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Tracking Code PEOC3T-19-0241-F
Job Code 19-0241
Posting Title Project Manager- Public Communications Specialist
Post Date 2/11/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel No Travel Required
City Austin
State TX
Country US
Description Project Manager- Public Communications Specialist (PEOC3T-19-0241-F)

Bowhead is seeking a Public Communications Specialist, Project Manager, to support the Army Futures Command Communication Team in Austin, TX. The Project Manager is responsible for the management and supervision of providing technical expertise in business consulting, process engineering, full-spectrum communication, information technology (IT) operations; and management in support of Communication Planning, Communication Execution and Products, Communication Research, and Communication Evaluation and Assessment.

Responsibilities to include:
• Supervise the development of communication recommendations that integrate the points of view of Futures Command into the communication plans and products from the contractor team.
• Supervises and manages a team of six contractors to provide photos, videos, graphics, analytics, strategic communication and public affairs support.
• Manage contractor’s comprehensive planning for supporting communication operations and the communication planning component of all AFC strategic planning venues and products.
• Manage contractor support for the planning and development of strategic-level outreach engagements, events, partnerships and coordination with the appropriate support offices.
• Supervise contractor planning, developing and coordinating industry best-practice communication plans and other associated documents.
• Supervise and manage contract provided support to communication campaign plans, assessment data gathering, strategic crisis communication, outreach activities, events, exhibits, conferences and related support mechanisms, and produce communication and media products to support the execution of communication campaign plans.
• Supervise a contractor team that provides best-business technical and functional expertise to participate in program reviews and provide recommendations to identify potential applications that can be used for integration.
• Manage a contractor team that provides best-business technical expert counsel to identify Centers of Influence (COI) for primary and secondary audiences, media outlets and potential Soldier Leader Engagement or Key Leader Engagements in support of the AFC.
• Ensures contractor team is effectively integrating industry best practices, the planning and coordination of designated public affairs and communication programs across multiple media and disciplines.
• Supervises contractor business-level planning support for enduring communication operational planning. Support includes, but is not limited to: coordination and drafting of plans from concept through execution, including social media planning, adjustments as necessary and plan transitioning to media relations for execution. Enduring plans are priorities which are defined as communication requirements that are generally ongoing and re-occurring.
• Manages business-level planning support for emerging communication plans. Support includes, but is not limited to: coordination and writing of draft plans, monitoring execution as well as making adjustments as necessary. This also includes the ability to assess the effects of the communication effort. Emerging plans include those requirements that fill short term information requirements such as: Modernization efforts, national commemorations and industry/ academia partnerships and industry days.
• Provide project level communication support such as point papers, executive summaries, supporting material, position papers, written communication, meeting conference reports, overview briefings, including objectives, strategy, analysis, evaluation, recommendations, scheduling information, risks, structure and contacts to key internal and external audiences describing current actions and or activities and upcoming phases of any initiatives.
• Provide consultation and assistance to AFC Communication Team as needed in support of development of their communication campaign plans, execution matrices and briefing material. The Contractor shall also assist the assigned program manager to define objectives, audiences, top line messages and talking points for those plans.
• Interact with corporate-level staff and subject matter experts and advise and recommend communication strategies, identify likely project risks and develop solutions options as well as mitigation strategies.
• Manages the development of contractor guidance across Army Futures Command and various subordinate commands to inform internal and external audiences on Army Futures Programs and issues.
• Other duties and projects may be assigned by COR as team priorities change.

Requirements SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must possess an active security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

• Bachelor’s degree, and A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in management and supervision of stakeholder engagement, event planning, speech writing, branding, media relations, social media, measurement, and communication outreach.
• Knowledge of communication principles, methods, practices and techniques to develop public affairs projects aimed at enhancing the understanding of groups or individuals opposed or indifferent to significant aspects of the agency.
• Ability to prepare and/or edit written correspondence, ensuring proper use of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
• Ability to manage a team and provide leadership and mentorship.
• Experience in management with the ability to resolve conflicts and create cohesive teams.
• Candidate must have working knowledge of social media methodology and practices.
• This position requires the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station less than 30% of the time.
• Skilled in strategic engagement to work on a team supporting various Army communication campaigns and programs.
• Must demonstrate the ability to balance day-to-day demands for missions requiring immediate attention with the need to achieve long-term organizational goals.
• Proven track record of leading people and projects and successfully meeting goals on time
• The ability to prepare and deliver briefings and status reports to senior leadership, consultative skill
• Experience in planning for and supporting activities and events (engagements, conferences, etc.), supporting both traditional and non-traditional media, development and use of exhibits and collateral materials (banner stands, posters, brochures, etc.).
• Experience in corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, communication outreach and planning, to include event coordination, speech writing; and a knowledge of branding, media relations and social media

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must possess an active security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

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UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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