Public Affairs Specialist (Digital Media Specialist-Web Coordinator)

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Department Of The Interior
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining Chesapeake Bay Office . The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Vacancy ID: 1123938
Who May Apply: All United States citizens.
This position is a permanent Career/Career-Conditional full-time appointment.
Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill one vacancy at this time.
Full Performance Level: GS-1035-12
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United States citizenship required. Background investigation required. Probationary period may be required. Social security number required to process your application.
Serves as the Web Mobile Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Park Service. Responsible for developing and maintaining an integrated, regional strategy and program of digital communications and media for the Chesapeake Bay Office and its partners. Responsibilities include: leading and implementing all aspects of digital web and mobile media, including planning, visioning, audience analysis and usability testing, design, development, application and effectiveness evaluation; advising the Superintendent on emerging technologies and techniques to enhance the digital presence, quality, speed and usability of all Chesapeake Bay Office web and mobile media; utilizing website and application design skills and understanding of user experience to development of a myriad of web products; leading development and programming using HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Dreamweaver, JavaScript and PHP; working with staff to communicate highly technical estuarine data to a range of target audiences from general public to scientists; working with staff to maintain and develop information materials for dissemination to media outlets and to maintain and update content for all web and digital communication efforts; serving as a technical asset for the larger Chesapeake Bay Partnership including leading multi-agency teams to address partnership-wide needs.
Position Location: The position will be located in the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office. This office represents the NPS in the state/federal Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, coordinated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Annapolis, MD. Information about the Chesapeake Bay Office and about programs managed by this office, may be found at .
Annapolis, Maryland''s capital, is located approximately 25 miles east of Washington, DC and 20 miles south of Baltimore. Celebrated as America''s sailing capital, Annapolis sits on the Chesapeake Bay and has a deep and lengthy maritime heritage. The city has 37,000 residents but, as a tourist destination, attracts many times that number annually. The county surrounding Annapolis has over 500,000 residents. Educational institutions include St. John''s College and the US Naval Academy. The city has a large number of restaurants, shops and all amenities associated with a state capital near a large metropolitan area. Summer temperatures are generally warm and humid and winters are usually mild. Please visit for Chesapeake Bay Office area information.
For addition position and/or location information, please contact: Assistant Superintendent Jonathan Doherty at
In addition to meeting the selective factor specified below, applicants must also possess one year of specialized experience as defined below, as of the closing date of this announcement in order to be considered.
1. SELECTIVE FACTOR (MANDATORY): Experience developing and implementing Web sites and building interactive visual designs.
Possess experience developing and implementing Web sites (internet, intranet, and extranet sites), building next generation interactive visual designs (templates, infographics, photos, slideshow, banners, logos, etc.) using current web development, content management systems and design best practices including digital tools and applications and applying web technologies including HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Responsive web design and cascading style sheets (CSS) and web monitoring and performance tuning. (Be sure to fully describe this experience in your application material.)
2. SELECTIVE FACTOR (MANDATORY): Knowledge of estuarine science and experience in applying scientific interpretation skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of estuarine science and experience in applying scientific interpretation skills in work with communications staff to communicate highly technical estuarine data both graphically and verbally to a range of target audiences from general public to scientists.
Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes using innovative, state-of-the-art web development technologies and techniques, including advanced programming methods, high-tech software, and computer languages and tools to design and develop integrated, dynamic web sites that convey complex scientific data and issues to specialized audiences (such as scientists, federal partners, and the interested public).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we willevaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your backgroundmatches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Occupational Questionnaire
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfullyperform on the job:
Skill in developing digital content that conveys information and clarifies organization''s operations, programs, and activities to specialized audiences and the general public.
Skill in making oral presentation to various internal and external groups informing them of programs, objectives, and activities.
Extensive experience in the visioning, planning, and development of communication planning including audience analysis, content strategies, editorial calendars and social media strategies.
Knowledge of training, promotional, and marketing techniques (including leveraging social media) to educate and foster an awareness of an existing suite of websites.
Mastery of advanced IT principles, concepts, and methods required to communicate complex technical requirements to non-technical management and personnel.
