Writer-Editor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 05, 2019
Closes
Mar 05, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Required to obtain Public Trust-Moderate Risk background investigation.
  • Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

    For the GS-09 : Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal Service.

    Specialized experience is defined as experience writing and editing a variety of informational products (such as press releases, newsletters, and articles).

    OR

    Equivalent combination of education and experience.

    For the GS-11 : Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-09, in the Federal Service. 

    Specialized experience is defined as experience researching, writing and editing a variety of informational products (such as press releases, newsletters, compliance assistance materials, website content, and speeches), including materials that may be controversial or difficult to communicate because they are technical or complex.

    OR

    Equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Education Requirements:

    Education may be substituted for specialized experience at the  GS-09 and  GS-11 grade levels ONLY.

    GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

    GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

    Selective Placement Factor:In addition to the basic requirements and specialized experience, applicants must have the ability to research, write, translate and edit various materials from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English including items addressed to the general reader, routine correspondence, reports, and technical materials related to the duties of the position?

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

    Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Technical - Comprehensive knowledge of technical aspects of an organizations programs and initiatives. Knowledge of the principles, methods, practices and techniques of writing and editing, as well as the regulations and policies affecting Government publications.

    Written Communication - Knowledge and skill in applying principles, methods, practices, and techniques of effective writing, editing, and proofreading content for electronic and printed media to produce materials that meet requirements and are easily understood by the targeted audience. Skill in articulating complex thoughts and technical information clearly and concisely in writing, and logically organizing material to effectively communicate messages at the level suitable for the venue and for the intended audience.

    Consulting - Knowledge of policies, programs, activities and the importance of presenting them to targeted audiences, including employers, workers, and the general public, to interpret and present information using written products and media.

    Project Management - Manages multiple tasks and meets challenging deadlines. Organizes and prioritizes heavy and demanding workload.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.


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