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Public Outreach Specialist

Washington, DC
Competitive Innovations, LLC (CI) is seeking a Public Outreach Specialist to support the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Policy and Public Outreach (PPO).  The position provides support by developing press guidance, media notes, and original social media content on a range of OES priorities, especially climate change. They also organize and manage major conferences and public outreach activities.  This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C.
 
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Plan and execute public outreach activities and press engagements for OES/PPO
  • Create and coordinate press guidance and inquiries, create media notes and fact sheets for environmental conferences, events and meetings
  • Write speeches, public statements and newspaper opinion articles for high-level officials
  • Execute communications plans, including social media campaigns, post social media content on OES social media accounts, tweet live from events, and draft blog entries for the Department of State’s official blog website
  • Conduct interactive web events with panelists from U.S. government agencies and non-governmental organizations and live video broadcasts
  • Design website layouts and coordinate editorial content for OES and conference websites
  • Develop conference and promotional materials, including social media toolkits for conferences
  • Organize on-site event registration, track attendees, and work directly with high-level registrants and their staff on problems and inquiries
  • Participate in all logistic operations
 
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Active Secret Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Experience organizing and managing conferences and public outreach events
  • Experience writing speeches, public states and newspaper opinion articles
  • Knowledge of and experience with executing communications plans, including social media campaigns
  • Qualified candidates that are HUBZone residents, preferred (check your status here:  https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map#center=39.828200,-98.579500&zoom=5)
Competitive Innovations (CI) is a technology partner and trusted advisor to government and industry customers with critical demand for information technology, program management, cyber security, mission support, and secure high integrity web-based solutions. Founded in July 1999, CI’s dedicated professional team is committed to excellence, persistence, and agility in solving complex challenges and delivering innovative solutions.  CI is a SBA HUBZone certified small business concern, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner/CSP, Kentico Gold Partner, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) prime and Navy SeaPort-NxG prime contractor.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or military/veteran status.
 
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