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Tech Systems IMCOM SBS

Company: Veritiss
Location: Fort Riley
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

IMCOM SBS - Fort Riley, Kansas project.

Location: Fort Riley, Kansas

Position requires U.S. citizenship, clearable, Secret clearance desired

Support of Sustainable Readiness during named and expeditionary operations related to AC/ DoD deployment/redeployment and RC mobilization, deployment, redeployment, demobilization..

Public Affairs, Media, Community Relations, Publications, Photo Journalism, Graphics, Training - Maintenance

The performance outcome for the Public Affairs Office (PAO) support personnel is to provide for timely, efficient support for complete news releases, in-depth news and feature articles, edit copy, design pages, media layout development, assumes responsibility for grammatical accuracy, clarity, completeness, appropriateness for intended audience, and conformity to established standard format guidelines of publication, IAW AR 360-1 and Associated Press (AP) Style Guide.

These services augment the 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office in support of units under the Training and Readiness Authority of the 1st Infantry Division at Forts Riley, Sill, Knox, Leonard Wood, Reserve Component and National Guard mobilization and demobilization through Fort Riley, KS in support of contingency operations. Personnel shall be required to work outside normal duty hours, and may include short notice 24-hour operations and shift work.

PLANNING - Attend and coordinate both internal and external Public Affairs and 1st Infantry Division working groups for any major public affairs and or media related events that occur on or associated with Fort Riley. Providing and assisting the Public Affairs Officer and the Deputy Public Affairs Officer in coordinating events and decision making in coverage plans for internal public affairs events.

COMMAND INFORMATION - Coordinate, synchronize, oversee, report and brief (as required) on all command information requests and missions throughout Division and Garrison level. Develop, coordinate, and oversee command information support for Commanding General's initiatives. Develop communications plans for all major events, write or assist with the writing of speeches and oversee execution.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS - Plan, coordinate and assist government personnel in community- relations events, to include promoting, covering and marketing produced products. Establish working relationships with public relations in the local communities to ensure timely and accurate information to external audience.

MARKETING - Establish working relationships with the Division, Garrison and other major Army Commands to ensure timely and accurate stories. Explores possible external market opportunities with local/national media outlets for stories/articles that have been developed for internal purposes. Develops and analyzes distribution lists to maximize circulation within the targeted audience. Develops tracking practices to provide quantifiable feedback and analysis in identifying target audiences.

COPY/EDITSERVICES - Work with the government editor to adjust strategy of publication accordingly. Reviews prepared galleys of text and figures; writes editorials, articles, fact checking, assisting with editorial contentment and miscellaneous copy as appropriate; participates in monthly quality checks prior to shipping; and participates in the layout/design process. As needed, the shall participate in reader and industry research, keeping abreast and ahead of anticipated needs and changes.

LAYOUT OF PUBLICATIONS - Use computer applications, computer generated graphics, available software packages for innovate designs that are prepared camera-ready for reproduction. Participates in quality checks prior to shipping; and oversees layout/design to ensure a visually pleasing product that attracts reader interest. Coordinates the efforts of freelance and other personnel, manages quality control, and coordinates the article acquisition process.

MEDIA TRAINING - Assist the Division staff in providing media training for Soldiers and leaders. Specialized training shall include live camera interviews, print press interviews, education on embedded reporters, and media operations from the leader perspective. Develop, print, and provide to the Public Affairs Office media packets that include talking points, command messages and themes.

MEDIA ARCHIVE - Perform archival function to maintain the Divisions Audiovisual Information Library including cataloging and indexing all audiovisual products. Works closely with Division Personnel to provide the District with an up-to-date and well-organized library system in which visual products are readily available for reference and/or use.

MEDIA EMBED / MEDIA ESCORT - Coordinate and assist in escorting and embedding process for media representatives requesting to enter Fort Riley to interview/cover 1st Infantry Division stories/events. This task includes coordination with applicable Fort Riley units and organizations to facilitate movement of media representatives to and from the story/event location and ensure that a proper handoff of escort/embed duties occurs with unit/organization. Provide and ensure adherence to applicable media ground rules during media representative's visit to Fort Riley.

EDITING - Serve as the editor of the 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office's online publications and shall provide other general editing services for the newspaper as well as other audio/visual formats as required. The performance outcome is to provide timely and efficient editor services. Editor must possess interpersonal and organizational skills in order to effectively multiple media formats as well as perform basic journalist story writing functions as needed.

MEDIA MANAGEMENT - Provide tasking, coverage plans and assist in identifying topics and events for print news releases, web news articles and photojournalism as requested by the Public Affairs Officer, in-addition-to ensuring suspense times are met and all products meet the command intent.

MEDIA RELATIONS - Coordinate with outside media outlets to assist in the widest dissemination of the 1st Infantry Division's story. Must be able to effectively communicate and assist media outlets when relaying the Division's command messages.

