Writer-Editor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 14, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Communications (OOC) of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor. The OOC is responsible for OSHA's public affairs and communication activities.

- This position is inside the Bargaining Unit.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:
  • Serves as a writer and editor for materials of various types whose subject matter covers a broad range of policies, programs, and activities of OSHA.
  • Researches, writes, and edits a variety of informational products, working closely with staff members and subject matter experts within OSHA.
  • Writes, develops, and edits original content of uncomplicated materials of various types whose subject matter covers the policies, programs, and activities of OSHA. Reviews and edits materials prepared by other authors. Reviews work submitted for quality, consistency, and compliance with established standards of style, format, and content.
  • Reviews work submitted for quality, consistency, and compliance with established standards of style, format, and content. Edits text for grammatical correctness, clarity, tone, appropriate reading level, and consistency with pertinent program objectives and OSHA policies and publication requirements.
  • Manages individual project details, schedules meetings, and consults with customer to determine overall project scope and establish timelines.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - This position has promotion potential to the GS-13. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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 all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-09.

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).

OR

Equivalent combination of education and experience.

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11.

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) and editing materials prepared by other authors for submission.

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12.

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), editing materials prepared by other authors for submission and advising and assisting senior level staff on the development of communication themes, specialized strategies, information campaigns, and related communication products.

Education Requirements:
Education may be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level ONLY.

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.

Education

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.

Additional 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.

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

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

Categories:

Category A (Best Qualified) - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B (Well Qualified) - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C (Qualified) - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

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

(Technical) - Knowledge of the missions and program areas of OSHA directorates, and familiarity of Agency programs and initiatives. Knowledge of the principles, methods, practices and techniques of writing and editing to assist in the development of various publications of informational materials.

(Written Communication) - Knowledge of grammar, writing, editing practices, and style requirements. Skill in applying this knowledge to prepare appropriate materials, including reports and articles, etc., and to proofread content for electronic and printed media.

(Consulting) - Knowledge of OSHA policies, programs, and 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 deadlines. Organizes and prioritizes assignments based on urgency and other factors.

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). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

- Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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