This is an Excepted Service position and does not confer eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service.
This is a Term Appointment Not-to-Exceed 5 Years.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
If selected, you must work within a commuting area of the location stated in this announcement.
This position is located in the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN), Press and Public Affairs Section.
This Section is functionally responsible for Mission related with the news media, the general public, and the UN community. The incumbent is primarily responsible for implementing media and communications assistance and advice in support of the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, a cabinet-level official, and other high-level officers at USUN. These activities strategically promote the U.S. Government policies and inform the public about U.S. foreign policy goals, primarily through the media. The Public Affairs Specialist also collects, assembles, prepares, and disseminates information concerning the full range of programs and diplomacy of USUN.
If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other offices in the Mission.
Conditions of Employment
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to 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).
Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. Section 8 of the UN Participation Act (22 U.S.C. § 287e) authorizes USUN to hire individuals "without regards to the civil service laws." The U.S. Mission will consider all completed applications and refer the best qualified candidates. Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.
All required documents listed below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
Note 1: You may be requested to provide an appraisal to the hiring official if one was not provided with your application.
Note 2: To receive a promotion, the employee’s most recent performance rating must be “fully successful” or an equivalent level or higher. Employees who are tentatively selected to receive a promotion will be required to provide performance documentation within two business days of request. Servicing HR Offices may be contacted to verify performance ratings.
Failure to provide all the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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If you have prior government experience, please email your most recent SF-50 and Performance Evaluation to [email protected] after submitting your materials on Idealist.