DESCRIPTION: This is a formal, two-year paid internship with the Department of the Navy. Selectee will develop skills in performing a variety of tasks designed to prepare them for performance of public affairs specialist work. The selectee will be given training and developmental assignments to prepare him or her for the target level position Public Affairs Specialist, YA-1035-02. The incumbent will be given assignments that are designed to develop expertise in public information, media relations, community outreach, communication planning, visual information, internal information and other aspects of public affairs. Through formal and on the job training, the incumbent will gradually progress through more responsible and difficult assignments. The incumbent will rotate through several divisions within the Navy Office of Information such as Media Operations, Visual News, Community Outreach and Communication Integration & Strategy. The incumbent will also attend the Public Affairs Qualification Course at Fort Meade in Odenton, MD. Some additional training and work
opportunities may also be available.
STARTING SALARY: YA-1035-01: $41,210 -- $53,574 Per Year (Equivalent to GS-7) -- to include Local Market Supplement for the Washington DC Metro Area of 23.10%
WHO MAY APPLY: All U.S. Citizens.
LOCATION: Navy Office of Information, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Promotion to the next higher level is contingent upon satisfactory completion of training requirements and continuous satisfactory performance.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Positions are sensitive and selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a “Secret” clearance. Failure to secure clearance will result in non-selection and or termination of employment.
Candidate must possess: a) bachelor’s or master’s degree in public relations, public affairs, mass communications or a closely related field, or b) one year of work experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in public relations, public affairs or mass communications. The candidate
must also complete an in-person interview by a panel of Navy senior public affairs professionals.
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Vacation and Sick Leave Program
- Health and Life Insurance
- Paid Federal Holidays
- Retirement Plan and 401K equivalent
- Family Friendly Leave
- Transit Subsidy
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit the following documents:
a. Resume (be sure to indicate if you are claiming a veteran’s
b. College Transcripts (copies accepted, original required upon
c. DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if
d. SF-15, and required documentation if claiming 10-point veteran’s
preference, if applicable
CLOSING DATE: November 25, 2009
SUBMIT TO: Please email your complete application package as detailed
above to Jennifer.Bolton (at) navy (dot) mil or fax them to (703) 693-0515. For questions about the submission process, please contact Jennifer Bolton, Human Resources Specialist (Classification & Staffing) at jennifer.bolton (at) navy (dot) mil or (703) 614-2571. For questions about the specifics of the position, please contact Bruce Cole at bruce.cole (at) navy (dot) mil , 703-695-0911.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: A 5-point preference is granted to veterans claiming preference who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976, or who served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal, or who served on active duty
during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992 and who
served continuously for a minimum of 24 months, or for the full period
for which called or ordered to active duty. You may be entitled to
10-point veterans’ preference if you are a disabled veteran or Purple
Heart recipient or you are the widow, widower, spouse or mother of a
disabled or deceased veteran. You must submit a Standard Form 15
(SF-15) and documented proof of your claim. Veterans’ preference
information and forms may be found on web sites such as www.opm.gov or
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.