Supervisory Writer-Editor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 25, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Plans, evaluates and oversees the development of information products by performing and/or managing complex writing assignments and assisting higher level personnel with preparation of communications for members of Congress, executive branch employees, state and local officials, high level GSA officials and managers and GSA employees. Edits text prepared by self and others for clarity and accuracy, as well as policy implications, including applying consistent set of style, grammar, and punctuation practices and consulting on design and graphics to ensure clarity of intended message/information. Ensures written products contain no conflict with policies and objectives of related programs, including identifying and consulting with GSA management and other stakeholders on problems and/or controversial issues requiring refined, expanded or alternative communication strategies. Plans, organizes, oversees and directs the activities of the Branch by establishing and interpreting policies, determining priorities for writing and editing practices; drafting and improving internal OSC processes and informational documents that provide standards and instructions concerning corporate writing and editing; and assigning and performing quality checks work of writer/editor pod to ensure quality and consistency across communications. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with representatives of GSA organizations to identify and build appropriate relationships with subject-matter experts; interview for key message ideas and translates trade specific information into clear, concise expressions for the targeted audience/client base.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. If selected and you are a current GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination if this requirement has already been met.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
  • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $126,233.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience serving as a senior writer editor with the primary responsibility for planning, creating, designing, maintaining, overseeing and disseminating public affairs products that communicate an organization's goals, policies, news and information to a diverse audience (i.e., news media; government agencies; employees; industry, trade and professional associations; the public and other stakeholders); and/or managing and planning from conception to publication high-level organizational publications and reports.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not applicable

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
  • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area, as needed; through other means; or not at all.