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Job #: R-00027815
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Marketing Communications
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Military & Veterans Health Solutions Operation is seeking a full-time Communication Specialist in San Diego, CA. This position will be responsible for providing healthcare support services to the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), which is a Government contract.  NCCOSC optimizes force psychological readiness through development, aggregation, analysis and dissemination of best practices and innovations in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of psychological illness and injury. 

Primary Responsibilities

The Communication Specialist will perform the following:

  • Reports to the Site Manager and is a subject matter expert who performs technical support, and project coordination duties and their potential impact on the higher level organizational strategic vision.
  • Must have strong communications skills. Review content, editing input from other departments to ensure that the necessary documentation is created, edited, reviewed, assembled, approved and updated. 
  • Primary interface with Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Public Affairs Office (PAO) staff for vetting NCCOSC products for Presentation, Posters, manuscripts, etc. This requires maintaining a database for all submissions sent to BUMED for approval for tracking purposes.
  • Responsible for the planning, development, execution and on-site logistics of the center’s Psychological health summit, off-sites, and other events as required.
  • Organize and maintain project tracking databases and spreadsheets for various programs.
  • Create and design graphics for various projects. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project, and/or other database, web and presentation applications, etc. 
  • Familiarity with psychological health, military and medical terminology.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or equivalent with 4 yrs. experience, 5+ years related work experience within Military Medicine may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Must have strong communications skills. Expertise with reviewing content, editing input from all departments and key messages for Director and Deputy Director according to Associated Press (AP) style guide.
  • Minimum of 2 years prior military experience or significant experience working with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) or Military Health System (MHS) is required.
  • Intermediate graphic design proficiency. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign preferred.
  • Must have be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.
  • Must be U.S Citizen

Preferred Qualifications

Program management experience preferred.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Marketing Communications


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