Writer/Editor, GS-1082-09/11/12/13


Vacancy ID: 779988   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-779988   USAJOBS Control Number: 330878900

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your experience and/or education related to the Writer-Editor GS-1082-9 position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, that included assisting higher level specialist in researching factual information to write articles, Web copy, newsletters, or pamphlets for senior review; reviewing proposed publications for errors such as format, grammar, punctuation and spelling; and using desktop publishing software to prepare documents.
B. I have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. (transcripts required)
C. I have a combination of the specialized experience and graduate education that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. (transcripts required)
D. I do not have the specialized experience or education required.


2. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your experience and/or education related to the Writer-Editor GS-1082-11 position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in Federal service, that included writing articles, Web copy, newsletters or publications that provide factual information according to agency policy; researching various sources to prepare writing assignments; and using software to incorporate illustrations, tables and/or charts into documents.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (transcripts required)
C. I have a combination of experience and education as noted above. (transcripts required)
D. I do not have the specialized experience or education required.

3. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your experience related to the Writer-Editor GS-1082-12 position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in Federal service, that included creating writing assignments dealing with highly complex and controversial topics; providing technical advice on the writing and editing of publications; developing presentations to meet the publishing objectives; and using various software systems to create materials for distribution.
B. I do not have the specialized experience required.

4. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your experience related to the Writer-Editor GS-1082-13 position.

A. I have At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in Federal service, that included developing a variety of scientific and/or legal publications; reviewing and approving other editor’s materials for publication; and developing authoritative information on program related materials.
B. I do not have the specialized experience required.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Edit documents that are understandable and grammatically correct.

6. Create materials that turn policy-oriented language into an informative and easily understood document for the targeted audience.

7. Review documents, records, data, or other materials to verify compliance with legal requirements prior to the release of articles.

8. Interpret scientific terminology to convey the intended meaning of materials.

9. Conduct research to ensure accuracy of scientific information.

10. Consult with subject-matter experts and/ or program officials to confirm articles are accurate.

11. Research legal requirements prior to releasing articles to the public.

12. Determine the length and tone of a document based on defined objectives.

13. Review the content of written documents to identify areas of improvement.

14. Review written material for errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling.

15. Develop documents that are in compliance with editorial policies.

16. Use computer systems or applications to manipulate data for inclusion in written products.

17. Use computer software applications to incorporate graphs and/or charts in the page layouts of written documents.

18. Use electronic equipment to prepare documents for printing in accordance with an organization's guidelines.