Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
001 - Open to All
002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. SF-50 or veterans documentation).
003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 815250. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.
Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.
Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.
1. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-11 level.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) assisting in the drafting of various written materials (e.g. pamphlets, handbooks, training materials, manuals, regulations, and guidebooks, etc.); 2) writing and editing documents that incorporate authoritative information gathered by personal research; 3) reviewing and editing written documentation to ensure accuracy of content, readability, spelling, grammar, and format.
2. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-12 level.A. I have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) articulating the plans of an organization through the development and publication of written communication items (i.e. directives, guidelines, standard operating procedures, etc.); 2) drafting talking point or speeches for intended speakers, while interpreting themes and conflicting points of view in tasks; 3) recommending acceptance or rejection of technical written documentation based on the following criteria (i.e. compliance, contract requirements, technical accuracy, completeness, manner of presentation, reproducibility, and technical content); and 4) analyzing the impact of new, revised, or proposed legislation or policy changes for application to written material.
Ability to communicate in writing
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
3. Write and publish various written materials (e.g. pamphlets, handbooks, training materials, manuals, regulations, and guidebooks).
4. Write and publish materials that are complex and/or controversial and that require a high degree of tact and diplomacy in presentation method.
5. Write or edit web site material/content for an organization.
6. Draft talking points or speeches that are intended to be delivered to new sources or the general public.
7. Review and edit written communications to ensure for the accuracy of content, correct spelling, grammar, and format.
8. Participate in peer reviews, inspections, and other activities that support establishing and maintaining the quality of written materials developed.
9. Develop, implement, and maintain editorial best practices, guidelines, and standards to achieve more effective communication in publications.
10. Write or edit responses to inquiries from the White House, Congress, the Government Accountability Office, or other authoritative establishment.
Skill in analyzing and presenting information
11. Conduct research to develop authoritative information to be reflected in speeches covering topics pertaining to the organization's missions, functions, goals, programs, priorities, activities, and accomplishments.
12. Gather and analyze information by interviewing subject matter experts in a specific field of study.
13. Research, verify, and compile information to amplify or provide full subject coverage.
14. Ensure that collected information does not conflict with current policies and objectives of related programs.
15. Present information that addresses specific issues or events that requires a response from an internal or external group.
16. Present information that adheres to current policies and style requirements.
17. Present information that is consistent with other information that has previously been presented.
18. Analyze the impact of new, revised and proposed legislation or Executive Orders for application to potential future speech writing assignments.
19. Research, interpret, analyze and apply document clearance procedures for written communications.
Ability to interpret and explain a variety of subjects and to write materials tailored to specific audiences
20. Maintain awareness of the types and disposition of audiences to which materials would likely be provided.
21. Develop sequences, and order of presentations of items for the speech, employing expressions and technologies most suitable for the speaker and the audience.
22. Utilize the appropriate processes for presenting written information to audiences within and outside the Federal government.
23. Prepare answers to anticipated questions from the audience for a speaker.
24. Translate the broad guidance and topics for the speeches into effective presentations appropriate for the speaker and audience.
Knowledge of computer-based software and applications to edit, analyze and communicate information
25. Use a word processing application to create and edit written documents.
26. Use an internet browser to conduct research for written publications.
27. Access a web based browser to get the most current and up-to-date guidelines on formatting.
28. Use a word processing application to manipulate the format and/or graphics for written communication items (i.e. articles, reports, pamphlets, news releases, etc.)
29. Use email to disseminate interpretive information for an organization.
30. Review and edit information /content on a web page.