• Program Analyst-Communications

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/19/2019 1:12 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Full-Time 40
    US-MD-Silver Spring
    Security Clearance Level
    National Agency Check (Client Initiated)
  • Responsibilities


    CSS is seeking a Program Analyst for full-time employment to support NOAA’s National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Silver Spring, MD This position will support the program coordination and communication branch in advancing NCCOS’ mission and goals. The branch is responsible for providing programmatic and communication support for NCCOS activities, as well as assisting NCCOS leadership with the formulation of NCCOS research and budget priorities and Congressional and stakeholder engagement.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a wide-variety of planning, coordination and communication support for NCCOS programmatic activities.


    Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:

    • Coordinate and communicate across NCCOS to identify activities and upcoming accomplishments worthy of promoting. Draft and edit stories and topics for the NOS Weekly reports, NCCOS website and social media. Responsible for generating outreach materials targeted to different audiences such as Congress and stakeholders. Provide advice to Program Coordination and Communication Branch Chief on more effective communication approaches and implement as appropriate.
    • Contribute to communications planning, tracking and execution of NCCOS science and research accomplishments and events. Coordinate within and outside of NCCOS to develop stories for promoting to Congress, constituents and users. As such lead the development of roll out plans, one pagers, press releases and other communication materials as needed.
    • Coordinate content development and distribution the NCCOS internal newsletter on a weekly basis.


                   Program Support (secondary role)

    • Support Program Coordination and Communication Branch Chief, NCCOS Director and Deputy Director in program planning, out year programmatic and budget planning and evaluation process, including routine evaluation of NCCOS contributions to performance measures and in responding to agency, inter-agency and Congressional information requests.
    • Support Program Coordination and Communication Branch Chief in carrying out special projects and in support of the NCCOS Director and Deputy Director as assigned including development of presentations and staffing of meetings and workshops.
    • As needed, provide back-up support for other members of the Program Coordination and Communications branch.


    • Master’s degree in public policy, marine or environmental science or related field and 1 year working experience; or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years’ of work experience in communicating and/or policy.
    • Experience with strategic, communications and project planning and implementation.
    • Self-starter with timely responsiveness and a service attitude.
    • Demonstrated ability to work on several projects simultaneously, to shift priorities as needed, and work productively in a fast-paced, team environment.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
    • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal as well as interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in providing program management support to senior leaders of an organization and working on the Hill, and experience working on coastal or marine issues are a plus.
    • Experience with the suite of Google collaborative tools, MS Word, PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign are a plus, as well as familiarity with social media apps and web and social media analytics.
    • Processing of a National Agency Check and fingerprinting will be required.


    CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.




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