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Writer-Editor (FOIA)

Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

***Like all positions within the OIG, this is a hybrid-telework position, combining virtual work with in-person work. The in-person component involves attendance at the OIG office, located within the NRC Headquarters building (free garage parking), at least three days per week, that is, at least six days per two week pay period, subject to revision by the Inspector General. There is flexibility as to which in-person days are chosen. The person selected for this position will be required to relocate to the Washington, DC metropolitan area within 120 days after accepting the position if residing more than 50 miles from NRC headquarters.***

As the Division of Investigations Writer-Editor, you will be responsible for writing and editing materials to ensure that the OIG written products conform to established OIG guidance and procedures. Assists and facilitates the writing and issuance of all written products by collaborating closely with the investigation staff and managers. Provides writing and editing support and assistance at all stages of the report writing process such as developing report outlines, reviewing and providing feedback on drafts, conducting research if needed, and working with investigation staff to produce reports that convey agreed-upon messages to the intended audience. Serves as the office's expert in writing and editing. Assists the OIG staff with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests and appeals.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a Q clearance is required.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience and training that equipped you with the ability to conduct investigations of allegations to determine violations of laws, regulations, and/or procedures. Specialized experience also includes the ability to prepare concise and accurate reports of investigations, and allegations.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Demonstrated high level of expertise in writing and editing that is sufficient to write and edit, in great detail, products of extreme complexity and sensitivity. These products articulate, interpret, and explain important Office of Investigations program information and findings to both a non-technical and technical audience.

General knowledge of the mission, function, and programs of an OIG, and of appropriate OIG professional standards to ensure that investigative reports, outgoing correspondence, and other work products reflect the program goals of the OIG and comply with appropriate professional standards.

General knowledge and understanding of all data governance related federal legislation and implementing regulations, Executive Orders, federal and agency policies and procedures, case law and precedent decisions related to information disclosure, security, privacy, and protection in order to manage a facility Privacy and FOIA program (FOIA, Privacy Act, Title 38 United States Code and HIPAA Privacy Rule).

General knowledge of the agency's mission, programs, organization and structure and relevant laws, regulations, and related administrative procedures affecting the NRC and the DNFSB.

Demonstrated ability to work with investigation staff in a team environment and to deal effectively with personnel to acquire information needed to complete assignments and present the results of investigations.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.


Bachelor's degree or higher is desired.

Additional information

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero-tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in an NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

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