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Health Communications Specialist III

Washington, DC · Government/Military
Nationwide IT Services (NIS) is looking for a Health Communications Specialist III (HCS) to support the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Science and Medicine (OSM) in obtaining highly skilled personnel to support identified gaps in health communications and research critical to support the above-described activity. The candidate will support the efforts of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health for Science and Medicine (Long COVID Activity Lead), as well as OSM leadership

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and ghostwriting – prepare talking points, slides, emails, abstracts, social media posts, press releases, blog posts, rollout plans, web content, and other communications materials as needed in accordance with HHS branding guidelines and overarching messaging
  • Thought partnership – participate in brainstorming, planning, or strategizing to assist in the initial development phases of Long COVID activities including, the National Research Action Plan on Long COVID and, Long COVID Resources Development
  • Coordinating – align activities and personnel across OASH and USG partner agencies on behalf of the Long COVID activity lead to ensure convenings, work groups, assigned tasks, and deliverables are executed to meet the delivery dates laid out below
  • Literature Review – conduct rapid research on background that the Long COVID activity lead needs, collate and triage information on their behalf.
  • Information Management and Systems Improvement – ensure the Long COVID activity lead and OSM Long COVID team members’ shared files are arranged in the most up-to-date way, develop processes to optimize information flow across Long COVID work streams.
  • Liaison – with other leadership and points of contact such as OASH Communications to ensure optimal information flow and contribute to the HHS Weekly Report.
  • Support communication to external stakeholders (e.g., community, providers), and federal partners, involving content experts, website postings
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • Ability to obtain and retain a Public Trust clearance
The salary range shown is a general guideline only. Actual compensation is based on the candidate's experience, qualifications, and work location. The range listed is just one component of Nationwide IT Services total compensation package for employees.
About Nationwide IT Services
NIS is an IT and Management consulting company, designated 8(a) by the SBA, and a CVE-verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Our mission is to deliver value-added services to our customers, leveraging technology, people, and industry best practices to implement innovative solutions through our trusted employees and team members.  
Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, paid holidays, PTO (sick/vacation), commuter benefits, employee assistance program (EAP) and educational reimbursement.
Nationwide IT Services, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, disability or protected veteran status.

COVID-19 Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere to Nationwide IT Services (NIS) vaccination policy. All NIS employees must be fully vaccinated, and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement by contacting hr@nw-its.com  and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over NIS' vaccination policy.

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