Knowledge of new and emerging IT technologies and their application and integration into existing web architectures.
Broad and comprehensive knowledge of estuarine science and highly developed scientific interpretation skills required to communicate highly technical estuarine data both graphically and verbally through the web to a range of target audiences, from the general public to scientists.
Advanced knowledge of web design techniques, web page formatting, and graphics creation. Knowledge of advanced web navigation theories and techniques. Experience in database-driven web page design and development using state of the art technologies and content management systems. Experience communicating highly technical, scientific and tourism information using the internet.
Advanced knowledge of and experience using user centered design principles including papaer prototyping, sketching and usability testing.
Broad and comprehensive knowledge of web site administration policies, standards, guidelines, principles and techniques. Broad knowledge of web technologies including HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, responsive web design and cascading style sheets (CSS) and web monitoring and performance tuning. In depth knowledge of client-server communications. Knowledge of Section 508 Guidelines for building accessible web site and experience creating accessible web sites.
United States citizenship is required.
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position. You will be evaluated on the quality and extentof your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based oninformation you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the assessment questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as a part of this announcement. Youmust provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire forthis position.
Basis for rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories:
BEST QUALIFIED- applicants possess experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
WELL-QUALIFIED- applicants possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most requirements of the job.
QUALIFIED- applicants possess experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Applying On-line:
1. To begin the application process on-line, click on the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJobs account. Follow the prompts to complete the on-line Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end at the process.
2. Other required/supporting documentation (resume, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.): You may upload documents through your USAJobs account. If you unable to load documents, you may fax your documents by completing the required Official Fax Cover Page found at using the Vacancy ID: 1123938. Fax your documents to .
3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs account, , select the Application Status link, and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will quickly display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJobs account and click update application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJobs account or your application will be incomplete.
If you cannot apply online, you will need to:
1. Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form found to provide your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Each page must contain your SSN and the Vacancy ID 1123938.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to .
4. Print the required Official Fax Cover Page ( ) and include it with any other required/supporting documents you fax (e.g., resumes, transcripts, veterans preference documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.
Please do not complete steps 1-4 if you are applying on-line. Applications submitted to the SHRO email or mailing address below will not be accepted.
Applications must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink. Forms or additional information on how to apply for Federal jobs can be obtained from the Internet at , or by calling or RDD .
NOTE: If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at . Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement; include the appropriate Vacancy ID Number 1123938 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. The SHRO will not be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, etc.
Do not send application materials by mail or email to the VA SHRO.
To apply for this position, provide a complete application package, which includes all of the following parts:
1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire.
2. Your resume or application form:must include the employer name and address, employment month and year start and end dates, hour worked per week, supervisor name and phone number, and a description of your duties. If this information is not provided, you may lose credit for this work experience and consideration for this position. _ _
3.__Any other supporting documents needed (such as legible DD-214 (Member 4 copy) to show Veteran''s Preference, SF-50,transcripts, etc.).
DO NOT SUBMIT personal photographs, copies of certificates, or licenses unless specifically requested in the vacancy announcement.
All application materials and supporting documents must be submitted to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) collectionoffice located in Macon, GA. The VA SHRO (advertising office) will not accept any materials submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. You must apply online or via fax (see instructions above).
Once your complete application is received, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire againstthe other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned. Based on applicant scores, thebest qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You willbe notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome is. We expect to make a selection within 45 working daysof the closing date of this announcement.
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United States Citizenship is required.
Social Security Number is required to process your application.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Initial appointment may require a one year probationary period.
Employees must have federal payments made by direct deposit (PL 104-134).
Government housing is not available.
Occasional weekends, nights, holiday, and overtime work may be required.
Applicants must possess a valid state driver''s license.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
CTAP/ICTAP - Individuals who have special priority selection rights under Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
Veteran''s Preference - If you are claiming Veteran''s Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific documents to support all claims such as: your legible DD-214 (Member 4 copy) that shows honorable discharge, SF-15, VA Letter, and proof requested on the form. Applications lacking a legible DD-214 and/or associated SF-15/VA Letter documentation will not receive veteran''s preference.
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