Peace Corps is looking for an Internet Communications Manager

The irony runs so deep on this one that I laughed out loud. Today, while searching for “web content manager” jobs at Monster.com, you won’t believe what I stumbled upon. Apparently, the Peace Corps is looking for an Internet Communications Manager to take over responsibilities for http://www.peacecorps.gov/.

How funny would it be for me to apply and get this job? I get kicked out of the Peace Corps Guyana due to my online activities only to get hired by its parent company to manage its website. Boy, that would be a hoot. Here is the actual posting:

US-DC-Washington/Metro-Internet Communications Manager

How to Apply
To receive maximum consideration, it is essential that applicants specifically address how they meet the Mandatory and Desired Qualifications. For correct instructions about how to apply, see the Peace Corps Web site at http://www.peacecorps.gov/employment/apply.cfm.

Duties
The incumbent is responsible for managing long-term strategies and day-to-day operations of the Peace Corps? external Web site (www.peacecorps.gov). In managing the Web site and other Internet communications tools, the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing effective design, content, and marketing projects. This includes developing an overall site architecture and graphic look, working with other offices to improve and expand site content, maintaining existing content, increasing site traffic through marketing and outreach efforts, identifying technical requirements for the site, and coordinating the external Web-based communications of all Peace Corps offices. Responsible for establishing policies and procedures for Web publishing, and must stay current on appropriate technologies, federal Web site requirements, and industry best practices. Responsible for developing and implementing Internet communications strategies related to Volunteer recruitment. To do so, s/he will coordinate activities of the Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection, Marketing, Press, Publications, and 11 domestic recruiting offices relating to Internet communications and recruitment and take the leadership role in developing and implementing successful ideas for strengthening the content, features, and functionality of our Web site as they relate to recruitment. Responsible for Internet communications strategies related to non-recruitment agency goals, such as communicating with educators, students, returned volunteers, and the media. Serves as a team leader for other staff supporting the Web site, providing guidance and direction for daily and long-term responsibilities. Conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations. Manages relationships with external contractors, including drafting statements of work and making recommendations for selection. Exercises editorial judgment in the selection and presentation of content. Participates in research, evaluation and installation of appropriate emerging technology in line with Agency goals and budgets. Represents the agency at meetings and functions involving communications and information technology. Ensures compliance with federal regulations for Web sites.

Mandatory Qualifications
In order to be selected for this position, applicants must be U.S. citizens, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities. Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, as described above, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent at least to the next lower grade in the normal line of progression. Knowledge, skills, and abilities are those that demonstrate performance of the duties and responsibilities as outlined above and must have included: 1) Professional work experience in the practices and techniques of Internet communications via a public Web site; 2) Thorough knowledge of Web site communications strategies and best practices; 3) The ability to plan, manage, design, and market Web-based and multimedia projects; 4) Strong editorial or communications background; 5) Solid Web technical knowledge, sufficient for defining Web hosting requirements, managing Web application development projects, and developing/maintaining a database-driven Web site; 6) Experience in Web project management, working with diverse teams, and hiring and managing contractors; and 7) Knowledge of HTML, authoring tools, and related technologies, such as javascript, DHTML, and cascading style sheets. All education and experience must be met by October 10, 2002.

Desired Qualifications
The following qualifications are not mandatory for selection to this position. However, highly competitive applicants will have experience and/or education in all or most of the following: 1) Windows OS, Macromedia/Cold Fusion products, and Oracle databases; 2) Adobe Photoshop; 3) developing multimedia CD-ROM projects; and 4) Outstanding writing and speaking skills.

Additional Information
Salary: USD 60,444.00 to USD 88,765.00 per year
Position Type: Full Time, Employee

Contact Information
Peace Corps
1111 20th St. NW
Washington DC 20526

So what do you think? Should I apply? If I did, I’m sure they would really consider me arrogant then (the Guyana country director thinks I’m arrogant).