Public Affairs Officer (PAO)

Clearance Level
Not Applicable, Qatar

REQ#: RQ137551

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

Directly supports the Public Affairs Director to assist in advising the Commander with plans, coordinates, synchronizes, executes and assesses all OTH-CT communication efforts. Recommends and implements communication strategies to the Commander. Assists in developing guidance for subordinate communicators, and acts as the theatre release authority.  Coordinate communication actions with SOCOM, CENTCOM and SOCCENT to better ensure coordinated communication effects on OTH-CT operations. Provides coordination and representation in planning and operations as needed. Advising the commander on audience attitudes and perceptions of policies, programs, and information needs. Coordinates with international and regional headquarters communicators.  Coordinates strategic communication campaign within information operations plans to deconflict activities with intelligence and MISO efforts.  Conducts regular visits to command units to assess their PA programs and provide recommendations to the commander’s needs for support.


Minimum qualifications required:

- Graduate of the Defense Information School Basic Public Affairs Writer Course,

or Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course.

- Possess a military background with a minimum of eight years of military

experience in the field of public affairs. Civil service is an acceptable

substitution for military service.

- Ability to operate a digital camera and photo editing software (Adobe

Photoshop and illustrator (CS Master Suite applications).

- Possess an active Secret clearance.

- Required to work 60 hours per week, 6 days at 10 hours per day.

- Must meet all medical requirements for deployment.

- Must attend and successfully complete CONUS Readiness Center (CRC)


- Must have a valid U.S. Passport


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