Public Affairs Communications Planner, Mid

Key Role:

Provide direct support to meet Combatant Command strategic and operational-level exercise objectives. Apply knowledge of formal operations, military planning, or exercise design to develop communication plans across the communication life cycle, including conceptualization, brainstorming, stakeholder and client engagement, and final product development. Participate in and support public affairs planning for Combatant Command and component exercises. Plan and schedule for key milestones related to the exercise schedule. Attend exercise planning conferences, meetings, and working groups, as required. Analyze, coordinate, and execute communication strategies and plans that synchronize public affairs efforts across the theater. Contribute to the public affairs assessment process through applying lessons learned and open source research data to the communication planning process. This position requires travel to client locations for up to 25% of the time.

Basic Qualifications:

-3 years of experience with working in the DoD as a military, civilian, or contractor in a Joint or combined headquarter, major command, or higher headquarters

-3 years of experience with planning and executing public affairs activities for Joint, Army, or related exercises

-3+ years of experience with strategic communications

-Ability to be a highly flexible self-starter and operate in a high-tempo environment under less than ideal time-management conditions

-Ability to manage planning efforts for multiple events simultaneously

-Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

-Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-2 years of experience with Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) or the Joint Planning Process (JPP)

-Experience in an installation or major command Public Affairs Office

-Experience in a Combat Arms or Combat Support MOS

-Completion of Defense Information School (DINFOS) Public Affairs Training


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

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