Job Title: Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist
Date Posted: 07-23-2008
Job Location: Washington-Central/Yakima
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 1+ to 2 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:Above 90K
Company Name: District of Columbia Governmen
Contact Information: HR   Director (
Job Description:
Represents OCTO at conferences related to public relations and professional service delivery
activities; and as necessary, responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for
information from the media and the public.  

Briefs the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on newspaper, magazine, radio, and television
coverage related to issues that may have an impact on agency and District government

The incumbent for this position is responsible for developing, coordinating, directing, and
administering policies relating to all phases of public information and communication.  Duties
include but are not limited to researching, analyzing, and developing information materials
designed to reach local and national audiences through print, broadcast, and online news
media, trade publications, community groups, and District residents.  Performs background
research and composes speeches, opening statements, and testimony for the CTO, or the
designated representative, for presentation before the Council of the District of Columbia
and/or the Congress. 


Specialized Experience:  To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience
must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of
progression for the occupation in the organization.

Substitution of Education:  A substitution of education for required experience will be
allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards.  However, in order to receive credit,
applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: the following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation
process.  All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors.

         Ranking Factor #1: Demonstrated ability to use expert judgment to interpret the
intent of existing guidelines, identify areas of interest that need further development or
study, and evaluate the significance and impact of new developments in communications and
public information dissemination.

         Ranking Factor #2: Proven ability to quickly and thoroughly assimilate information
from a variety of sources, analyze the information, and develop an effective communication

         Ranking Factor #3: Ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple projects and
programs with diverse and competing demands.

         Ranking Factor #4: Proven knowledge of the principles of effective communications
and mass media with the ability to effectively develop, organize, and present ideas and
concepts to diverse groups orally and in writing.


Salary: $98,285 - $137,599

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


For Complete listing of the position, please consult the District's web site at - see "Employment Opportunities" reference #8657.

Questions may be referred to our internal HR Office at 202-727-2277
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