Washington D.C.
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a "Q" security clearance.

    Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q Security Clearance

    Subject to Random Drug Test

    Must pass a pre-employment drug test

    Favorable suitability determination is required

    You will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.


    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-01, NU-02, or GS-07. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience applying accepted principles and practices of writing/editing correspondence, letters and reports for an agency or business. Some examples of specialized experience are:
    • Preparing reports developed by others for publication;
    • Advising and assisting authors during the writing stage;
    • Evaluating the logical and effective sequence of reports and correspondence narrative; and
    • Evaluating the overall length and tone of report and correspondence.
    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
    1. Skill in the application of principles and practices of writing and editing correspondence and reports and of accepted, standard practices of writing and editing written communication and applications sufficient to originate and/or edit written content for dissemination from the an organization’s Administrator to Congress and the general public.
    2. Skill in the application of multiple analytical tools and methods in order to undertake research on a wide variety of policy related issues in order to gather all necessary and pertinent facts and evaluate their importance for inclusion or exclusion in the Administrator’s written products.
    3. Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, produce, and distribute correspondence and reports in order to edit written content communicating facts, decisions, and plans of national and international importance and impact.
    4. Knowledge of management and organizational awareness. The incumbent must learn the organization’s mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work to include programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization in order to identify sources of knowledge pertinent to specific editing tasks in conjunction with the ability to handle and share that knowledge effectively through productive working relationships."Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience.

      Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

      You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    There are no education requirements for this position. You must have one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade in the federal system, i.e., NQ-01 or GS-07 grade level.


    You may substitute the completion of two full years of graduate level education or all the requirements for a master's (or higher) degree in a field directly related to analysis work, i.e., business administration, journalism, English or similar, for the specialized experience requirement for NQ-02. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total requirements.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as “Best Qualified”, “Well Qualified” and “Qualified”. Veterans Preference eligible will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

    If applicable, your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

    If called for an interview, you will be required to perform an editing task.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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