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Program Support Specialist I (585887)

The Tatitlek Corporation

Program Support Specialist I (585887)

Arlington, VA
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Job specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

    SUMMARY:

    The Public Affairs/Media Relations Specialist 2 reports to the Diplomatic Security Public Affairs Director and Deputy Director. This position provides support to the Office with regard to diverse media relations, writing and editing, and special project support to the office’s internal and external communications programs. This position is assigned to the Diplomatic Security Office of Public Affairs (DS/PA).

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Supports and provides input to public affairs specialists in developing and implementing proactive strategies for delivering messaging to targeted internal and external audiences via digital, print and broadcast platforms
    • Responds to journalists’ queries, with approval from the Office Director or designee, for information or imagery as required, supports proactive media engagement efforts, and acts as after-hours/weekend press duty officer on a rotating basis
    • Drafts, edits and provides written products to include power point presentations, press guidance, speeches, talking points, social media and web content, articles, brochures, booklets, scripts, executive memos, and others as needed
    • Coordinates with graphic designers on special project, publication or digital design needs in support internal and external messaging
    • Assists in the creation and implementation of special projects and events from conception to implementation and after-action reporting as needed
    • Coordinates the Bureau’s press, speaking and publication clearances for Bureau personnel
    • Manages the office’s internal general mailbox, responding to queries and assigning messages to appropriate teams within the office and Bureau
    • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as the mission dictates.

    Required Skills

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

    • Must be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to obtain a SECRET clearance
    • Served as a Public Affairs/Media Relations Specialist 1 for at least 1 year or proven ability at that level
    • 3-5 years experience in governmental public affairs and media relations; foreign policy, international law enforcement and security experience a plus
    • Working knowledge of contemporary journalism standards, ethics, and techniques; newsroom experience a plus
    • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of writing, editing, and proofreading skills
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work independently or with little direction, and perform in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
    • Able to travel domestically and internationally as required
    • Ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to work across Department offices at all levels

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for frequently bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with the opportunity to move about. Occasionally there may be a need to move or lift moderately light items up to 35 pounds. Near visual acuity to review written documentation; ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to operate a telephone and keyboard; lift horizontally and vertically.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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    Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

    Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In addition, a satisfactory background screening, negative drug test, positive references and proof of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States and for TTI are required.

    NATIVE PREFERENCE APPLIES

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veterans status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or any other status protected by law

    Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

    • Must be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to obtain a SECRET clearance
    • Served as a Public Affairs/Media Relations Specialist 1 for at least 1 year or proven ability at that level
    • 3-5 years experience in governmental public affairs and media relations; foreign policy, international law enforcement and security experience a plus
    • Working knowledge of contemporary journalism standards, ethics, and techniques; newsroom experience a plus
    • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of writing, editing, and proofreading skills
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work independently or with little direction, and perform in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
    • Able to travel domestically and internationally as required
    • Ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to work across Department offices at all levels

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for frequently bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with the opportunity to move about. Occasionally there may be a need to move or lift moderately light items up to 35 pounds. Near visual acuity to review written documentation; ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to operate a telephone and keyboard; lift horizontally and vertically.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    _ _

    Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

    Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In addition, a satisfactory background screening, negative drug test, positive references and proof of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States and for TTI are required.

    NATIVE PREFERENCE APPLIES

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veterans status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or any other status protected by law