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Defense Finance and Accounting Service PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary Who may apply: Current or Former Permanent Federal Employees, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, Schedule A, Eligible Military Spouse Preference, Peace Corps and Vista applicants, Eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), and other Special Appointment Authorities applicants. This announcement will be used to fill positions with an entry grade of GS-09 or GS-11 with a target grade of GS-11. Responsibilities Serves as the Web Content Analyst for Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS). Oversees the content, design, and management of the agency?s internet and web-based services and sites, working with subject matter experts and content providers to design pages, approve content for publishing, and make changes to content, as needed. Evaluates community opinions by monitoring blogs and article comments, interviews, and related research through electronic media, and works in coordination with the Corporate Communications Office on developing appropriate responses. Coordinates planning, design, writing, editing, production and distribution of brochures, pamphlets, general command publications, photographs, video productions, other digital media and exhibits. Prepares multi-media presentations, including the selection of visual elements on a wide variety of subjects for delivery by Senior Level Leadership. For vacancies filled at less than the full performance level of the position, duties will be developmental in nature. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade within the federal service that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is required. For GS-09 - Specialized experience at the GS-07 level is defined as: writing and editing articles and other publications using Associated Press (AP) style; maintaining web page layout and content; creating and formatting supporting imagery, such as photographs and graphics, using Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent tools. For GS-11 - Specialized experience at the GS-09 level is defined as: applying advanced communication and analytical practices, methods, and techniques to resolve complex public affairs problems such as how to improve communications with the general public, employees and/or specialized groups about programs, policies, and practices; and tracking and evaluating communication effectiveness. Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks must meet the time in grade requirement. GS-09 Time-in-Grade: Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-07 or higher grade in Federal Service. GS-11 Time-in-Grade: Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09 or higher grade in Federal Service. Education GS-09 Substitution of Education for Experience: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree, may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html). GS-11 Substitution of Education for Experience: Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed higher-level graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html). Additional Information If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. Moving expenses will not be paid. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here. For positions where relocation is paid (see Location block of vacancy announcement), you can learn more about relocation allowances and entitlements. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition. Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment. A two year probationary or trial period may be required. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Travel requirement is Seldom (25% or Less). This position is covered by a bargaining unit. If selected at the GS-09 grade level, this position will be covered by formal training under the DFAS Career Acclimation Program (DCAP). The purpose of this program is to develop well-qualified, well-trained, high potential employees for future positions within DFAS. Promotion is conditional based on performance, successful completion of training, and availability of higher graded work. Participants who do not successfully complete the program may be separated. Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates who currently occupy a formal training program position will be entitled to exercise their priority preference. Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives)

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