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National Institute of Food and Agriculture Public Affairs Specialist (Digital Media) in Kansas City, Missouri

Summary

This position is located in Communications Staff (CS) of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Kansas City, MO. The primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance in support of NIFA's digital communications products and services, including web and social media.

Responsibilities

Provides coordination and assistance for day-to-day operations of an organization's website and social media channels, working with a communications team, staff, partners, and contractors.

Analyzes internal and external requirements and makes recommendations for effective and efficient ways to meet those requirements on all digital platforms.

Provides support and assistance to the Communications Staff on communications campaigns that incorporate Web and digital strategies.

Supports Communications Managers on matters concerning organization's digital communications content on its public facing website, Intranet site, social media, and related web and digital communications management.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. GS-09

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-09 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-07 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience providing assistance for day-to-day operations of an agricultural or higher education website or social media channels; supporting print, audio, or visual communication projects; and putting information together for release clearance or distribution.

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. Related degrees may include agricultural communication; journalism; mass communication.

OR

A combination of education and experience. GS-11

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience providing coordination for day-to-day operations of an agricultural or higher education website or social media channels; supporting print, audio, or visual communication projects; coordinating release clearance and distribution; and recommending new communications methods and practices.

OR

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. Related degrees may include agricultural communication; journalism; mass communication

OR

A combination of education and experience. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional Information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified based on an evaluation of the following competencies:

Communications and Media, Quality Management, and Web Technology. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer. Selections made under this authority will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would therefore be given a new appointment to the civil service. This is Bargaining Unit position. *This Position is being filled through OPM's government-wide Direct-Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all U.S. Citizens. Your application will be evaluated for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience and/or education meet the minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and other basic requirements will be referred and are eligible for selection. *

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