New job Public Affairs Specialist in Florida

Public Affairs Specialist

Company : US National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Salary : $53,793 - $69,929 a year
Location : Florida

Full Description



Serves as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Communication and Public Engagement Directorate, Outreach and Guest Operations Office. Responsible for the Digital Expansion to Engage the Public (known as DEEP) virtual platform. Ensuring virtual events are planned, implemented, and produced and enhance/improve KSC's and NASA's communication initiatives. Includes publicizing events and maintaining studio production equipment.


  • Duties described below are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.
  • Plans, coordinates, implements, and produces virtual speaking events for targeted audiences in support of KSC and NASA?s communication initiatives
  • Publicizes virtual events, assuring that targeted audiences are reached, including underserved and underrepresented populations
  • Serves as property end user for all virtual studio production equipment, assuring compliance with IT Security requirements and troubleshooting equipment malfunctions as needed
  • Identifies and recommends budgets and procurement actions for equipment and supplies to ensure efficient execution of virtual events
  • Evaluates virtual events to determine effectiveness and recommends areas for improvements based on feedback and lessons learned
  • Creates, maintains, and reports quarterly metrics of virtual events

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S
    • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
    • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement
    • This a bargaining unit position - American Federation of Government Employees - Local 513.


    You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

    To qualify for GS-09 level, you must have:
    a) One year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and/or producing virtual speaking events which contribute to meeting Agency and Center goals; evaluating events for effectiveness; and coordinating budget and procurement information related to virtual events.
    b) Completed all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree in an appropriate field
    c) Completed 2 full academic years of progressively higher graduate education in an appropriate field; or LL.B or J.D, if related
    d) Have an equivalent combination of experience and graduate study as discussed in a), b) and c) above

    Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Additional selections may be made for similar positions across NASA within the local commuting area(s) of the location(s) identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) within NASA. CTAP/ICTAP will be cleared for any additional selection from this announcement.

    This position is announced under Direct Hire authority.

    If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:
    • Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The questionnaire asks you to identify your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility.
    • Meet the minimum qualifications requirements for the position
    • Submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP as indicated in 'Required Documents'

    For additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, click here -

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

    You will be assessed on the following competencies:

    Planning and Evaluating
    Multimedia Technologies
    Public Communications and Outreach

    NASA considers 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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    A complete application package includes a resume, required documents and completion of the vacancy announcement questionnaire. Please see this guidance: What to include in your resume. Your resume should describe your specialized experience and support your answers to the vacancy announcement questionnaire.

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume

    While a transcript is the preferred proof of qualifying education, you may submit any of the following items:
    • An unofficial transcript
    • A copy of an official transcript
    • A copy of a degree (i.e. a picture or scan)
    • A list of completed/credited courses that includes, the title, course code, and number of semester, quarter or classroom hours for each course (i.e., BUAD- 101-Introduction to Business, 3 Semester hours)
    • If your qualifications are based on only education only, you must also provide your GPA.
    If you are using education to qualify for this position, you will lose consideration if you do not submit proof of your education. Documents must fully support the education requirements listed above. Incomplete documents or documents that do not show completion of required degree program or coursework may result in disqualification.

    There may be other supporting documents (licenses, certification, veterans preference, etc.), depending on your answers to the questionnaire and job announcement description, that you may have to submit, please verify your application.

    If you are a surplus or displaced employee (CTAP and ICTAP), submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes copies of your agency notice, most recent Performance Rating and most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

    Official documents are required at the time of appointment for verification of eligibility and qualifications.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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