PROTOCOL & COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Posted on: April 10, 2021
An official website of the United States government GS-07:
$47,854.00 to $62,212.00; GS-09: $58,535.00 to $76,094.00 Current
permanent employees of the Department of Navy (DON), current or
former time-limited employees that occupied a position located at a
Defense Industrial Base Facility (DIBF) or Major Range and Test
Facilities Base (MRTFB), DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)
eligibles You will serve as a Protocol & Communication Specialist
in the Office of the Director at OCHR SILVERDALE OPERATIONS
- You will serve as communication specialist and liaison for all
employee publications and presentations; determining theme and
content for print and video publications.
- You will prepare publications and presentations in different
modes to include virtual sessions (e.g., Microsoft Teams, DISA or
DCS conference calls).
- You will prepare publications and presentations for daily and
weekly automated messages, closed circuit TV monitors, social media
outlets, and a printed and on-line newsletter.
- You will maintain, update and progress work within the
organization for the Director and Deputy; ensuring that deadlines
are met for the Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR), military
and civilian officials.
- You will perform special projects for Director, and Deputy and
Department Heads as needed; projects involve research, writing and
data analysis as well as coordination and collaboration with others
both within and outside of the organization. Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to
successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
- Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or
final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to
obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in
the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
- This position may require travel from normal duty station to
CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must
be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended
periods of time. Qualifications Your resume must demonstrate at
least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the
GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent
experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience
must demonstrate the following: Applying analytical techniques to
solve organizational problems which may impact the workforce,
customers, and image of the activity and Headquarters.
Additional qualification information can be found from the
following Office of Personnel Management web site:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. Education
Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:
- One full year of graduate level education; OR
- Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree with superior
academic achievement; OR
- A combination of experience and graduate education as described
above that equates to one year of experience. Additional
information This position is covered by the Department of Defense
Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee
fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to
report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the
Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of
Navy's Employment Information Center.
Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is
subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy
policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be
Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority
consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined
to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at
the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills,
abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the
competitive referral criteria for the specific position.
This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc
telework at the discretion of management.
If selected below the full performance level, you may be
noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after
meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of
management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. You will
be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above. In order to qualify for this position, your
resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education,
knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the
specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume
is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and
abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage
you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
When the application process is complete, we will review your
resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification
requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based
on the information provided in your resume and responses to the
Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting
documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the
- EVENT PLANNING AND COORDINATION
- WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive
awards in your resume as that information may be taken into
consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be
required to provide supporting documentation.
If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a
determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or
experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect
your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect your rating or consideration for employment.
All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Background checks and security clearance You are required to
provide documentation that supports the eligibility and
qualification claims made in your resume and assessment
questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed here
and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the
announcement questionnaire with your application package.
Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully
support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager.
Cover letter is optional.
A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant
experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must
show complete information for each job entry to support minimum
qualifications. The following information should be provided in
your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your
application package: employer's name, starting and end dates
(Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g.
GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to
ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume
Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.
Are you applying for a promotion? If you are a current GS employee
applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold
you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next
lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the
last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower
grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from
this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to
determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. If you are a
DoD employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF- 50(s) from MyBiz
Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or
possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the
Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required.
If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials,
you must submit a copy of said document in your application
Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the
experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for
this position? Check the Education section above to see what is
allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or
assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be
supported by submitting with your application official or
unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned,
completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from
your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for
initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be
required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a
copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be
Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming
sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest
DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any
copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of
service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter
that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND
character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple
periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of
service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned
information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not
sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of
Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor
Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans'
If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must
submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active
Duty as described above for 5-point preference.
You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of
your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described
on Standard Form-15 (SF-15).
Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members
are required to submit a statement of service printed on command
letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must
provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the
expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service
(Honorable, General, etc.).
Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include
supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources
Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information
such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and
marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone
other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said
personal information before you submit your application. You must
provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are
selected. If you are relying on your education to meet
qualification requirements: Failure to provide all of the required
information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an
ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. A career with
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application
Package which includes:
1. Complete resume with relevant experience, job title, duties and
accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for
each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following
information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable
to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name,
starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan,
series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal
experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential
information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your
2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the
assessment questionnaire click here:
3. Supporting documentation
Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an
ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and
all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern
Standard Time (EST) on 04/09/2021. Applications received after
04/09/2021 will generally result in an ineligible rating and loss
of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the
last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a
previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:
https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status,
and click on the more information link under the application status
for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours
to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you
to review and track the status of your application.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact
Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy
announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses
listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be
destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information
in their resume and documents are legible and accurate. HR will not
modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. Address OCHR
SILVERDALE OPERATIONS CENTER
3230 NW Randall Way
Silverdale, WA 98383
US When the application process is complete, your complete
application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting
documents) will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring
eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested
consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided
in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your
supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge,
skill, and ability related to the job requirements.
Generally, only best qualified candidates will be referred to the
hiring manager. Sometimes well qualified andminimally qualified
candidates are referred. Occasionally, candidates eligible for
priority consideration are referred, and no other candidates are
The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews.
You will be notified of our rating and referral decision. If you
are referred, you will be notified when a hiring decision is
NOTE: Due to COVID19, if you have any questions or need assistance,
please email the DON Employment Information Center at
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transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment
Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not
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accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application process should follow the instructions in the job
opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring
process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly.
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any
change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are
usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply
for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job
benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies
must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have
an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation
at any time during the application or hiring process or while on
the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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