WRITER EDITOR SPEECHWRITER
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Maybe be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes: The ability to adapt speeches to senior executives presenting authoritative information to various audiences. Incumbent must have expert knowledge to interpret and explain a variety of subjects, and to write and edit materials tailored to specified media and audiences. Knowledge of gathering, researching, analyzing, distill and present accurate information either in a variety of fields or, with a broad and non-specialized approach, in a single field; obtains, analyzes, and communicates information for such purposes as articulating policy; making public reports on the activities and plans of agencies; explaining the laws agency`s administer to those affected, especially concerning their rights and obligations; reporting the results of research and investigations; announcing regulations. Broad knowledge of publishing concepts, practices, standards, and technologies for the media used. Ability to edit articles accepted for publication, which may require substantial rewriting. Ability to exercise editorial quality control on all phases of a publication production cycle. Knowledge of design, graphics, colors, layout and illustration techniques to highlight the material in an integrated, readable manner facilitating the comprehension and understanding of the intended audience.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Expert knowledge to interpret and explain a variety of subjects, and to write and edit materials tailored to a principle for specified media engagements and audiences.
- Knowledge of current National Guard missions, CNGB priorities, and Department of Defense operations.
- Possess a high level of expertise in writing, editing, research techniques, and methods to develop and prepare authoritative data on programs, policies, and functions.
- Above average skill in written and oral communication to present issues and recommendations.
- Expert knowledge of design, graphics, colors, layout and illustration techniques supporting various communication methods.
- Experience working as an executive-level speechwriter and preparing executive-level presentations and correspondence including the ability to take direction demonstrating great attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize work; motivates and guides others to accomplish all tasks correctly, completely, and within established timelines.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
BASIS OF RATING: The assessments for this job will measure
- General competencies such as: Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Skills.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) as listed under Qualifications
The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment. Read more Security clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes