WRITER-EDITOR


Vacancy ID: 822030   Announcement Number: LAG-EXE-822030-SB-167   USAJOBS Control Number: 335283800

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

822030


1. Title of Job

WRITER-EDITOR
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

09
11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 WRITER-EDITOR

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This announcement is open to applicants who meet the area of consideration as described in the vacancy announcement, under the heading "Who May Apply." Your response to the following question will determine whether or not you meet the defined eligibility criteria.

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status:

A. I am a current Federal employee in the competitive service who is serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
B. I am a former Federal employee who is eligible for reinstatement.
C. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
D. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e. a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service).
E. None of the above.

If you selected response A, B, or C, provide your agency and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY). If you chose any other response, enter "not applicable" (N/A) in the narrative field provided.

The following questions will be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I possess a Master's, LL.B., J.D., or equivalent graduate degree, OR have successfully completed at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading toward such a degree in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
B. I have at least one year of experience performing developmental assignments under the close guidance of a higher level writer-editor that provided exposure to a variety of writer-editor functions and practices; preparing for higher level review, official responses to congressional inquiries on behalf of senior leadership and/or other government officials; preparing for higher level review, written responses to official and legal correspondence from a variety of governmental, professional business, civic, and/or other public interest organizations; receiving and maintaining a repository for legislative records (e.g. maintaining case files of official and legislative records in a web-based database, to include providing status updates, and posting incoming, outgong, and supporting materials.)
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience, as described in A and B above, the total of which equals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the education and/orexperience described above.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I possess a Ph.D., LL.M., or equivalent doctoral degree, OR have successfully completed at least 3 full years of progressively higher level doctoral coursework leading toward such a degree in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
B. I have at least one year of experience independently performing research and preparing official responses to congressional inquiries regarding agency/organizational programs or other issues on behalf of senior leadership and/or other government officials; independently preparing written responses to official and legal correspondence from a variety of governmental, professional business, civic, and/or other public interest organizations; coordinating and developing information between various resources in order to respond to congressional questions for the record or queries for general or detailed information regarding organizational responsibilities, practices, and procedures.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed education and experience as described in A and B above, the total of which equals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience serving as proofreader of outgoing correspondence and other written material by a variety of organizational functions, ensuring compliance with established format and agency/organizational policy, and exercising discretion as to form, content, and tone of written document; editing the work of others by applying appropriate rules of grammar and style, format, organization, spelling, syntax, punctuation, parallel construction, correlation of parts, consistency, in accordance with prescribed editorial and proofreading conventions; conducting extensive research to locate relevant information using a variety of databases, and working with authors, managers, subject matter experts, and other operational staff to develop written work products that explain a variety of topics, such as agency/organizational programs, project plans, guidelines, regulations, policies, technical subject matter, complex subjects involving interrelated issues, etc.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

5. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

If you selected response A, provide the position title, series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position listed.

6. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

If you selected response A, provide the position title, series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position listed.

7. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

If you selected response A, provide the position title, series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position listed.

For each of the task statements listed below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. These statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume. It is important that your resume clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

8. Prepare official written responses to congressional inquiries regarding agency/organizational programs or other issues.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

9. Respond in writing to official and legal correspondence from members of congress, governmental agencies, governors, mayors, general public, and a variety of professional business, civic and other public interest organizations.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

10. Proofread outgoing correspondence and other written material, ensuring compliance with established format and agency/organizational policy, and exercises discretion as to the form, content, and tone of written document.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

11. Write and edit correspondence by utilizing a wide variety of writing style or other correspondence manuals (e.g., the U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual)

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

12. Develop written work products which explain a variety of topics (e.g. agency/organizational programs, project plans, guidelines, regulations, policies, handbooks, manuals, laws), by working with authors, managers, subject matter experts, and other operational staff.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

13. Coordinate input from various sources in order to respond to congressional questions for the record, and ensure that responses are in keeping with information provided in established source materials.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

14. Coordinate with various program offices/personnel to assign, track, and monitor work assignments for ensuring timely delivery/response to outside inquiries, in accordance with prescribed deadlines.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

15. Edit the work of others by applying appropriate rules of grammar and style, format, organization, spelling, syntax, punctuation, parallel construction, correlation of parts, consistency, in accordance with prescribed editorial and proofreading conventions.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

16. Receive and maintain a repository for legislative records (e.g. maintaining case files of official and legislative records in a web-based database, to include providing status updates, and posting incoming, outgong, and supporting materials.)[dwn2]

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

17. Plan, organize, and simultaneously coordinate assignments to completion, involving a continual high volume of work and frequently shifting priorities.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

18. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with agency operating officials, coworkers, and peers, to coordinate and facilitate assignment taskings and timely responses to internal/external communications.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

19. Formulate responses to congressional questions for the record regarding agency/organizational programs or other issues.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

20. Interviews subject matter experts to verify accuracy of information expressed in outgoing agency/organizational correspondence, factual articles, publications, reports, etc.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

21. Ensure written products accurately reflect the policies, views, and program initiatives of the organization by conducting independent research and interviews of subject matter experts to verify accuracy of content and other information.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

22. Provide training/guidance to staff on literary proficiency, writing techniques, editing procedures, formatting concerns, and relevant software applications.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

23. Prepare statements of practice, job aides, or other written guidelines that communicate new/important agency/organizational administration policies.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

24. Perform research, analysis, and interpretation of a variety of database and source documents, in order to support, define, and explain agency/organizational policies, programs, research findings, or requirements, in technical detail.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

25. Research technical documents, databases, and/or libraries to develop and/or verify pertinent information for correspondence and responses to congressional questions for the record relative to agency/organizational programs/operations.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

26. Research, interpret, and apply agency/organizational rules, regulations, and policies for the purpose of compiling complete and comprehensive written reports of findings, and/or make recommendations for corrective action.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

27. Provide training/guidance to agency/organizational personnel on appropriate rules of grammar and style, format, organization, spelling, syntax, punctuation, parallel construction, correlation of parts, consistency.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task, I have trained others to do this task, and/or I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Applicants who have held a permanent position with career ladder promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher in the competitive service may be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your answer and narrative response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of position(s) you have held, respond "No".

28. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you selected response A to this question, provide your position title, pay plan, series, grade level or pay band, plus the full performance level of the grade or pay band listed, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you occupied the position which supports your claim.
Example: Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-9 with promotion potential to GS-12 held from 10/12/04 to 6/05/05.

29. If you are a current federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a current federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you are not a current federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.