Job Opportunity – Communications and Media Affairs Specialist

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is recruiting for the position of Communications and Media Affairs Specialist, GS-13, in four locations throughout the U.S.   One of the positions will be filled in GSA’s Northwest/Arctic Region in Auburn, WA, and we are asking for your help in sharing this exciting opportunity with anyone you know who may be interested and qualified.  The annual salary range for this position is $90,284 to $117,374 based on the selectee’s qualifications and Federal pay provisions.

About GSA:  GSA’s Northwest/Arctic Region serves customers primarily located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, helping them access work space, telecommunications, information technology, vehicles, and thousands of other goods and services.  We manage over 100 buildings, 400 leases, and $10.2 billion in annual purchases on behalf of our customers.  For more information about GSA, please visit our website.

Job Description:  The individual selected for this position will assist in the administration of public, media, educational and community information.  These programs contributed toward public understanding of GSA programs and policies in the Region.  The candidate should have experience in the following:

  • Media – write and edit news releases, public information statements, or any other materials needed to answer media inquiries
  • Public information – write fact sheets, brochures, key messages, FAQs, and other materials for public distribution
  • Stakeholders – respond to information requests to all levels of government, including state, local, and federal elected officials, special interest groups, community, and civic organizations.

How to apply:  This position is being advertised on the USAJOBS website ( under job announcement #1600113FMDE  (for applicants with no prior federal service or special hiring authority) and #1600114FMMP   (for applicants with current or prior federal service, Veterans eligible for Veterans preference, or those with a non-competitive hiring authority).  These announcements close on February 21, 2016.  All qualified applicants with U.S. citizenship may apply.

Please read both announcements carefully to determine which one is appropriate for your use.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the servicing HR Specialist, Frannie Mudd, at, or me at