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Public Affairs Specialist Needed at the US Department of Treasury


Public Affairs Specialist
Department Of The Treasury 317 reviews – Washington, DC
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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)   develops and produces United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. As a   primary function, the BEP prints billions of dollars each year for delivery   to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The Board of   Governors of the Federal Reserve System operates as the nation’s central bank   and serves to ensure that adequate amounts of currency and coin are in   circulation. With production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth,   Texas, the BEP is the largest producer of federal government security   documents in the United States.

This position is located within the Division of Public   Service, Office of External Relations. The incumbent serves as a Public   Affairs Specialist and coordinates the outreach activities associated with   the Bureau Tour Program, Visitor Center, exhibit and sales promotional activities   associated with the Bureau Tour Program, Visitor Center, exhibit and sales   promotional activities and provide assistance and/or guidance to ensure that   the Bureau is serving the public interest.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit   promotion procedures for status (current, or former permanent, Federal   employees in competitive positions or individuals who are eligible to apply   under special appointing authorities) applicants under announcement   2012-026M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING   AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.


A full-field background and/or Security Investigation may   be required.

This position may require employee to serve a 1-year   probationary period.

Successfully completes urinalysis test prior to your   appointment.

The following are the duties of this position:
Coordinates the BEP Tour Program by providing direction   to the tour staff and other Bureau components that need to be informed about   the functions associated with the BEP Tour Program.

Maintains all the physical, technical, and aesthetic   elements associated with the tour areas both inside and outside of the   Bureau.

Recommends and coordinates all outreach activities   associated with the Bureau tours with a special emphasis on the congressional   tour outreach program and other visitor destinations in the DC area.

Works with a cross section of Bureau components to   develop relevant data in support of program initiatives.

Responds to numerous queries via telephone, mail, and   coordinates replies regarding the Bureau’s products, program policies, and   corresponds as applicable.

Conducts research and submit survey results to senior   management for implementation when necessary.

Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for   the GS-09 level: * Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at   least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service that includes experience   such as: coordinating and leading public tours; project management;   maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, the public,   congressional staff and representatives of the tour and travel industry;   operating a visitors center; communicating effectively both orally and in   writing; communicating policy and procedures to the public; participating at   expos, forums with the purpose of educating stakeholders about the program;   writing and reporting results; crisis communication; and understanding of   basic contract regulations; OR have a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree   or 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a   degree or LL.B. or J.D. if related; OR have a combination of graduate   education and experience.

Please note that if you do not provide all required   information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered   for this position or will not receive the special consideration for which you   may be eligible.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer   applicants:
1. Resume

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire

3. Minimum Requirements : Your application must show   that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience   required for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you   do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your   application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

4. Rating : Your application will be evaluated in   the following areas:

Tour Maintenance, Computer Skills, Written Communication,   Oral Communication and Contract Regulations.

Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible   candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories,   Gold, Silver, or Bronze depending on your experience related to this   position. Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed.   Preference eligible will be listed at the top of their assigned category and   considered before non-preference eligible in that category. Qualified   preference eligible with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or   more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

5. Referral : If you are among the top qualified   candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for   consideration and possible interview. First consideration will be given to   CTAP/ICTAP eligible in the commuting area.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualification   requirements, CTAP/ICTAP eligible must be ranked in the Gold category.
For more information on the Career Transition Assistance   Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), please   click here Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career   Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) )

We recommend that you preview the online questions for   this announcement before you start the application process.
To preview questions please click here .

We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values   diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous – helping you to   reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health,   well-being, and your family needs.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Transit        Subsidies
  • On-site        Fitness Center
  • Opportunities        for Alternate Work Schedules (AWS)

Learn more about Federal benefits programs   at: BENEFITS

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A   background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will   be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background   investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these   requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The   background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and   Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants   exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires,   especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal   drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security   documents or during the background investigation process may result in an   immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your   interim clearance (if applicable).

For operational efficiency, The Bureau of Engraving and   Printing (BEP) shuts down operations for all non-emergency personnel during   the December January Holiday Season for one week (approximately 40 work hours).   BEP employees should plan to take annual leave during this period. The   shutdown period for the 2012 Holiday Season is December 22 nd through January   1 st .

We may select from this announcement or any other source   to fill one or more vacancies.

We will not pay relocation expenses.

This announcement can be used to fill like positions   within 180 days of closing date.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this   position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a        one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a        Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for        Federal employment.
  • Submit to a        drug test prior to your appointment.
  • If you are a        male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have        registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having        to do so.
  • Have your        salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct        Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a        Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of        identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of        the identity and employment eligiblity of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Undergo income        tax verification.
  • Successfully        complete a background investigation.

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