Public Affairs Specialist GS-1035-09

USDA Forest Service

About the organization

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is with the Southwestern Regional Office in Albuquerque, NM.

POC is Shayne L. Martin, Director, Office of Communication & Engagement

Cell Phone: 505-252-9928

Email: [email protected]

Duties

• Coordinates development and implementation of a variety of visitor outreach projects that include subject areas such as cultural resources, recreation, wildlife, botany, timber, and fire management. Develops training materials and programs and provides direction and training to staff in the implementation and use of visitor outreach materials.
• Stays abreast of technology trends and integrates new capabilities, when appropriate, to engage underserved communities, and communities that are disconnected from the outdoors, to garner inclusiveness and a deeper public understanding of the natural resources.
• Oversees the development and implementation of technologically enhanced public information campaign through collaboration and coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Develops creative content that communicates Forest Service policies, programs, and actions to educate and enhance public awareness. Ensures that the information program delivery is conveyed using a variety of media, networking tools; mobile technologies; digital technologies; and structured multicultural education tools. Presents materials that explain technical and scientific information in such a way that makes it understandable to many different audiences.

Qualifications

Masters degree in Communications, Journalism, or related academic area OR a bachelor's degree and at least 12 months of experience in a position closely related to public affairs.

Duties continued:

• Communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with specialists form a variety of technical and scientific disciplines to ensure information is consistent with Forest goals and objectives. Articulates prohibited activities derived from federal law, policy, and the National Forest plans to increase awareness and to enhance education.
• Participates in developing and administering annual work plans for public affairs within agency guidelines, policy, and direction. Monitors Forest user trends and makes recommendations to improve program effectiveness.

Salary

$53,770

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please reply with:
1. Resume
2. Transcripts
3. Letter or certificate of NCE
4. Cover letter recommended
5. References recommended

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