U.S. Mint Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado

U.S. Mint
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Denver, CO
Work Schedule is Career/Career Conditional - Term (not to exceed 1 year, but may be extended up to 4 years)

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (12 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the Public Affairs and Exhibits Office at the United States Mint at Denver. The purpose of the position is to perform work involved in establishing and maintaining communications between Federal agencies, the general public, and various pertinent publics including internal, external, foreign or domestic audiences. This is achieved through marketing techniques, media relations, public affairs and information campaigns as well as liaison activities.


As a Public Affairs Specialist, you will:

  • Respond, in oral and written form, to requests for information by determining the nature of the request and the data required. Collect and assemble pertinent material and drafts the response using the format and style dictated by Departmental practices.
  • Participate in planning and implementing campaigns that convey information concerning the Department's programs to individuals and organizations served or affected by those programs.
  • Identify areas to be addressed in the campaign, characteristics and needs of the target audience, and most appropriate communication techniques. Develop and recommend approaches and media for disseminating information.
  • Develop written materials that transmit information concerning the nature and purpose of Departmental programs as well as items of concern to the general public or to special interest groups.
  • Advise program officials regarding the content and presentation of information materials submitted for dissemination or other information purposes.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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You must meet the following requirements within 14 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-09: Specialized experience is 1 year of experience at the GS-07 level or equivalent in either public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:

  • experience in participating in planning, designing, developing, and disseminating public affairs information and materials to inform and educate the public.


Education: A related master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Attach a copy of transcripts or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.


The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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

  • This is a bargaining unit position.

  • We offer opportunities for telework.


  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employmentto determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

  • 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 eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

Salary Range: $52,642.00 to $68,430.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1035-09/09

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: ; no prior Federal experience is required.

Control Number: 453297100

Job Announcement Number: 16-MINT-340-P