Communications Specialist - 30753 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

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Job Description



This position will support the Director of Congressional and Public Affairs in advising the Program Executive Officer for Submarines (PEO SUB) in strategic communications for acquisition and program management support   of technology surprise that could affect the US military capability balance.

Prepares briefs, press releases, newswire stories and briefing documents for flag officers, SES and senior leadership within Team Submarine

Works with SMEs to develop talking points and media responses for related media inquires

Researches current CNO and SECNAV speeches and media interviews for relevant talking points

Able to work with Navy Public Affairs Officers inside and outside of the Chain of Command

Develops communication plans for various program offices within PEO Submarines

Provides daily news clips report for PEO SUB senior leadership and program managers

Drafts public affairs guidance and staffs media interviews between reporters and SMEs

Manages internal Public Affairs Sharepoint Site

Manages public release approval process for Team Submarine

Drafts speeches for keel layings, christenings, retirements, Change of Commands, and other public events for 2-Star Admiral

Prepares media coverage reports for various navy related topics

Tracks media inquiries and  responses for TSUB and assists in the review process

Handles TSUB FOIA requests

Works with graphic designers and other contract support to create graphics deliverables

Assist congressional support with research and related requests

Photographer for TSUB related events

Updates online fact sheets and background information for TSUB

Coordinates VIP and General Admission invitations for Christenings and Commissionings

Records manager for the front office

Required Education and Experience:

A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of  0 to 2 years of relevant experience;

Active Secret level security clearance is required.

The Public Affairs/Communications Specialist should possess; mastery level skills in the use and development of PowerPoint and other multimedia applications and the ability to generate new and dynamic presentations properly scoped to different audiences;

Must have the skill and ability to interface with senior level officials;

Must be able to review, analyze, and recommend solutions to programmatic problems and issues;

Track issues and problems through to resolution; and respond to related questions and correspondence; schedule and coordinate speaking engagements and the associated logistics related to the presentation of material.

Ability to research multiple topics, such as major technical issues and research trends, and use that research to write speeches and create presentations that focus on specific topics to engage audiences; draft speeches and presentations specifically for customer; and produce complex, high-profile speeches, presentations, and communications for customer. 

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Research and write/create new presentations, speeches and communication pieces that address complex and high-profile issues.
  • Meet with the customer on a regular basis.  Advise and consult with the customer on messaging and communications strategies.
  • Create in-depth communications on a range of subjects.
  • Produce clear communications through a wide range of styles and formats, including formal speeches, PowerPoint presentations, blogs, videos, letters, articles, op-ed and bylined pieces, and social media channels.
  • Tailor messages to serve the needs of different audiences, including employees, clients, media, social media, students, industry participants, and community organizations. 

Must perform on an expert level in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as with multimedia and social media applications.  

Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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