Editor (Recent Graduate)

Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time


This is a Recent Graduate position in the Pathways Program.

The program duration is one year and upon successful completion of the program requirements, the incumbent may be converted to a term, career or career conditional position.

The DOE-OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U. S. Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov.

Learn more about this agency


As an Editor for the DOE OIG, the incumbent's primary responsibilities will be to assist the Director of the Office of Planning, Administration, and Quality Assurance with recommending standards, practices, procedures, and other criteria for the timely issuance of audit/inspection reports; review audit/inspection reports for editorial style and consistency with the established format of the Audits/Inspections Manual and the requirements of the Comptroller General's Government Auditing Standards; review draft reports to ensure the objective has been addressed, facts presented are clear and logical, and all elements of the report are included; prepare a variety presentations, charts, and visual aids for use in meetings and briefings; and utilize various desktop software to draft, edit, and design materials for printing.

Travel Required

50% or less - This position requires 30% travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Meet Recent Graduate Eligibility Requirements (See Qualification Section)
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation
  • This is a drug testing designated position

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.

Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.

This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.


Recent Graduate Program Eligibility:

To meet these requirements, you must have obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctoral, or technical/vocational degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years.

Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree (or certification) was completed.

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination:

Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.

At the GS-7 applicants must have one (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement or one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to researching, writing, and editing reports, letters, memos, and other documents; using software applications for correspondences; and effectively communicating orally and in writing.

At the GS-9 applicants must have two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level. Specialized experience for this position may include, but is not limited to: editing and formatting reports for publication; assisting with the agency report issuance process; and preparing a variety of presentations, charts, and visual aids for use in meetings and briefings.

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies:(Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.)

1. Knowledge of desktop software to draft, edit, and layout material.

2. Skill in editing and formatting published reports.

3. Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.

4. Ability to develop curriculum material and conduct writing skill training to all grade level personnel.

5. Ability to effectively communicate orally.

6. Ability to communicate in writing.

For further information on qualification requirements, visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.


Applicants must submit an unofficial and/or official transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.



Providing such evidence when applying is your responsibility.

Additional information

Recent graduates may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. To be eligible for conversion, the Recent Graduate must:
  • Be a U. S. Citizen;
  • Have successfully completed all requirements of the Program;
  • Have demonstrated successful job performance consistent with the applicable performance appraisal program; and
  • Meet the OPM qualification standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.
  • The U. S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • May require completion of a probationary period.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
  • 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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about the Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.ig.energy.gov/ or visit the Department's website at http://www.energy.gov/ .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position.

If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:
  • Transcripts indicating when your degree was received (or listing of course information with the grades earned, completion dates and quarters and semester hours earned)
  • Veterans' preference documentation (if claiming veterans' preference)
  • If your application package does not contain all required documents, you may lose consideration for the position

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit member 4 copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form.

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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