Public Affairs Specialist Job in CADIZ, KY

Vacancy No. 18-10249675-G-SK Department Forest Service
Salary $50,598.00 to $79,586.00 Grade 9 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/12/2018 Close Date 7/26/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 07/12/2018 to 07/26/2018

  • Salary

    $50,598 to $79,586 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9 - 11

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. Additional relocation benefits are not available.

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  • Duties



    This position is located on R8 LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES NAT REC AREA

    This position is located on a Forest Service unit where the incumbent performs a wide variety of activities in planning and implementing a comprehensive public affairs program.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact at Jared Backer at (270) 921-2195 or at

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    • Plans, directs, and implements a comprehensive public affairs program for the unit.
    • Analyzes or supervises the analysis and evaluation of public comments on Forest Service management issues.
    • Makes recommendations on best techniques to use in organizing analysis and evaluation process. Monitors public participation posture and public's perception of that posture.
    • Makes recommendations to management on new methods or procedures that will better involve the public and help interested persons recognize that their comments are being used in the decision making process.
    • Writes, edits, and prepares news releases and programs for press, radio, and television.
    • Writes, edits, and supervises the organization and layout of publications and other informational material used in the public affairs program and ensures that they conform to Agency and Government guidelines.
    • Responsible for informing interested publics, including other agencies, organizations, and individuals, of Forest Service activities and programs.
    • Coordinates the public participation program which is designed to involve interested publics in the decision making processes.
    • Advises managers as to the most effective methods of collecting and analyzing public comments.
    • Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with media representatives in the unit's zone of influence.
    • Contact with print and broadcast media on a regional and national level is required for some issues which generate regional or national interest.
    • Organizes and conducts public meetings, workshops, field trips, or other forums designed to foster public participation.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for meetings and trainings.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

  • Requirements
  • Required Documents
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  • How to Apply
  • Fair & Transparent

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