Senior Congressional Record Index Specialist (Editor)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Official Journals of Government, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia.
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Responsibilities

  • Assist in the daily, monthly, and annual publication of Congressional Record Index?which provides access to remarks and activities by members, individuals, organizations, and legislative businesses mentioned in the?Congressional Record.
  • Assist Manager and Chief in developing requirements for printed and online products.
  • Review Index manuscripts prepared by other writers in the Congressional Record Index Office.
  • Read, review, and organize various sections of the Congressional Record to prepare or review synopses of data contained.
  • Implement production standards, guidelines, and deadlines to ensure timely production and dissemination of printed and online products.
  • As necessary, edit manuscripts for clarity and ensure that the item does not conflict with other Index information.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a current Career or Career Conditional GPO employee to apply.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Non-Sensitive, Low Risk Security Clearance.
  • TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have served 1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade level of federal service to qualify.


Qualifications

To qualify for the Senior Congressional Record Index Specialist (Editor), PG - 0301 - 12 , you must meet the following requirements:

Do you posses (1) year of specialized experience at the PG-11 (or equivalent) level or higher? Specialized experience includes: implementing the policies and workings of the Congressional Record Index office to congressional staff, Government employees, and the general public by supplying or editing detailed abstracts of information from larger text taken directly from congressional proceedings. Strong knowledge of the legislative process, including the stages through which a bill passes through Congress to become a law as well as the various sections and style of the Congressional Record.

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (09/14/2021) to be considered.

Education

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used or this grade level.

Additional information

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

GPO Remote Work Policy: GPO offers a flexible work arrangement in which an employee can work most or all of the time from a different geographic area. Remote workers will be expected to be able to perform job duties on the date of their entrance on duty and/or the date of the telework agreement. Final pay will be determined upon selection with regard to locality pay and location of selectee. This position is not eligible for remote work.

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability, Public Trust . This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Reasonable Accommodation:
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Technology Application
  • Writing


We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

In addition to your responses to the questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy: (Users please add in or delete the appropriate required documents).
  • Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action- If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the position for which you are using to qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility.

    If you are unable to provide your most recent SF-50, you should submit a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. This explanation should include your Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential. Failure to submit the required SF50 document or statement of explanation will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.
  • Recent Performance Appraisal -If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit your current Fiscal Year (FY2020) Performance Appraisal showing you have performed at an acceptable level. If you are unable to submit your current Fiscal Year (FY2020) Performance Appraisal you must submit a written explanation as to why it was not obtainable. In this explanation you should include your final rating. Failure to submit your current Fiscal Year (FY2020) Performance Appraisal or a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable will disqualify you from further consideration.
  • .For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: School transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript or list of completed courses is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript or list of courses should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, semester hours, and GPA. If you provided an unofficial transcript or list of completed courses at the time of application and you are selected you will be required to provide an official transcript prior to appointment. All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

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