Technical Writer-Editor


Vacancy ID: 768856   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-D1-13-768856   USAJOBS Control Number: 330975700

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Technical Writer-Editor
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.


13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Technical Writer-Editor

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


240830033 Hyattsville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for a Technical Writer, GS-1083-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, editing and implementing guidelines and standards applied in the preparation of scientific or medical publications and other communications; preparing files for printing and electronic dissemination; editing material to develop, interpret and explain complex scientific or medical findings; translating or converting ideas into elements to ensure understanding and experience planning, managing, organizing and supervising a staff of writers-editors.
B. I do not possess the 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. If submitting Qualifications and Availability Form C, you must darken the oval corresponding to the statement that best describes your experience and/or training in Section 25. 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.

2. Plan clear and accurate scientific presentations through the analysis of the subject matter and audience.

3. Perform final review of scientific materials for technical accuracy, style, proper organization and editorial aspects prior to release.

4. Develop and edit technical documents to accurately communicate scientific information to various audiences.

5. Make editorial decisions regarding pre-published documents.

6. Edit technical projects and materials, such as: charters, master plans, reports of research findings, journal articles, news releases, periodicals, specifications, and scripts or speeches on scientific or technical subjects.

7. Recommend and interpret editorial policies and procedures.

8. Produce material by gathering and verifying data, writing and editing reports, pamphlets and brochures.

9. Verify data and facts for scientific materials.

10. Edit technical material such as: reports, press releases, journal articles, web-based documents and fact sheets.

11. Perform final review of materials for technical accuracy, style, proper organization, emphasis and editorial aspects prior to release.

12. Provide guidance and direction regarding publications of a scientific and medical subject matter area.

13. Adapt the style and format of a product to the medium or publication to be displayed.

14. Present scientific information.

15. Persuade authors to accept major revisions in the content of manuscripts.

16. Discuss changes to written materials and gain cooperation from original authors.

17. Edit scientific documents and general or technical materials.

18. Assist in the production of scientific materials on specific topics.

19. Write factually accurate materials and edits for factual content.

20. Direct, coordinate, and oversee the work of a writer-editor staff.

21. Set deadlines and discuss approaches to anticipated problems.

22. Review completed written products for overall effectiveness.

23. Attend planning meetings for all publications produced within a branch.

24. Act as a liaison to agency for editorial policy to help establish editorial policy.

25. Update or revise editorial style guide, and intranet site to reflect changes in the publications process.

26. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.