UIC Alaska

Public Relations (PR) Specialist/Communications Specialist

Marketing & Communication
Location : Location
US-MD-Patuxent River
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Public Realtions (PR) Specialist (AIR-2023-19318-F)


Bowhead seeks a Public Relations (PR) Specialist with experience in internal and external communications to join our team in support of the NAVAIR Digital Department located at NAS Patuxent River, MD.


Position is a hybrid, a mixture of work on government site and telework.




  • Create and edit articles, news releases, fact sheets, how to guides, talking points, digital news pieces, message maps and other written content to stimulate internal and external interest in command accomplishments and enhance understanding of the command, its workforce, and mission
  • Conduct research to respond to organization and media queries and pass information to the workforce, federal public affairs officer, and others
  • Work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team to effectively promote and field digital knowledge, skills, transformation, and adoption
  • Help leadership communicate effectively with the organization’s nationwide workforce and general public
  • Help maintain the organization’s corporate image and identity; aligning with leadership’s focus areas
  • Draft speeches, talking points and presentations for the organization’s leadership and subject matter experts
  • Evaluate marketing programs to determine whether they are compatible with organization’s public relations efforts


  • BS or BA degree in communication, journalism, or a related writing-intensive field
  • 6 years of experience as a communications professional
  • Experience in creating and executing internal or external focused mass communications plans required
  • Must have a solid command of writing articles, captions and other products in Associated Press style
  • Experience working with IT professionals to clearly communicate IT instructions, information and initiatives
  • Posses the ability to learn and test new technologies and capabilities to educate others on the pros and cons
  • Flexible, persistent self-starter with the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment, working multiple priorities
  • Familiarity with change management and risk communications highly desired
  • Prior experience supporting DoD or government agency preferred
  • Ability to work with multimedia and digital development professionals; multimedia experience preffered.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office suite skills - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Office 365 a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts and strong interpersonal skills and good judgment, with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.





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