to the Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community and national security issues.
* Experience developing organizational strategy, policy and crisis communications.

Who Can Apply

External Applicants Only

How To Apply - External

Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Notes

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period - Direct Deposit Required
* Direct Deposit Required

DCIPS Disclaimer NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.

How Will I Be Evaluated?

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
* Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
* Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Job Requirements

You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

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