Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).
1. Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service that included: writing or editing a variety of scientific and legal documents; researching and verifying information to edit written documents; and using computer software applications for developing and editing written materials?
For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
2. Organize written content to fit into various formats.
3. Create written documents that discuss complex scientific and/or health information.
4. Convey the meaning of complex scientific ideas in writing by interpreting scientific terminology
5. Conduct research to ensure accuracy of scientific information.
6. Consult with subject-matter specialists and/ or program officials to edit content in written legal documents.
7. Review written documents for most logical narrative sequence.
8. Determine the length and tone of a document based on defined objectives.
9. Review the content of written documents to identify areas of improvement.
10. Review written material for errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling.
11. Develop grammatically correct materials that are in compliance with editorial policies.
12. Use computer systems or applications to manipulate data for inclusion in written products.
13. Utilize computer software applications to arrange page layouts of written documents.
14. Utilize electronic equipment to prepare documents for printing in accordance with an organization's policies and procedures.