Job Title: Public Affairs Specialist
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Job Announcement Number on USAJobs.com: R3-11-518215-LO
Incumbent serves as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of the Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for External Affairs in the Regional Office at Bloomington, Minnesota. This office provides public affairs, legislative affairs and Native American Desk Officer support services to the eight states of the Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region.
This position focuses on the issues and activities of the Regional Chief for National Wildlife Refuge Systems in Region 3. The incumbent serves as a primary contact for Refuges on public affairs, media relations, special events, environmental information, and outreach issues and is a key contributor to the development, improvement, control and efficiencies of programs and policies related to public affairs and outreach.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized for this position as described in the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.
The duties may include but are not limited to the following:
By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below.
To qualify at the GS-13Specialized Experience
: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12) in the Federal service is required. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Public Affairs Specialist. Examples of specialized experience include workpreparing news releases and audio visual materials to convey and clarify information about mission, operations, programs and activities to the news media and general public. Experience must include developing public affairs and environmental outreach materials, media relations, and special event planning.