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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience that meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Technical Writer-Editor, GS-1082-12.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service to include experience researching and technical writing and edit needs to respond to scientific materials used to communicate information generated by the organization.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience that meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Technical Writer-Editor, GS-1082-13.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service to include experience in editing, drafting and proofing domestic and/or international scientific briefing materials for dissemination in regards to tobacco use.
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.
3. Prepare and/or edit a wide variety of materials used in the reporting of biomedical science/scientific information generated by the organization.
4. Make recommendations on the appropriateness and suitability of materials proposed for publication.
5. Determine the depth and detail and information to be provided and the manner of presentation.
6. Research and develop talking points, briefings and scientific presentation.
7. Prepare or edit a wide array of materials used in reporting of biomedical science/scientific information generated.
8. Knowledge of international market that may have an impact on international research.
9. Provide consultation to Office Director in determining the most effective means to communicate program information.
10. Maintain professional contacts for the purpose of exchanging information and discussing new approaches to scientific communication.
11. Participate in oral discussions on gathering and verifying fact findings for presentations or to provide written materials.
12. Prepare responses to controlled correspondence and other activities related to program functions.
13. Revise letters, memoranda, reports and options papers for compliance with agency policy.
14. Coordinate speech writing activities with public information offices to ensure that controversial/sensitive information is approved prior to release.
15. Prepare briefing materials and participate in briefings.