Job Description

Fort Meade,MD,US
Remote Work:
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Public Affairs Support Officer

The Opportunity:

Key to an organization’s growth is strong stakeholder communication that represents and supports its mission, values, and objectives. As a communications professional, you know how to inform and engage key audiences and help promote an organization’s preferred reputation. We’re looking for an experienced communications specialist like you, who is ready to share your knowledge and willing to win for the client and live our mission every day. Here, you’ll use your consulting skills and experience to design, develop, produce, and consult on a variety of internal and external communication materials and media that supports the client. 

In this opportunity you will provide expertise to support the client in the performance of duties, including addressing a wide range of public affairs issues supporting and affecting achievement of the client mission proactively. You’ll coordinate across the staff to ensure the intent, messages, and themes for the client, subordinate, and partner organizations are synchronized, harmonized, clear, and consistent, and that all materials are composed using the concept of unifying visual concepts and speaking with one voice. You will remain attuned to ongoing and future planned Command activities, be familiar with the vision, mission, and intent of client leadership, and remain well informed and proactive in the staffing procedures for the organization.

In this role as a communications specialist, you will apply expertise as the speechwriter to research, write, and edit a variety of materials, including speeches, presentations, briefs, reports, editorials, congressional testimony, blog posts, and other products as required to promote and explain the client's position. You will conduct coordination and integration across client directorates and subordinate commands to gather, develop, and check the accuracy of information from a wide range of sources, then interpret and explain specifics on a variety of subjects. You’ll prepare assignments based on input from subject matter experts, often culling information from several sources. You will perform additional extensive research and rewrite submissions to organize, balance, and apply a consistent sense of style, grammar, and flow to the finished product. You’ll establish and maintain an electronic product repository of speeches and related information for use by the client command to ensure alignment and integration of client messages. You will ensure that written materials are commensurate with the level and authority of the target audience consisting of the DoD, members of Congress, general and flag officers, senior officials at the Senior Executive Service level, and other leaders at the highest level of defense, other agencies, and private industry. You’ll provide analysis as the client prepares Congressional testimony, written products, and information papers on a wide variety of issues, with audiences at the highest level of the client's civilian and military leadership.

You Have:

·       6+ years of experience with communications, speech writing, or public affairs

·       Knowledge of word processing and integrated software applications

·       Ability to perform detail-oriented work

·       TS/SCI clearance

·       HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

·       Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Possession of excellent organizational skills

·       Bachelor’s degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.


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