PHOTO JOURNALISM - Serve as a journalist in the 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office and shall be responsible for all production elements of that office's publications and/or printed materials. The performance outcome is to provide timely, efficient support to provide photojournalist services in order to provide support for news releases, in-depth news and feature articles, copy/edit services, publication layout, assists with the distribution approved Public Affairs command information messages through radio, video and television, catalogs media archives and audio/visual equipment user level maintenance.

HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASES - Support the PAO in providing hometown news release services. Assist the PAO in offering every Soldier the opportunity for a news release upon deployment/mobilization, for redeployment/demobilization, and for any special recognition (Purple Heart, other awards) while deploying/mobilizing or redeploying/demobilizing. All news items created by contractor personnel shall be approved and released by the PAO with a contractor goal for submitted hometown news releases of 50 percent of all eligible Soldiers.

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION/VISUAL INFORMATION - Perform various technical duties involved in communicating information through visual means. Duties include the design and display of such visual materials (e.g., photographs, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, objects, models, slides, charts, newspaper layout, etc.) used in printed media, exhibits, live or recorded presentations and other means of communication.

Plans for visual aspects of printed materials, exhibits or presentations where the general format and specific themes to be illustrated are:

  • Performs research, designs and produces a wide variety of visual information products in final form for a various types of media and other Selects photos, illustrations and any enlargement/reduction necessary to achieve specified visual effects. Specifies appropriate typefaces and sizes along with other typographical elements.
  • Plans and prepares computer-generated visuals, including slides and other state- of-the-art automation technology. Produces cost effective visual information products through a thorough understanding and application of technological capabilities. In addition, must have a working knowledge of personal computers and be familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite 5 and 6, including InDesign, Illustrator,Photoshop

MEDIA SOFTWARE - Working knowledge of personal computers, and be familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom software packages. Train and assist Public Affairs personnel on Adobe Creative Suite 5 and 6. The Contractor shall maintain and trouble shoots the Adobe software system.

Training - Maintenance, Carpenter - performance outcome for this area is to provide timely, efficient, and effective services to augment the garrison with trained personnel to maintain Fort Riley Urban Clusters, Afghan Village, Home Station Training Lanes, or Range facilities. In order to perform services IAW this PWS, Contractor personnel must be qualified and certified and/or licensed to operate the following equipment:

  • Forklift, 11K All-terrain VariableReach
  • Forklift, 4K All-terrain VariableReach
  • Forklift, 6KHustler
  • SkidSteers,JohnDeer(orBrandnameequivalent)
  • Generator,3000kwandhigher,Caterpillar(orBrandnameequivalent)

REPAIRS: Repairs and replaces doors, windows, stairs, tin roofs, door hasps and handles for structures, sheds and towers and any other repairs need to Urban Clusters, Afghan Village, Home Station Training Lanes, or Range facilities. Repairs and replaces signs and markers. Removes all unserviceable furniture and takes it to the C/D Landfill.

Perform maintenance service requirements in coordination with the KO or their designated representative.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND CHECKS: Performs Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services (PMCS) on all equipment and makes proper coordination for repairs and replacements.

WELDING: Operates arc and acetylene welders to spot-weld and reinforce light gage and corrugated metals and I- beams used in structures, and other facilities.

SAFETY REPORTING: Checks structures for safety hazards as a part of the daily maintenance procedures and reports all damage to the Range Operation Chief and Range Maintenance Supervisor.

TRANSPORT: Provide an appropriate and fully-operational vehicle, fuel, and associated maintenance supplies and servicing, as required by Section C.4 of this PWS, to transport Contractor Range personnel, tools, supplies, and equipment to various service locations IAW this PWS. Service locations and mileage include, but are not limited to, on-post trips

Ranging from approximately 15-25 miles per trip, with an approximate frequency of 60-120

Trips per month; periodic off-post trips are made 3-5 times monthly approximating 50 miles per month. Furnished truck shall be capable of pulling a trailer and holding items, to include, but not limited to, welding equipment, lumber, and miscellaneous equipment to applicable job sites; as well as provide a location to store associated tools. The Government shall provide a ladder rack for the rear of the truck.

Responsible for lease of a vehicle and all subsequent fuel and maintenance costs.

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS: Personnel shall be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds, endure extreme weather conditions to include snow, sub-zero temperatures, and 95+ degrees temperatures. Personnel shall possess technical skills and knowledge of military heater systems.

ELEMENTS: Operates equipment including but not limited to truck(s), skid steers and forklifts on paved and unimproved roads in all types of weather and is exposed to the possibility of serious accidents.

Responsible for the operation and licensing of the vehicle operators. There is exposure to excessive noise and smoke from the raining of military units on the ranges and possibility of injury from burns and explosions; dirt, grease, odors, dust, and fumes while performing maintenance; skin burns when welding and possible danger from electric shock, battery acid spills, and falls from range towers and ladders. There is some discomfort when wearing protective clothing.

Veritiss, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Veritiss maintains a drug-free work environment and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons. Recruitment, hiring, training will be carried out regardless of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

All qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply. For consideration and to find out more information about this position please visit our career page at

Keywords: Veritiss, Topeka , Tech Systems IMCOM SBS, Other , Fort Riley, Kansas

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