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Public Relations Position in Washington, DC

Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!

Opportunity to practice social media and public relations at a dynamic and historic Federal agency. Come be part of GPO’s Public Relations Office, which serves as the platform in communicating agency news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and other social media channels to enhance GPO’s public image.

Looking for candidates who have social media and public relations experience in a U.S. Congressional office or committee, or at a commercial television broadcast network or affiliate, served as a professional reporter covering Congress, politics, or the Federal Government. Must be able to create and execute social medial campaigns, provide social media analytics, offer ideas of emerging platforms, write press releases and be able to research a variety of assigned topics.

This position is located in the Public Relations Office a staff office to the Agency Director. Under the direction of the Chief Public Relations Officer, the incumbent coordinates and performs a wide variety of duties designed to support agency public relations functions.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.


As a Public Relations Specialist, your typical work assignments may include the following:

- Collaborate with internal/external sources to create, manage and analyze social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and blogs.

- Write social media content using digital images, video, and graphics.

Create, monitor and report analytics for measuring the impact of social media campaigns.

- Analyze social media data and user feedback to understand user trends and effectiveness.

- Identify opportunities for GPO to expand marketing efforts through social media.

- Ensure social media content meets accessibility standards, policy and legal requirements.

- Research, draft press release for distribution to media outlets and public.

- Write and produce video scripts on GPO topics.

- Conduct interviews, log and transcribe information for agency videos.

- Manage and maintain media contact lists.

- Manage and maintain daily news clippings of GPO coverage.

- Communicate with news reporters and relay their inquiries to Chief Public Relations Officer.

- Organize and conduct tours of GPO for agency guests.

Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship is Required.

- Selectees must pass a drug test prior to appointment.

- Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

- Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.

- Confidential Financial Disclosure report required.

To qualify for the Public Relations Specialist, PG -1035-11, you must meet the following requirements:

Selective Placement Factor(s)

This position includes Selective Placement Factor(s) (Skill, Knowledge, Ability, or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor(s) for this position are listed below:

- One year of public relations social media experience in a Federal congressional office, and/or working closely with a Federal congressional committee; or for a commercial TV broadcast network or affiliate and/or print/digital media covering Federal legislative politics and policymaking.

- One year of social media experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to communicate Federal legislative perspectives, policy, and/or other Federal legislative branch functions and work to organizational constituents, stakeholders, customers, and employees.

- One year of experience using social media analytic tools and processes to gather and present data to enable informed and insightful information-driven decisions for Federal legislative perspectives, policy, and/or Federal legislative branch functions and work.

In addition to the Selective Placement Factor(s), to qualify for this position at the PG-11 grade level, you must also meet the following specialized experience:

Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience at the PG-09 (or equivalent) level or higher which is directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience includes performing work that involves the following: writing and editing a variety of professional internal and external media products for a Congressional office, Federal agency, organization or company. These included: news releases, scripts, talking points, feature articles, briefings, testimony, exhibits, and brochures, fact sheets that integrate an organization or Agency’s themes and messaging; AND developing, researching social media content and managing social media platforms as an official representative of a Congressional office, Federal agency, organization or company. Platforms included Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and other social media platforms.


Applicant must possess a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (or equivalent) degree in a field related to this position; OR LL.M., if related.


Applicant must possess a combination of experience and education that equals at least 100% of the total requirement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume, and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility.

For additional info contact Tonshia Corbett or visit

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Posted by Lauren Flum on 10.05.2017 @ 00:00:00