Communications Specialist

Posted Date 6 months ago(3/24/2020 9:00 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Full-Time 40
US-MD-Silver Spring
Security Clearance Level
National Agency Check (Client Initiated)


CSS is a professional and technical services provider to government and commercial clients. Our services are organized into five core competencies and several cross-cutting services that we have cultivated through our 30 years of corporate experience. Our core competencies include Earth, Space & Life Sciences, Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery, Environmental, Safety & Health, Natural Resources Management, and Transportation Safety & Security.


Join our team! CSS is now hiring a Communications Specialist in Silver Spring, MD to support the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

Education: Master’s degree in Communications or other related field of study;
Experience: 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.


Explain and organize complex scientific information in style that is easily understandable to non-scientists and iterate with NOAA until it is scientifically accurate and understandable by the target audience.

Produce reports, brochures, speeches, and audiovisual materials for a variety of audiences, and go through multiple review cycles, as needed, with NOAA until it is scientifically accurate and understandable by the target audience and in the requested format or style, when required.

Provide expert level support to communicate scientific data and information through visual means. Such work includes but is not limited to the design, production, and display of photographs, graphics, data visualizations, videos, physical displays (such as models or live demonstrations), power point slides, and charts for the internet, infographics, pamphlets, exhibits, live or video recorded speeches or lectures, and other means of communicating, and go through multiple review cycles, as needed, with NOAA until it is scientifically accurate and understandable by the targeted audience.

Coordinate web site strategy, providing expert advice on website design and management strategy. Coordinate the transition of legacy website content to the new website platform. Gather and post variety of stories, videos, infographics and photos to website on a regular basis; monitor social media activity and audience engagement with the website; track public engagement through digital media and provide weekly metrics and reports to AOML Communications Director. Provide expert advice and recommendations Communications Director on to increase public engagement with the website.

Research, gather, and synthesize scientific information, and translate that information into understandable, audience-appropriate communication products (e.g., print productions, web feature stories, etc.), which includes identifying and selecting appropriate images and graphics to enhance communications products, and go through multiple review cycles, as needed, until it is scientifically accurate and understandable by the targeted public.
Provide expert level support and develop a visual information strategy emphasizing cross-platform visual and graphical consistency.

Develop visual content for display on high-definition video monitors and for reproduction as posters.

Provide on scene support as well as communication products for leadership at key conferences and scientific meetings.

CSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer who provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



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