Defense Finance and Accounting Service PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST in Indianapolis, Indiana
Summary Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) mission is to lead the DoD in finance and accounting by ensuring the delivery of efficient, exceptional quality pay and financial information. We take pride in serving the men and women who defend America. DFAS is seeking goal-oriented people who like a challenge and care about serving our country. We offer rewarding careers in finance, accounting, information systems, contracting services, human resources, clerical work and many other areas. 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 (GS-07 for the GS-09 Grade Level and GS-09 for the GS-11 Grade Level) within the federal service, which 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. Volunteer 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience. 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). Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be used to substitute for the specialized experience requirement. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Additional Information 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. A two year probationary period may be required. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date. 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. DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only. 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, Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible. Drug Testing is Not Required. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level. This position requires a NCS/None clearance. Employment in this position requires a background investigation which may delay your starting date. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the employment offer may be withdrawn. Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain and maintain a favorable security determination to occupy a sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain eligibility to occupy a sensitive position may result in termination. For more information see the security section of Understanding Vacancy Announcements.