Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2019
Apr 19, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You will be required to obtain/maintain a secret security clearance.
  • You must meet all the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume, or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education, and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position.


    To qualify at the GS-09 level, you must have one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level, obtained in the federal or private sector which demonstrates all of the following. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) generating original written material for presentation; (2) using current desktop publishing software applicable to print publication procedures; and (3) editing illustrations and recommending changes to improve clarity. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).


    To qualify based on your education at the GS-09 - master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or to an LL.B. or J.D.

    NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

    Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts listed above meet the requirements for positions at the GS-09 level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time study.

    Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

    Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. These may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-09.

    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.

    Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Programs are available to federal employees who qualify. Those eligible for these programs are granted special priority selection rights. To be considered, you must be deemed well-qualified by receiving a score of 85 or higher. If you are a federal employee claiming CTAP/ICTAP, you must provide the documents listed under the Required Documents section to verify your eligibility. Also, you must indicate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For additional information regarding CTAP/ICTAP, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.

    Cover page to fax paper application - OPM Form 1203fx: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

    Assessment Question: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10462395

    Vacancy ID number: DE-19-054-SP

    Reasonable accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials, employment history, etc., will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

    For information about the federal program for persons with severe disabilities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/disability/People with disabilities.asp

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

    The self-assessment questions are related to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies (KSA's). However, you do not have to respond to the KSA's.

    • Work experience that provides the ability to edit complex written products, containing technical economic and industry-related material, aimed at both export and non-expert audiences.
    • Ability to work with individuals and groups to improve composition and editing skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
    • Ability to contribute to the development and implementation of effective publication formats for both print and electronic media.

    We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education based on the information provided. In particular, we will evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as they relate to the fundamental competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best: Placement in this category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).

    Better: Placement in this category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Good: Placement in this category, indicates that you meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. You may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Names of the candidates in the Best category will be the first ones sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    We will also evaluate your experience using an assessment questionnaire, which is available at the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10462395

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No

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