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National Park Service Jobs in Boston – Public Affairs Specialist

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Job Description:

This position is located in Boston National Historical Park, in the Office of the Superintendent/

Job Responsibilities:

The incumbent will serve as the Public Affairs Information Specialist for the National Parks of Boston. The National Parks of Boston is a constellation of three National Park Service units – Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historic Site and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. Established by individual legislation and designated purposes, the three units have come together as a unified, relevant and collaborative organizational structure. More commonly, you may know us as the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard, and Dorchester Heights or our partnerships along Boston’s “Trails to Freedom” and on the Boston Harbor Islands.

The incumbent conducts the public affairs program for National Parks of Boston with emphasis on working with park leadership to achieve organizational goals and objectives by administering the communications and public relations initiatives as determined by the larger organizational strategic planning process. The incumbent routinely represents the Park in interviews with journalists and in meetings with community leaders, elected or appointed officials and members of their staff, representatives of state and federal agencies, partners, and representatives of interest and advocacy groups. The incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local, regional, national, and international journalists in order to disseminate information or answer inquiries about the programs, issues, operations, and events of the National Parks of Boston. The incumbent develops and executes an integrated strategic communications plan to advance the park’s brand identity and broaden awareness of its programs, activities, special events and priorities. The incumbent refines company’s core messages to ensure brand consistency. The incumbent serves as executive editor for the development, production, and maintenance of the organization’s internal and external communication vehicles, including the websites, marketing materials, publications, newsletters, invitations, flyers, advertisements, and annual reports. The incumbent helps coordinate special events and VIP visits which include developing itineraries, briefing materials, arranging interviews, and providing escorted tours of park sites.

Job Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required.
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
  • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver’s license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.

Job Details:

Company: National Park Service

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Boston, MA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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