Product Owner/Web Content Editor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 27, 2022
Closes
Jun 03, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

ADA.gov 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 ADA.gov can have a significant impact.

As a Product Owner/Web Content Editor for ADA.gov, you will:
  • Create and implement the long-term vision and strategic direction for the ADA.gov website.
  • Ensure that ADA.gov 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 ADA.gov.
  • 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 ADA.gov, which impacts the public's access to ADA information.
  • Plan and develop the content strategy for ADA.gov, ensuring new and existing content reflects the vision for ADA.gov and its audience's needs.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • 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.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level) by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Current of former federal employees MUST submit your most recent performance evaluation or appraisal, signed, showing your final rating, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
  • 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 www.e-verify.gov/.


Qualifications

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.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold, you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

All qualifications, time-in-grade, 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.

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 the 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.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold, you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

All qualifications, time-in-grade, 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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is open to Competitive Merit Promotion, Non-Competitive, and Special Hiring Authority eligibles. You must meet the requirements for one of the following categories to be eligible.
  • A current permanent competitive service employee ; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. You must submit an SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional (Tenure field is 1 or 2); AND status in the competitive service (Position Occupied field is 1). Remarks on the SF-50 will not be used to support eligibility to apply under merit promotion procedures. Remarks on the SF-50 will not be used to support eligibility to apply under merit promotion procedures.
  • A Veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service.
  • A 30% or more Disabled Veteran . You must submit your DD214, a completed SF-15, and letter from the VA dated 1991 or later.
  • Military Spouses . You are eligible if: 1) you are the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces; 2) you are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who retired or separated with a disability rating of 100 percent; or 3) you are the un-remarried widow or widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while in active duty status. Please submit supporting documentation to be considered (e.g. active duty orders, marriage verification, SF-15, DD-214, disability letter from VA, etc.)
  • Schedule A : DOJ welcomes and encourages applicants 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 advance on the basis of merit. The Civil Rights Division also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes directly to Diane Turner by email to Diane.M.Turner@usdoj.gov.
  • A Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers Appointment . Please submit documentation to be considered.
  • Other non-competitive authorities (please see announcement language for applicable authorities)
  • A current or former Land Management Bureau employee who has served at least 24 months under a time-limited competitive appointment who is eligible for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.
  • DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/page/file/1394116/download

    Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    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.