The following Department of Defense Expeditionary Civilian (DoD-EC) Workforce position available is: PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST. Volunteering to deploy gives civilians an extraordinary opportunity to use their capabilities, experience, and knowledge while directly supporting operations of national interest. Individuals can volunteer to fill critical functions supporting the U.S. Military in foreign locations, to include Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait & Qatar.Learn more about this agency
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Complete resume with relevant experience where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary. If you are a current or previous federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).
2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10363393
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 05/31/2019. Applications received after 05/31/2019 may 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. Candidates having obtained command support will be placed in a capability based volunteer pool until a requirement is becomes available. You will be notified once a requirement becomes available and matches your skills. No additional notification will be made.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents contact Department of Navy Expeditionary Civilian Program at OCHRSTE_EC_inquiries@navy.mil.
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 announcement.
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.
When the application process is complete, your application 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.
Best qualified applicants will be provided documentation to obtain command support of a possible deployment. The Program Manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Candidates having obtained command support will be placed in a capability based volunteer pool until a requirement is made. You will be notified once a requirement is made. No additional notification will be made.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A final offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact DoD-EC at OCHRSTE_EC_inquiries@navy.mil. 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 (SSN and DOB). 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 may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. While deployed with the DoD-EC Workforce in a TDY status, you are eligible to continue your current Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage, but deployment creates a "qualifying life event" for purposes of FEHB if you are covered by a FEHB Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) since you will be outside of the geographic area from which the FEHB carrier accepts enrollments or provides coverage. You may contact the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS) for further information. The link for EBIS contact information is https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/Benefits/Point%20of%20Contact/Contact_Information.pdf. While deployed with the DoD-EC Workforce in a TDY status, you are eligible to continue your current Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Coverage (FEGLI); deployment does not cancel FEGLI coverage. Additionally, if you deploy in support of a contingency operation and if as a civilian employee you have previously waived some or all FEGLI coverage, you may elect the following FEGLI coverage outside an open season, without experiencing a qualifying life event, and without providing medical information: Basic coverage; and if you already have or elect Basic, you may also may elect Option A (Standard) coverage, and/or Option B (Additional) coverage. To elect/increase your FEGLI coverage once you receive your official offer letter, you may call the Benefits line at 1-888-320-2917, option 4. All eligible employees may participate in the Thrift Savings Plan while deployed. There is NO entitlement to temporary storage of household goods while deployed in a TDY status. For additional information Other Benefits/Entitlements: Please see the Quick Reference Guides at https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/OCHRStennis/Expeditionary%20Civilian%20Workforce/Forms/AllItems.aspx.
A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary, pay plan, series and grade level i.e., GS-1035-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are strongly encouraged to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications, but are not required at the time of application. If you do not upload the suggested documents, then you must document in your resume the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you are selected, these documents will be requested at the time of job offer to verify eligibility and qualifications. You will have 2 business days to submit these documents before a job offer is rescinded.
DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE? You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your license number and the name of the licensing authority in your resume.
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