Public Affairs Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $96,970.00
Maximum: $126,062.00
Details: Per Year



Application Deadline:



District of Columbia
United States


What does a Public Affairs Specialist do at CMS?? 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest purchaser of health care in the world! We are the Operational Division within the Department of Health & Human Services that is responsible for one of our nation's most critical functions, to ensure effective, innovative approaches to promoting quality health care for beneficiaries. A career with CMS means an opportunity to serve the public and a chance to apply your skills and talents in a meaningful way to keep our beneficiaries and the public updated on important topics.

 At CMS our Public Affairs Specialists (PAS) are in charge of arranging and managing various aspects of media briefings and news-related activities. Our PAS teams cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with the news media and other stakeholders. If you are skilled at writing and editing media materials such as, news releases, press statements, facts sheets, and FAQs then this may be the right fit for you! A career as a PAS at CMS is an opportunity to hone your specialized skills in interacting with reporters and perfecting content of communications documents that inform the public.

If you like what you have read so far and believe that you are the perfect fit for this important role at CMS, please visit the full vacancy announcement at:

Please submit completed applications via the vacancy announcement online by 11:59pm ET on 3/16/18 for consideration.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the "Required Documents" section below. A complete application package (to include resume, occupational questionnaire and other applicable supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 PM ET on 03/16/2018 to receive consideration.