Job Category:

Writer-Editor


Pay: $60,129 – $113,362 a year

Full Job Description

  • Write and edit products that articulate, interpret, and explain a variety of subjects, tailored to specific media and audiences.
  • Develop newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, briefings, talking points, and reports on behalf of the ORS Director; produce newsletters and other digital and social media communication for outreach, marketing and education.
  • Exhibit excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills to gather, edit and develop information with clarity and accuracy; work may include interviewing subject matter experts, program officials and others.
  • Apply new and different writing styles, techniques, and approaches to inform and educate diverse audiences possessing varying levels of comprehension.
  • Provide critical, editorial, and substantive review of documents, sometimes controversial or sensitive in nature, on behalf of the ORS Director.
  • Utilize various style guides (such as AP, Chicago and GPO) to tailor messaging to the intended audience.
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  • RequirementsRequirementsConditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
    • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
    • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
    • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement, including time in grade.
    QualificationsIn order to qualify for a Writer-Editor, GS-1082 position at the GS-09 level, you must have:

    A. completed a master’s or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR

    B. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: assisting in the research and analysis of documents for publication; gathering and checking the accuracy of information by research with subject-matter specialists; editing and preparing materials for publication; and using Web-based technologies to draft, edit, and lay out material; OR

    C. a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

    In order to qualify for a Writer-Editor, GS-1082 position at the GS-11 level, you must have:

    A. completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M., if related; OR

    B. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing research and analysis of documents for publication and briefing materials on varied topics (articles, press releases, ad copy, reports, fact sheets, etc.); advising authors of options and alternatives where necessary and appropriate; editing for correctness and meaningful placement any illustrations, tables, and charts; reviewing materials for style and tone, grammatical correctness, clarity, appropriate reading level, and consistency with regulations and style and format requirements; and using Web-based technologies to draft, edit, and lay out material; OR

    C. a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

    In order to qualify for a Writer-Editor, GS-1082 position at the GS-12 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: writing and editing products that articulate, interpret, and explain a variety of subjects, tailored to specific media and audiences; analyzing and editing both draft and final versions of a variety of written products prepared by the staff, management, or outside contractors; assisting authors or independently redrafting and modifying to improve the written material as to consistency, clarity, and succinctness as well as sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; coordinating the work of designers and technicians in developing effective, accessible formats, as well as illustrations and tabular material to augment the written message; and evaluating and adapting publishing procedures to changing technology.

    You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

    Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

    Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11041199EducationIf you qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application packages. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.Additional informationIf you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
    • This position is designated as a “non-emergency/teleworker” position and the selected candidate will be considered a “non-emergency/teleworker” employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
    • At the supervisor’s discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: [telework, remote work, compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
    • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • Veterans’ Preference applies only to Schedule A (disability appointment) and Veterans Recruitment Appointments (if applicable).
    • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
    • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
    • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
    • Visit our Total Compensation page for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.

    How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.

    To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.
    Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceOtherDrug test requiredNoPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/Fitness
  • Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsRESUME:
    Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the “Qualifications” section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:
    • Job title
    • Name of employer
    • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
    • Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
    • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
    • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)

    If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.

    For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website, USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial.

    ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:
    You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

    ELIGIBILITY/PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION:
    You must submit the following documentation, if applicable to you AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire. If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.
    • SF-50 – A copy of your most recent competitive career or career conditional SF-50 that shows the effective date of your latest position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your human resources office or, if you are an HHS employee, from your eOPF. If you separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via the Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration.
    • Veteran Documentation: (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.). Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation if you are a 10-point preference eligible. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you have derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point preference eligibles, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package.
    • Schedule A (Disability Appointment): Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional’s letterhead and signed. Please note the Schedule A hiring authority neither guarantees employment, nor gives an individual preference in the hiring process.
    • Documentation to support any other noncompetitive or OPM interchange agreement eligibility. Reference the Eligibility section of the questionnaire for required documents and information.
    • Visit our sites on Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information and required documentation.
    Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.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.
  • BenefitsBenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
  • Family of overseas employeesFamily members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
  • Federal employees – Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Land & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
  • Military spouses
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authoritiesIndividuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

You must be a current or former federal employee eligible to apply under merit promotion procedures or otherwise be eligible as a status applicant (e.g. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) OR be an individual who is eligible through an OPM interchange agreement or for a non-competitive appointment.

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