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    This position is located with the BIA, Office of Trust Services, Division of Forestry & Wildland Fire Management, Branch of Wildland Fire Management located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), in Boise, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area can be found at https://www.boisechamber.org/

    We expect to fill 1 position(s) at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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    • Developing new ways to communicate the BIA's message on controversial and sensitive issues where public reaction has been negative, hostile or indifferent.
    • Manage complex, and often controversial issues related to the diverse and conflicting programs managed in the office.
    • Develop complete communication plans for the office and provides advisory, planning, and technical services to management in designing approaches to resolve public affairs problems.
    • Provide national guidance and Public Information direction to all 12-BIA Regions and will provide support to Tribes carrying out Fire Management programs.
    • Assist with developing strategies and practices to effectively communicate with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and elected officials; media outlets; public land users; and other stakeholders.
    • Analyzes emerging and controversial trust land issues and develops and implements communication policies, plans, and strategies for a wide variety of diverse resource management programs.
    • Creates, writes, and distributes a wide variety of materials to communicate information about BIA issues, programs, and activities
    • Maintains current knowledge of all Departmental and Bureau policy and program direction related to public land management and develops communications policy for implementation.
    • Develops and maintains professional, proactive, credible relationships with media outlets, including traditional and new media outlets.
    • Promotes public sensitivity among employees to encourage internal understanding of external attitudes, more positive working relationships with the public, and a better understanding of the role of the Tribes, public, and special interest groups.
    • Employs new and established communications research and planning principles to develop both strategic and crisis communications plans.
    • Serves as the office's expert on digital communication technologies, such as web, mobile and social media platforms and is the primary photographer/videographer for the office.
    • Is the lead for development and maintenance of the public website and develops content for social media platforms the State Office's public website, and for national projects.
    • Maintains proficiency in the use of digital cameras, video devices, editing software, and emerging audiovisual technology.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590399400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.