Public Communications Specialist

20 Aug, 2020


Public Communications Specialist

Austin, TX
Bowhead is seeking a Public Communications Specialist to support the Army Futures Command Communication Team in Austin, TX. The Public Communications Specialist will serve as a writer and editor for Army Futures Command and its subordinate activities.

Responsibilities to include:
• Regularly reviews written material submitted to the organization for editorial quality, consistency, and compliance with established style, format, and content requirements.
• Ensures that the written work products adhere to Associated Press or Army style accordingly.
• Researches, writes and edits workforce messages, speeches, interviews, training materials, brochures, statements, press releases, talking points, information papers, and other written products on a wide variety of issues and topics to meet one-time or recurring publication or other requirements
• Incumbent researches and writes complex articles for the Command that are accurate, current and require tailoring to ensure they are appropriate for the audiences, occasions, and purposes.
• Interviews military officials and subject matter experts, researches, writes, and edits materials for publication covering topics such as Command organizations, missions, operations, history, goals, objectives, accomplishments, perspectives, and the current or future needs of AFC and the Army.
• Serve as editor of Command publications.
• Will be required to take photos to support written materials.
• Provide advice and assistance to the Command on long- and short-range policy development based upon knowledge of public affairs and media operations.
• Analyze and provide communication recommendation to include, but not limited to, collection/review and evaluation/assessment.
• Coordinates and cooperates with other Army Commands, Army senior leaders, OCPA, HQDA.

Requirements • BA/BS from an accredited college or university. Major in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, English, Creative Writing preferred.
• Writing Samples or Portfolio may be requested
• Experience in the communications field supporting DOD organizations
• Knowledge of communication principles, methods, practices and techniques to develop public affairs projects aimed at enhancing the understanding of groups or individuals opposed or indifferent to significant aspects of the agency.
• Ability to prepare and/or edit written correspondence, ensuring proper use of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
• Must demonstrate the ability to balance day-to-day demands for missions requiring immediate attention with the need to achieve long-term organizational goals.
• Ability to prepare and deliver briefings and status reports to senior leadership.
• Possess demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Able to work effectively in a team environment.
SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level, however an ACTIVE Secret clearance is highly sought. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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  • UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job posted: 2020-08-20