Job Title: Public Affairs Specialist - SV-1035-J
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Transportation Security Administration
Sub Agency: Transportation Security Administration
Job Announcement Number: HQ-SCPA-11-385080
SALARY RANGE: $88,648.00 - $137,402.00 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, August 22, 2011 to Wednesday, August 31, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: SV-1035-J/J
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: J
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Arlington, VA
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all U.S. Citizens.
Play an important role in fulfilling the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems. From Human Resources Specialists to Program Analysts, a diverse group of professionals help us ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce.
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, we serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, we secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.
For additional information about our agency please go to http://www.tsa.gov/join/index.shtm.
Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
Must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
Must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening and be subject to random drug tests.
Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.
Additional Duty Location Info: Arlington, VA
This Public Affairs Specialist position is located in the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCPA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the Press Secretary and senior representative/liaison working with Federal and stakeholder partners. You will utilize your expert knowledge and mastery of advanced public affairs principles, concepts, regulations, practices, analytical methods, and techniques (internet, print, TV, and radio) on a variety of transportation security and TSA related issues.
Typical assignments include:
Conducting on-camera and/or on the record interviews about sensitive, complex and potentially crisis situations, sometimes with no advance notice.
Serving as a senior representative and liaison from the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs working with Federal and stakeholder partners.
Providing guidance on information to be released to the public, and approaches necessary to gain public understanding and acceptance of TSA policies and programs.
Planning and conducting events to demonstrate agency initiatives to the news media.
Responding to breaking news situations with an in-depth understanding of agency operations; willing to be available beyond normal business hours to respond to quickly evolving transportation security incidents and issues.
U.S. Citizenship Required. TSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please apply online at https://tsajobs.tsa.dhs.gov or call 1.877.872.7990.