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Public Affairs Specialist
Job Code:2022-ETA-021
Location:Lexington, KY
Division:PPPO DOE Contract
Duration:Direct Hire

Job Responsibilities:

Position:   Public Affairs Specialist                                                

Division:    ETAS

Duration:  Direct Hire

Location:  Lexington, KY


Company Description: 

ETAS Inc. has upcoming opportunity for Public Affairs Specialist (Direct Hire) positions at our offices in Lexington, KY.  Please submit resumes via the web page link below.  


Enterprise Technical Assistance Services, Inc. (ETAS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Professional Project Services, Inc (Pro2Serve). ETAS was formed and dedicated to support the Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) with technical and management services contributing to the safe and cost effective implementation of the “One PPPO” mission.


The parent company, Pro2Serve, is a nationally recognized environmental, technical, and engineering services firm dedicated to providing critical environmental management services to reduce the Nation’s environmental liabilities and infrastructure engineering services in support of our Nation’s security. We support the energy, defense, and science markets through responsive, cost-effective execution of critical environmental, facilities and infrastructure, and nuclear defense and nonproliferation projects.



Job Description


Formulate and recommend policies, programs, and procedures governing information functions related to the work of the agency. Plan, initiate, and implement comprehensive public affairs campaigns to enhance the understanding of the agency's programs among the general public and specialized groups and organizations.

Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the internal information program, media relations, and community relations programs in achieving greater understanding of the facility's mission and programs.

Advise top management officials on the possible public and media reactions to proposed policy statements or agency actions.

Develop and disseminate a wide range of information and data concerning the nature and objectives of agency programs, employing all types of media, including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, professional and scientific journals, still and motion pictures, posters, exhibits, and advertisements.

Arrange and conduct workshops, seminars, and other meetings with various organizations in stimulating participation in agency activities, identifying their concerns, and motivating these groups to conduct similar programs for their membership. 

Advise and assist personnel at subordinate echelons on carrying out community relations activities, furnishing policy guidance, developing directives for policy procedures, and evaluating program effectiveness.

Collect and summarize input from specialized groups or individuals through surveys, public opinion studies, or group meetings, and prepare reports to management on the public's perception of agency programs.

Arrange and conduct tours of facility, briefing local, national, and international visitors and officials on the function and operation of the organization.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited university in a related field or ten years of relevant experience
  • Five years of relevant DOE public affairs experience and or representing government interests
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with the general public, the news and information media, key officials, agency stakeholders, industry representatives, and/or community groups in order to communicate and disseminate program information which results in an understanding of the agency's mission and activities
  • Knowledge of risk communication strategies
  • Strong conceptual and creative abilities
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in the production of deliverables and in interactions with fellow employees and client personnel.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Knowledge of web design and social media applications
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint




Direct Hire


Federal Government Clearance:

This position may require the ability to obtain a government clearance. This position may require reviews and test for absence of any illegal drugs along with a background investigation by the Federal government in order to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and may require subsequent reinvestigations may be required.


EEO Employer:

Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/Vet/Disab/LGBT



E-TAS benefits package has been carefully designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families.


These benefits include:

  • Major Medical Plan with Prescription Card, Dental Plan, Vision, and Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Comprehensive Leave
  • Holidays



Pay Rate:
Please submit salary or hourly rate requirements along with resume or in a cover letter.


Job location:

Lexington, KY area

Please submit resumes via the web page link.


If you meet the above requirements/qualifications, please click the Apply Now button to submit your resume to be considered for this position, as well as added to our national database.  We look forward to talking with candidates who have the requisite skills and experience level.