JOB: Public Affairs Specialist with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Public Affairs Specialist
    Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Sub Agency: CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Job Announcement Number: 11-CFPB-352P

    SALARY RANGE: $103,000.00 – $187,800.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, July 15, 2011 to Thursday, July 21, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: CN-1035-6A/6A
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Term Appointment, not-to-exceed 18 months; May be extended to a total of 4 years.
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens.

    This opportunity is also open to status candidates only under announcement 11-CFPB-351.

    Applications will be accepted from all qualified individuals until the scheduled closing date of 07/21/2011 or until 50 applications have been received, whichever comes first. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure they meet the established deadlines.

    Do you want to be a leader in your field at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – a groundbreaking organization solely devoted to the economic strength and vitality of American Families? Do you want to play an important role in making consumer financial markets work for all American families? Do you want to challenge yourself and others? If you answer “Yes,” then we have a career for you! CFPB professionals have unparalleled opportunities to expand horizons for themselves and for the nation. Be one of the founding members of an agency that will make a difference in the lives of everyday American families!

    As an on-the-record spokesperson within the Office of Public Affairs, you’ll play a key role in communicating the bureau’s mission to the public. You’ll deal directly with news media and other information networks interested in CFPB programs. This is a rare opportunity to shape a communications program from its inception, and play a transformative role in reinventing what it means to serve the public. If you’re an experienced and savvy public affairs professional, eager to work in an innovative and collaborative environment, this just might be the opportunity for you.


    * Background Investigation
    * U.S. Citizenship
    * May be required to serve a trial period
    * Position requires 1-5 nights per month of travel.


    This position is located in the Office of Public Affairs. You will serve as an on-the-record spokesperson for the news media and communicate information to the news media and general public regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As a representative of CFPB, you will deal directly with the news media and information networks with state, local entities and industries affected by CFPB programs. You will advise managers on developing communications activities and materials for internal and external use and work proactively and reactively in dealing with media requests about CFPB program activities.

    Specific duties include the following:

    # Designing and executing proactive communications plans for announcing policy decisions, rulemaking, and enforcement actions on behalf of the Bureau with responsibility for conceiving, developing, and implementing outreach strategies to reach and engage the appropriate audience.

    # Making recommendations regarding the dissemination of information to enhance public understanding and correct misperceptions.

    # Planning, organizing, and coordinating news media interviews, briefings and information exchange opportunities.

    # Developing press releases, talking points, and other information materials for public presentations by senior CFPB officials and overseeing the coordination of speeches and talking points covering various topics to ensure a coordinated approach supportive of Bureau policies.

    # Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the news media, Bureau officials, and Public Affairs colleagues.

    # Advising and recommending proactive approaches for avoiding and/or resolving problems.

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