Writer/Editor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2022
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

- Provides expert advice to management and staff on proper usage of the English language as well as principles, practices, methods, and techniques of creative writing and editing.
- Be responsible for writing, editing and managing written materials for use in communicating information about TIGTA and its activities to a variety of external audiences, including the media, Congress, and other external stakeholders, including the general public.
- Interpret complex concepts and themes in documents prepared by TIGTA staff, reconciling contradictions in the information presented and using expository narrative to develop balanced treatments of controversial matters in the presentation of conflicting points of views.
- Conduct research to develop authoritative information on the programs, polices, and functions of the agency, the relationship among agency programs, and related issues.
- Ensure that work products meet the appropriate techniques, methodologies, terminology, and guidelines provided by the TIGTA Executive Secretariat, GPO and Associated Press style guides and the Chicago Manual of Style by reviewing and editing these documents for proper format, grammar punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, and use of vocabulary consistent with the aforementioned standards.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National


  • As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exemptions as required by law. If selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Before appointment or onboarding you will be required to provide a copy of documentation/proof of vaccination prior to receiving a final job offer. We will provide information on how to request a legally required exemption from this requirement, if applicable.

    Acceptable forms of proof include:
    • A copy of the record of immunization from a health care provider or pharmacy;
    • A copy of the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (CDC Form MLS-319813_r, published on September 3, 2020);
    • A copy of medical records documenting the vaccination;
    • A copy of immunization records from a public health or state immunization information system; or
    • A copy of any other official documentation containing: Type of vaccine administered; Number of doses received; Date(s) of administration; and Name of the health care professional(s) or clinic site(s) administering the vaccine(s).

    If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination or to establish entitlement to an exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with TIGTA.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes:

    - Managing the editorial and clearance process of written products, to include recommending and/or implementing editorial and publishing policies; AND
    - Writing, editing, and publishing key materials for an office (i.e. press releases, organizational achievements and activities, talking points, speeches, feature articles or PowerPoint presentations); AND
    - Identifying and addressing communications needs for a variety of audiences; AND
    - Developing content for an organization's social media platforms.


    For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes:

    - Writing and publishing key materials for an office (i.e. press releases, reports, organizational achievements and activities, talking points, speeches, feature articles or PowerPoint presentations); AND
    - Identifying and addressing communications needs for a variety of audiences; AND
    - Recommending editorial and publishing policies and practices to be followed; AND
    - Developing content for posting on an organizations social media platforms.


    For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes:

    - Writing and publishing key materials for an office (i.e. press releases, talking points, reports, organizational achievements and activities, speeches , feature articles or PowerPoint presentations); AND
    - Providing advice and guidance to agency officials on writing and editing styles; AND
    - Developing content for posting on an organizations social medial platforms.


    Time-in-Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
    For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
    For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.
    For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

    Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • You will be required to regularly report to the Duty Station listed above. While teleworking is an option, approval is at management's discretion based on duties, business needs, performance, etc.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position is conditioned upon review/check of the candidate's tax compliance. Further, all TIGTA employees are subject to an employee tax compliance program to ensure that employees fulfill their personal tax responsibilities.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits