Product Owner/Web Content Editor

Washington, D.C
May 27, 2022
Jun 03, 2022
Full Time
Duties is an important source of information about the ADA for the general public and is one of the primary ways through which the Department delivers technical assistance to people with rights and responsibilities under the ADA. This position works to deliver great experiences for users by ensuring that the site and its information are useful, usable, well structured, and written in plain language suitable for the users. Because many people, businesses, and state and local governments have rights and responsibilities under the ADA, providing clear, contemporary, user-centered information on can have a significant impact.

As a Product Owner/Web Content Editor for, you will:
  • Create and implement the long-term vision and strategic direction for the website.
  • Ensure that is an accessible, user-friendly site with content that is usable and understandable by a variety of target audiences.
  • Bring together disability rights and ADA subject matter expertise to make informed decision about
  • Communicate roadmap features, project developments, and project needs to ADA stakeholders.
  • Make decisions and/or recommendations on complex issues that have significant implications for resource allocation and effectiveness of, which impacts the public's access to ADA information.
  • Plan and develop the content strategy for, ensuring new and existing content reflects the vision for and its audience's needs.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • DOJ uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, by visiting
  • You may be required to complete a pre-employment security screening to initiate your background investigation, which includes a drug screening. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion and adjudication of your investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days.

Specialized Experience Requirements

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, candidates must have one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level performing the following: (1) participating collaboratively on a project team by completing prioritized assignments; (2) identifying the needs of the audience; and (3) carrying out project plans and recommendations.

GS-13 preferred qualifications:
  • Expressing an understanding of the ADA regulations, and accessibility or disability rights;
  • participating in the implementation of user-centered design principles, such as contributing to the development of a web-based product; and
  • editing plain language content.
To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, candidates must have one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level performing the following: (1) leading a project, including developing the strategic direction and vision, prioritizing work, and leading the team; (2) identifying user or audience needs; and (3) communicating project plans and recommendations to internal stakeholders.

GS-14 preferred qualifications:
  • Implementing knowledge of ADA regulations, and accessibility or disability rights;
  • leading the implementation of user-centered design principles, such as in the development of a web-based product; and
  • drafting and editing plain language content.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs ( e.g ., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations ( e.g. , professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualifications and education requirements (if applicable), must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. If you are using experience to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP/ICTAP):The Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in DOJ with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If you have received written notification of your eligibility for consideration under CTAP/ICTAP, you may receive special priority consideration for this position, if this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility and you are well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria (for scored examining) OR rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. For more information visit: .

Schedule A: The Civil Rights Division welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. The Civil Rights Division also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes directly to Diane Turner by email to

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:

Division offices are near the Metro transportation system or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other Washington, D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities. Most employees who commute by public transportation are eligible for a transit subsidy benefit.