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Prin Communications Specialist

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Sites Cold War legacy. Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today. In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters. As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

  • MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more.
  • MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.NNSS COVID-19 attestation requirements: Responsibilities:The Communications Department tells the story of the NNSS to internal and external audiences, shaping our image and advancing our national security mission. This position is an integral part of developing and implementing the internal and external communication strategies for the NNSS, to share that story. It is also critical to continuing the strong culture of collaboration to create experiences that engage, connect, and inspire employees and the NNSS community of partners, and cultivate and maintain positive relationships with external stakeholders. This position reports to the Communications Manager. Key Responsibilities
    • Develop, implement, execute and evaluate communication plans to raise awareness of the people, programs and achievements at the NNSS internally and externally.
    • Represent the NNSS in the community, with media, and with government agencies as needed.
    • Formulate internal and external communication strategies and concepts to achieve NNSS goals.
    • Independently research, interview experts, write and edit content for use in print, video, web and social media, to include news and feature stories, media news releases and pitches, internal employee messaging, presentations, reports, fact sheets, etc.
    • Coordinate the creation of brochures, newsletters, fact sheets and other projects with graphic artists, other writers, and subject matter experts.
    • Provide oversight of the (external website) and inSite (internal website), including writing, updating, and maintaining website content.
    • Compile and evaluate monthly analytics reports and develops new courses of action to improve performance.
    • Develop presentations, video scripts, and speaking points for executive communication to both internal and external audiences and presents to groups as needed.
    • Manage the Nevada National Security Site Emergency Public Information program, leading emergency communications efforts as needed.Serve as an on-call Public Information Officer for Nevada National Security Site Emergency Operations Center and spokesperson in the event of an emergency.Serve as manager, assistant manager, news manager, news writer and employee communications coordinator (as needed) in the Nevada National Security Site Joint Information Center.Coordinate media inquiries and tours of the NNSS.Develop strategies and procedures to achieve the NNSS and Management & Operation contractors communications goals.Develop relationships internally and externally as needed to perform work effectively.Edit copy for accuracy, grammar and style.Evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies and programs and develop and implement changes as needed to improve effectiveness.Takes photos of projects, events, employees, etc. as needed.Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Qualifications:Bachelors degree in a communications or business-related field and 8 years' of professional level experience, or equivalent training and experience.Demonstrated experience and ability to plan, develop, and manage corporate public affairs and communications programs.Experience with emergency public information programs.Knowledge of Associated Press style.Experience with Content Management Systems such as SharePoint, WordPress, and social media platforms and tools highly desired.Experience with content creation and web design skills.Knowledge of search engine optimization.Effective written and oral communication skills.Sensitivity to errors that could negatively impact projects or the organization.Proven ability to foster teamwork, conflict resolution, timely decision making, and problem solving.Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization, committees, the media, the public and in large gatherings.Ability to build collaborative professional relationships with diverse individuals, including colleagues, customers, interns, news media, vendors, partners and the general public.Demonstrated proficiency in business software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.Strategic and action oriented, able to quickly shift priorities, manage interruptions and meet deadlines.Thrives working both independently and with a collaborative team.Track, balance and prioritize multiple projects of various sizes.Demonstrated knowledge and practice of journalistic writing.Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.Must possess a valid driver's license.MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. Reference , Personnel Security. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in , Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites, will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference , Counterintelligence Evaluation Program. MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace. Annual salary range for this position is $94,972.80 - $144,851.20. Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity.

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