Public Affairs Specialist job in Miami FL at US Department of Homeland Security

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Employer - US Department of Homeland Security
Job title - Public Affairs Specialist
Job Description
Duties Summary
As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Public Affairs, Media Relations Division in Miami, Florida.

This position starts at a salary of $81,723.00 (GS-12, Step 1) to $106,245.00 (GS-12, Step 10) with promotion potential to $126,336 (GS-13 Step 10).

Listed are some of the duties required for this position:
Manages news media coverage of Agency programs and operations including developing relationships with media, pitching stories and providing information on agency policies and procedures;
Keeps abreast of current events and potential news items related to the Agency including providing guidance, assistance and consultation to field leadership relating to responding to specific requests from media, the public, specialized groups and community and governmental entities;
Develops and disseminates material that effectively informs the public of the Agency's policies programs services and activities;
Creates communication materials such as Public Affairs Guidance, Communication Plans, Media Event Plans, media advisories, news releases, blog and micro-blog posts and agency statements; and
Manages social media engagement; creates social media content and measures performance.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status
No Promotion Potential
Job family (Series)
1035 Public Affairs

Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
Qualifications Experience: You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
Creating and writing informational materials designed to reach external audiences through various channels including both traditional media (print/radio broadcast/television broadcast) and social media;
Writing communication plans that establish key messages and coordinating the release of information to news media and other stakeholders;
Providing information concerning recent news events and news items to news media sources; and
Communicating an agency's policy to outside groups and officials. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including vo
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Job Location Miami, FL
Date Posted 22 Jun 2020
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