IMCOM SBS - Fort Riley, Kansas project.
Location: Fort Riley, Kansas
Position requires U.S. citizenship, clearable, Secret clearance
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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