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Public Affairs Specialisy

NOAA Fisheries
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Long Beach, CA Sacramento, CA Santa Rosa, CA Boise, ID, Portland, or OR Seattle, WA
Job Description:

As a Public Affairs Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

• Advise management on the possible public and media reactions to proposed policy statements, in order to plan and implement comprehensive public affairs campaigns aimed to enhance the understanding of the agency's programs among the general public and specialized groups.

• Design, execute, and evaluate the information programs that communicate agency policies, programs, and actions to the West Coast Region’s (WCR) initiatives and programs.

• Develop new information materials including news releases, fact sheets, brochures, booklets, broadcast spots, etc., that increase communication with the agency's various publics and constituents.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with media and people representing differing or opposing points of view or interests to encourage understanding and support of agency programs, policies, and procedures.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.


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 volunteer experience.


To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level:


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:


Maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and

Assisting with implementing recommendations to improve an organization’s communication practices and approaches; and

Contributing to the development of informational materials that enhance an organization’s communication efforts.



SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.




COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above.


NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying for combination.


* Payment of relocation incentives may be authorized for current Federal employees only. 


* Payment of recruitment incentive may be authorized.

$66,214 - $126,742 per year

NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees.

How to Apply:

Please apply via USAJobs using the following link:

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