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    Tarryn Reddy

    Job Title: Public Affairs Specialist (Regional Communication Director)
    Agency: Small Business Administration
    Job Announcement Number: 11D-56-YS

    SALARY RANGE: $92,259.00 – $119,935.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 to Wednesday, January 26, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1035-13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – New York City, NY
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: US Citizens and Status Candidates


    This position is located at the Small Business Administration, New York Regional Office, Office of Regional Administrator, which is located in New York City, New York. This position is ideal for an experienced, mid-career professional seeking enhanced professional development, a teamwork environment and recognition for excellent performance. The SBA offers generous federal government health benefits, flexible work schedules and leave, and promotes work-life balance.

    This announcement serves as a Merit Promotion and All Sources announcement. You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply online.

    You must successfully complete a background investigation and credit check
    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
    You must provide two writing samples with your application package
    All SBA employees are subject to a credit check

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    You will be responsible for planning, directing, and executing the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) internal and external marketing, communications, and public affairs functions throughout Region 2 and New York District office. You will work collaboratively with the Regional and District staff to enhance relationships with the press and other organizations to leverage media opportunities. Given the diversity of the market, bilingual (English-Spanish) proficiency is a plus.

    You will perform the following duties:

    As a Regional Communications Director you will be expected to use, among others, media advisories, news releases, success stories, feature articles, talking points, speeches, scripts, remarks, personal appearances, interviews, news conferences, editorial boards, exhibits and other audio/visual/computer aids, as well as social media, to achieve communication and marketing goals.
    Analyze and evaluate small business community needs, interests, and attitudes.
    Make periodic written or oral reports to keep the Regional Administrator informed of actions taken.
    Produce and distribute qualitative media advisories, news releases, etc., about events and accomplishments throughout the region.
    Conduct Media Relations activities such as (but not limited to): maintain data base of all Regional media outlets/contacts; maintain effective relationships with press and other organizations; respond to inquiries by press; arrange for and/or conduct interviews with the media; coordinate with internal contacts to ensure internal messaging materials are disseminated within the region; assist in special events; and assist in public information submissions.
    Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with writers, reporters, and editors in order to generate coverage of SBA as well as the small business community.
    Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with small business organizations or resource partners and congressional offices in order to include them, as appropriate, in the SBA’s announcement and efforts.
    Responsible for overseeing, assisting and coordinating visits from key officials from Headquarters and other VIP personnel to the Region and/or District.

    Back to top Qualifications and Evaluations
    GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level planning, structuring, and delivering complex and diverse communications strategies in order to carry out public affairs activities to promote programs, products, or services.

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