Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Communications Specialist in Rockville, Maryland
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Rockville, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (5 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (2 day(s) away)
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This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the Office of the Administrator (OA), Office of Communications (OC) located in Rockville, MD.
Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.
Develops and implements communication and marketing programs, projects, and strategies for the general public and other audiences.
Applies communication theories and models to communication campaign development.
Develops and manages communication projects funded extramurally.
Consults and trains on program and project implementation to internal and external groups.
Develops, tests, and disseminates science and audience-based products, tools and messages to different audiences in a variety of formats.
Collects data from programs for the development of health communication strategies and products.
Develops and presents printed, electronic, and audiovisual materials for technical and lay audiences, scientific journals, and Internet and/or other mass-media outlets.
Reviews and edits materials developed by staff to ensure program objectives are being met.
Ensures that documents conform to policy.
Recommends channels and media formats.
Researches and evaluates activities related to health communication and marketing.
Conducts audience research, collects feedback from consumers, monitors communication channel use, monitors audience demand for materials and publications, conducts environmental scans another evaluative tactics.
Implements summative evaluation of communication campaigns and programs.
Report the results of research and evaluation activities.
Administers and manages program resources and administrative processes.
Prepares budgets for health communication initiatives and manages communication clearance processes.
- Not Required
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Background investigation clearance required.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) in the normal line of progression for this occupation as stated below.**
At the GS-*11* level:
Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level of Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Supporting the Director, Office of Communications, in the agency's efforts to increase employee awareness of key agency-wide and Center/Office initiatives and activities, and as a result, increase employee engagement, empowerment and connectedness, capitalize on efficiencies in processes and resource use, and reduce duplication of effort; knowledge and experience in public health programs and campaigns; strong communications, inter/intra-agency coordination, program analysis and project management skills; successfully coordinating internal communication and message development to ensure that vital information reaches various internal audiences through multifaceted communication channels including, but not limited to, the Intranet, audiovisual, email, visual/collateral material, and in-person meetings; contributing content for an agency-wide newsletter, and the Intranet or Sharepoint. The incumbent will work with federal managers and staff on strategies to help promote employee job satisfaction and interpersonal communication.
OR have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.
OR have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.
OR have an LL.M., if related;
OR have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and doctoral education as described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
At the GS-*12* level:
Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level of Federal service. Specialized experience includes: supporting the Director, Office of Communications, in leading the agency's efforts to increase employee awareness of key agency-wide and Center/Office initiatives and activities, and as a result, increase employee engagement, empowerment and connectedness, capitalize on efficiencies in processes and resource use, and reduce duplication of effort; knowledge and experience in public health programs and campaigns; strong communications, inter/intra-agency coordination, program analysis and project management skills. Experience in developing and implementing agency-wide internal communications strategies and plans; successfully coordinating internal communication and message development to ensure that vital information reaches various internal audiences through multifaceted communication channels including, but not limited to, the Intranet, audiovisual, email, visual/collateral material, and in-person meetings; developing and publishing an agency-wide newsletter; developing and managing web content for internal communications using the Intranet and Sharepoint. Experience in leading or participating in teams or workgroups related to employee engagement. The incumbent will work with federal managers and staff on strategies to help promote employee job satisfaction and interpersonal communication.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 of this vacancy announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
*Conditions of Employment: *
Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and appropriate disciplinary action.
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and, as a condition of continued employment, obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Financial disclosure statement is required for the GS-12.
One-year probationary period may be required.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Drug Screening Required: No
Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
Student loan repayment inventive authorized: No
Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.
Veterans Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans preference see www.fedshirevets.gov.
CTAP/ICTAP: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To be well-qualified for this position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the qualification requirements of the position. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp
Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.
Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1001-11/12
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453062000
Job Announcement Number: HHS-SAMHSA-DE-17-1822745