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U.S. Mint Public Affairs Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Summary

This position is located in the United States Mint-Philadelphia, Manufacturing Department, Plan Manager-PM, Office of Administration, Administration Division, Exhibits and Public Affairs Section. 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.

Responsibilities

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 20-MINT-527-P, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-11. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Plans, designs, develops, and disseminates public affairs information and materials to inform and educate the public and Mint staff about the US Mint’s mission, programs, products and services.

Developing and executing written materials, newsletters, presentations, events, exhibits and the building and maintenance of effective working relationships with specialized groups such as museums, historical groups, tourist agencies, government agencies, youth and school organizations, numismatic organizations, the news and documentary media and Mint employees. Establish, create, regularly publish and maintain the Philadelphia Mint newsletter. Support, through submitted photographs and articles, the Mint’s InfoMint newsletter published by the Office of Corporate Communications. Design, create and build new exhibits using Mint artifacts relative to the Mint’s history, mission and programs in the Mint’s public areas and for Mint employees in the secured areas of the Mint.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."

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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. Be sure all experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title, length of time performing the duties, and the name and contact information for the supervisor. We must be able to verify this experience in your resume in order for you to receive credit.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 14 days of the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes: Relaying information to various audiences utilizing a variety of formats (speaking to civic organizations/schools, managing and sending out social media posts, writing and providing news releases, etc.)

Communicating information on the program and its policies to diverse audiences. OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education. In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks. For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes: Using multimedia tools in executing communications strategies. AND

Writing, photography or videography for use in communicating information about an organization's programs, products or services. OR

Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education. In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-09, you must have been at the GS-07 level for 52 weeks. For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes: Using multimedia tools in planning and executing communications strategies. OR

1 full year of graduate level education or

Superior academic achievement In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-07, you must have been at the GS-05 level for 52 weeks.

Education

Additional 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.- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:- All employees are required to wear face masks while on MINT property.- A one year probationary period may be required. - Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required. - Must successfully complete a background investigation.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to 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 Systemor 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.- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
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