WRITER-EDITOR


Vacancy ID: 726367   Announcement Number: NW21082-12-726367K1419458   USAJOBS Control Number: 324027500

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is:  726367
1. Title of Job

WRITER-EDITOR
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

Have you received any Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP) from the Federal Government within the last 5 years?


8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

List any campaign badges and/or expeditionary medals received.   Examples:  Southwest Asia Service Medal, Purple Heart, etc (limited to 300 characters)
15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If currently active duty in the U.S. Military, provide anticipated date of separation/retirement or start of terminal leave (mm/dd/yyyy):
Type of Discharge:
If retired from the military provide your rank and the date of retirement:
If retired because of a service connected disability, transferred to the permanent disability retirement list, or currently receiving compensation for a service connected disability,  indicate the percentage of the disability:
Date of your last VA letter or other Armed Forces Disability Letter (mm/dd/yyyy):
16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 WRITER-EDITOR

21. Geographic Availability

110400001 Washington Navy Yard, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment and referral consideration. Please indicate those eligibilities for which you are eligible and would like to be considered. You will only be considered under eligibilities that you select and provide requested supporting information either below or within your resume. If you do not meet at least one of the eligibilities below, you are not eligible to be considered for this position. For additional information, definitions and supporting documentation requirements see the list of appointing eligibilities listed at http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist_Merit.pdf.    Please note that documentation (e.g., SF-50’s or DD-214s) will be requested if you are selected to verify your eligibility.

1. Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) federal employee in the competitive service (will show a 1 in box 34 of SF-50) or I am currently on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34). Note: Your resume must include your position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment for all applicable federal work experiences.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.


2. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND I was discharged under honorable conditions. Note: If you are responding yes, ensure that you have answered all applicable veterans’ questions in both the Eligibility Information and Other Information sections of this questionnaire.  Visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx for veterans' preference eligibility requirements.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

3. Annuitant - I am currently receiving an annuity for service as a federal civil servant. If selected, I would be serving as a re-employed annuitant.

A. Yes
B. No

4. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

5. PPP Military Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) for the series, grade and location covered by this announcement.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable

1. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-1082-11 WRITER-EDITOR. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing on your resume an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, and degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) in the Federal service writing and editing materials for publication. Experience should include but is not limited to: writing and/or editing written materials for publication; conducting research to verify accuracy of facts and documentation of sources; verifying accuracy and completeness of materials provided by the author; providing advice on the steps required to produce a publication and the types of presentation medial available.

B. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
D. I have successfully completed an LL.M. degree (this response is included only if the degree is related to the position being filled)
E. I have a combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.
F. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

2. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-7082-12 WRITER-EDITOR.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal service writing and editing materials for publication. Experience should include but is not limited to: writing and/or editing written materials for publication; rewriting and restructuring complex documents to organize, balance, and complete deficient materials to meet publishing objectives; applying electronic production methods throughout the editorial and review; evaluating each product's purpose and intended audience to determine the appropriate medium for distribution; managing the design, production, printing, and distribution of various knowledge products for publishing in both print and electronic media.


B. No, I do not have the specialized experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Write and/or edit written materials for publication such as reports, regulations, articles, newsletters, magazines, news releases, training materials, brochures, interpretive handbooks, pamphlets, guidebooks, scholarly works, reference works, speeches, or scripts.

4. Copyedits drafts texts, revising or rewriting to improve elements such as syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, style, publication format, endnote and bibliography format, use of tables and figures, consistency of expression, logical organization and development, and readability.

5. Conducts substantive editing, extensively rewriting and restructuring complex documents to organize, balance, and complete deficient materials to meet publishing objectives.

6. Apply electronic production methods throughout the editorial and review process to ensure that each review and corrections phase is completed efficiently.

7. Evaluate each product's purpose and intended audience to determine the appropriate medium for distribution, and develop appropriate format and style approaches.

8. Ensure permissions for any copyrighted material are on file before production, and that permissions are adequate for the medium in which the product will be published.

9. Provide assistance with layout and design principles to format manuscript text and incorporate photos, illustrations, and other graphics to produce final electronic files for the designer.

10. Manage the design, production, printing, and distribution of various knowledge products for publishing in both print and electronic media.

11. Analyze ideas to recommend appropriate processes to achieve desired products.

12. Conducts research to check accuracy of facts and documentation of sources, and consults with specialists or program officials when details are not verifiable through independent research.

13. Determines what materials the author needs to provide to support the publishing objectives and ensure that the author has provided all materials prior to production.

14. Verifies accuracy and completeness of materials provided by the author, and works with the author to resolve discrepancies.

15. Prepares original materials and edits material written by other staff members to meet a specific command requirement.

16. Advise other offices regarding the steps required to produce a publication and the types of presentation medial available.

17. Provides guidance to design and printing contractors, and approves print and electronic layout concepts.

18. Develops distribution and marketing plans appropriate to each product's audience and medium.

19. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit.  Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.
Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume.  Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.