Public Affairs Specialist/Speechwriter GS-12/13

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    Laura Reiser

    Here’s the direct link, but its easiest to go to and search “speechwriter”.

    Here are the basics.

    Job Announcement Number: W-CPAO-2010-0019

    $74,872.00 – $115,742.00/year

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 to Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    AP-1035-04/04 (Equivalent to GS-12/13 combined)

    Full Time, Permanent


    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    You will serve as a public affairs specialist/speechwriter and be responsible for crafting speeches as well as talking points, briefing books, backgrounders, outlines, PowerPoint presentations and other materials for delivery by sub-cabinet and/or senior agency officials to a variety of external and internal audiences. (Please see the vacancy announcement for additional duties.)

    This position is located in the Congressional and Public Affairs
    Office (CPA) in the Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE) at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The mission of CPA is to conduct the Agency’s public communications programs. CPA develops the agency’s messages to inform and educate a variety of audiences, including: Congress, the media, industry and consumers. CPA also coordinates internal employee communications.

    FSIS is a public health regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Our mission is to protect consumers by ensuring that the commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products moving in interstate commerce or exported to other countries is safe and correctly labeled and packaged. For more information about the agency, visit

    We offer opportunities for future merit-based promotion, career enhancement and professional development; flexible work schedules; and transit subsidies.

    This position is covered by the Public Health Human Resource System (PHHRS) Demonstration Project, a Pay Banding and Pay for Performance system. Non-bargaining unit positions will be classified by career path, occupational series, and pay bands rather than the traditional General Schedule (GS) grades in the Federal Service. The AP-04 pay band is equivalent to the GS-12/13 grade levels.

    PHHRS allows FSIS the flexibility to offer exceptional candidates higher salaries than most other Federal agencies. Additionally, employees will be eligible to receive an annual pay increase based upon performance.

    HR Contact
    Sharon Monahan, SPHR
    Phone: 612-659-8602
    TDD: 800-877-8339
    Email: [email protected]

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