Writer-Editor GS-1082-11/12 (DE/CR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 18, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - This position approximates 5% travel.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    Security Clearance: You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management website located at www.opm.gov/qualifications.


    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.



    To qualify for the GS-11:
    You must have one year (52) weeks equivalent experience to the next lower grade level (GS-9). For this position, specialized experience is:

    Demonstrating knowledge of grammar, writing and editing practices in addition to the style requirements of media and publications. Writing and editing primarily scientific or technical documents that is clear and useful to the intended audience.

    OR 

    Education:
    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

    OR


    Combination of education and experience: Applicants may qualify based on a combination of specialized experience and education. Experience and successfully-completed education at the appropriate level (see above) may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-11.

    To qualify for the GS-12: You must have one year (52) weeks equivalent experience to the next lower grade level (GS-11). For this position, specialized experience is:

    Presenting information at a level appropriate for the intended audience. Developing products for high-level agency officials. Using and teaching the Plain Language guidelines. Managing publishing projects from conception to printing and distribution, integrating and troubleshooting peer reviews.


    There is no substitution of education for the GS-12 position. 

    Please see qualifications section. 

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career Transition

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    1. Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
    2. Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
    3. 30% or more disabled veterans
    4. Persons with disabilities
    5. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    6. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

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

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories.  The categories are “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”.  However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.  Candidates placed in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility:  Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.  Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. For more information on Category Rating, please go to Category Rating.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Ability to develop written products that articulate, interpret, and explain highly complex, potentially controversial, and important agency policies, programs, and research findings.
    • Skill in analyzing, interpreting, and integrating information in a variety of formats, such as; Graphics and tables, databases and spreadsheets, and planning and implementing new formats and products suitable for new media an accessible to specialized audiences.
    • Knowledge of the requirements of the Plain Writing Act of 2010.
    • Skill in using and teaching the Plain Language guideline promulgated by the Plain Writing Act of 2010.
    • Knowledge of the requirements and effective use of various media to write scripts for radio, television, films, or video tapes.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No


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