June 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm #103951
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Project Announcement 005053
Announcement Type: Detail
Brief Description: Communications and Outreach Position in the Immediate
Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Opportunity for a communications savvy individual to work on a variety of
special projects including web review, speech writing and developing
powerpoint library featuring Office priorities.
Objectives: Join a highly visible and energized immediate office team to
develop communications related to the Administration’s priorities including
greenhouse gas controls for mobile sources.
Contact: Justin Cohen Phone: 202-564-1643 Organization:
Announcement Closes: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Project Starts: Monday, August 2, 2010 Project Ends: Friday, January
28, 2011 Working Days: 124
Time Requirements: 8 Hours/Day
Grade: 11, 12, 13, 09
Skill Mix: Excellent Organizational And Personal Skills. Ability To
Multitask. Strong Written And Oral Communication Skills. Ability To Think
We are requesting applications from: OCSPP ALL
The Immediate Office of Office of Transportation and Air Quality has an
immediate opening for a six-month detail to assist in the coordination and
facilitation of our communications activities. This position reports to the
Chief of Staff in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality and works
directly with OTAQ’s Director of Communications. This individual is
involved in a full range of OTAQ activities, including communications
efforts, web posting and design, speech writing and research associated with
OTAQ program initiatives and regulatory actions.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in and understanding of clean air
programs and communications. The position’s duties include working closely
with OTAQ’s current communications and programmatic staff to ensure creative
communication strategies are developed and implemented; monitoring media
coverage of OTAQ-related issues; tracking and reporting on the status of
OTAQ regulatory and non-regulatory activities; and responding to requests
and inquiries from the public, other EPA offices, and the media. This
person may also complete special projects, including talking points and
development of powerpoint slides and presentations as assigned by the OTAQ
Office Director and Chief of Staff and the Director of Communications.
This individual is required to stay abreast of OTAQ issues to ensure that
effective communication strategies are developed in a timely manner and
implemented in a creative and organized fashion; participate in meetings
where potential communications issues are discussed; work effectively with
the Agency’s Press Office, OAR Immediate Office press and communications
staff, and OTAQ staff to coordinate the development of written products and
related activities that convey complete and accurate information (fact
sheets, press announcements, communications strategies.
Important Information About the Position:
– No temporary promotions will be considered for this detail.
– OTAQ will pay all salary cost of the selected individual.
– No relocation or travel expenses will be paid.
– There is an opportunity for this detail to become a permanent
Please apply using the PAVE system and attach a copy of your resume that
includes your current (permanent) grade level, official job title, and
current status (i.e., competitive/excepted appointment). Please also
provide a cover letter (one page maximum) that describes why you are
interested in this position and what you would contribute, if selected. If
you do not have access to the PAVE system, you can also send this
information via e-mail to Justin Cohen at [email protected] by July 7,
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