Summary: The ideal candidate sought for the position of Media Specialist will partnership with local affiliates of national media organizations placing a high emphasis on building and solidifying partnerships with news media to promote and support Decennial Census Operational efforts.
EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience coordinating and assisting with conducting media interviews and press conferences; participating in media events by scheduling and securing media support; and coordinating external media inquiries, requests, and access to events.
EDUCATION : Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. OR J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience conducting media interviews and press conferences; developing creative ways to keep the public informed; developing and maintaining databases; and providing media training to management staff.
EDUCATION : Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree ORLL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience implementing media strategies; working with a variety of media outlets such as television, radio, newspapers, and journals to establish partnerships; addressing questions and concerns, resolving problems, and renegotiating partnerships; writing and editing technical materials for public and/or internal audiences.
EDUCATION : No substitution of education for experience is permitted.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.
The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.
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