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    This National Guard position is for a PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (Title 32), Position Description Number D1168000 and is part of the WY 153rd Airlift Wing, National Guard.

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    This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters - State, Personal Staff, Public Affairs Office (PAO). The primary purpose of the position is to assist the state's Public Affairs (PA) Officer at the strategic and operational level, with particular emphasis on developing segments of more complicated or sensitive communications campaigns and executing the National Guard Bureau's (NGB's) communication objectives.

    (1) Assists the Public Affairs Officer in the formulation of long-range plans and policies to enhance public understanding, support and acceptance of Public Affairs programs and/or activities statewide.

    (2) Researches and develops informational materials and complete communication campaigns for release to audiences through electronic and newspaper media utilizing photojournalist and broadcast practices.

    (3) Prepares or assembles information kits, edits informational materials drafted by subordinate public affairs specialists or unit public affairs representatives (UPAR), releases broadcast products, to include audio and/or visual pieces, photographs and/or feature stories to the news media, coordinates media interviews with NG subject matter experts and arranges photographic and electronic media coverage of newsworthy NG events.

    (4) Maintains close working relationships with officials of various civic, media and community groups and Department of Defense personnel, as well as state and national government officials outside the NG.

    (5) Reviews all press releases, feature stories, background statements, special reports, etc., developed by subordinate public affairs specialists or UPARs, prior to their release to the media.

    ** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. *

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

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    1035 Public Affairs

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    Open to Air Force, AF Reserves, and Air Nat'l Guard military mbrs only
    Must become a member of the Wyoming Air Nat'l Guard before appt.
    Must submit vMPF Rip/Data Verification Rip with application
    Refer to Required Documents section for additional details and links
    Must possess at least the minimum ASVAB score listed for Qualification
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
    Indefinite position may convert to Perm if funding/position is available

    Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", a Memorandum understanding requirements upon acceptance of an Indefinite position, a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
    Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses.
    Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.
    Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) and TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS).
    Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.
    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
    Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).
    Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice.


    Min: E5/SSgt
    Max: E7/MSgt

    Applicants' under will not be considered for this vacancy. Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military promotion.

    Work involves administering, supervising, or performing work in establishing and maintaining mutual communication between National Guard, general public and various other pertinent audiences including internal or external, foreign or domestic. Advises management on policy formulation and the potential public reaction to proposed policy. Identifies and carries out the public communication requirements inherent in disseminating policy decisions. Identifies communication needs and develops informational materials to inform the public.

    Must possess experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, investigative and/or technical work; experience evaluating information and/or utilizing analytical skills to disseminate effective communication; and experience using computers and automation systems.

    Must possess at least 36 months experience, education, or training involving a thorough knowledge of writing and communication principles, methods and techniques that relate to public affairs of the military; experience developing new information materials including news releases, fact sheets, brochures, booklets, broadcast spots, etc., that increase communication with the agency's audiences; experience making on-the-spot presentations to audiences with opposing points of view or erroneous understanding of agency positions; and experience responding timely and appropriately to requests for information concerning agency programs and services.

    NOTE: Minimum Requirements and Specialized Experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2014 - 03/2016 or Feb 2014 - Mar 2016) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

    MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

    Enlisted: Public Affairs - 3N000, 3N0X2, 3N0X5, 3N090

    Must possess a qualifying AFSC listed above.

    Must possess a valid state's driver's license.


    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( )

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via . The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    Purpose: To fill a position that may last for more than 1 year where the need for an employee's services is not permanent or management expects the position to potentially become permanent (career or career-conditional) at some time in the future.

    Often used to backfill positions left vacant by employees entering Title 10 or Title 32 military orders with reemployment rights. An employee with statutory reemployment rights (USERRA) is protected for five years.

    The selected incumbent will be required to complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", a "Memorandum of Understanding upon acceptance of an Indefinite position", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.

    Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice when the position and/or employee's services are no longer needed.

    The potential exists for non-competitive conversion to career-conditional or career appointment within the Excepted Service under the following conditions:
    • Incumbent was appointed under open, competitive procedures to the indefinite position;
    • Incumbent completes at least 1 year of current continuous service under an indefinite appointment;
    • Incumbent's performance under an indefinite appointment is a least "fully successful" or equivalent;
    • Outplacement program requirements have been met, and
    • Similarly situated employees (in the same title, pay plan, series and grade) within the organization, hired under the same appointment conversion provision, have been considered under internal competition procedures.

    Employees serving a T32 Indefinite appointment are entitled to the following employee benefits:
    • Accrual of annual, sick, and military leave
    • Health and life insurance benefits
    • Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan, and
    • Enrollment in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    • Communications and Media
    • Information Management

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume which includes:

    * Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military experiences
    * Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    *** Records Review
    * US Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard members submit virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF) Report of Individual Personnel data (RIP) (All pages)
    * Air Force Reserves members, if you are unable to obtain a vMPF Rip, submit a Data Verification Record with application.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
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    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. Learn 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.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

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    Agency contact information William Pacheco

    (307) 772-5289
    (307) 772-5168


    WY 153rd Airlift Wing
    217 Dell Range Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

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Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)
Full time
Cheyenne, WY, US