Technical Writer-Editor


Vacancy ID: 826417   Announcement Number: HS-826417-MIB   USAJOBS Control Number: 336446900

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 826417
1. Title of Job

Technical Writer-Editor
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Delegate Examining Unit: All U.S. Citizens can apply
002 Merit Promotion: Current Career or career conditional
003 Non-Competitive: Hold or previously held position

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest with the National Transportation Safety Board.
Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.

1. Select the one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Technical Writer-Editor at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as substantial subject-matter or technical knowledge of transportation and a comprehensive knowledge of editorial protocol and publication procedures. I have demonstrated the ability to acquire and present technical highway information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter experts, observation of tests and experiments, interpretation of technical reports, or other appropriate methods.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Technical Writer-Editor at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that provides a comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, writing, and editing practices; experience editing complex transportation related documents and reports to ensure conformance with established formats and agency guides; experience in analyzing and presenting complex information of a scientific or technical nature in a manner appropriate for various audiences; experience managing the production of complex and lengthy highway related documents through reviewing, writing, and editing to improve organization, logic, grammar, punctuation, style, tone and format; and, experience providing advice and guidance to writers on policies, procedures, and techniques for preparing technical highway related documents.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

3. Select the one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Technical Writer-Editor at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that provides a comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, writing, and editing practices; experience writing transportation safety reports; experience editing complex transportation related documents and reports to ensure conformance with established formats and agency guides; experience in analyzing and presenting complex information of a scientific or technical nature in a manner appropriate for various audiences; experience managing the production of complex and lengthy highway related documents through reviewing, writing, and editing to improve organization, logic, grammar, punctuation, style, tone and format; and, experience providing advice and guidance to writers on policies, procedures, and techniques for preparing technical highway related documents.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience with performing these duties.
B- I have limited experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing these duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.

4. Proofread technical transportation documents to ensure compliance with agency standards.

5. Re-write and edit technical transportation reports prepared by safety investigators to ensure correct grammar, punctuation, style, and format.

6. Identify problems with formats of documents in order to recommend solutions.

7. Develop and/or follow procedures to ensure reviewer's comments are addressed.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

8. Discuss editorial questions/concerns about reports with authors to explain suggested changes.

9. Present information and ideas in a clear, succinct and convincing manner to upper management.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

10. Work with others toward an agreement on reports to find mutually acceptable solutions.

11. Maintain positive and productive relationships with agency officials and originators of reports during document review.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

12. Use computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format for reports.

13. Utilize and stay up-to-date on available software for improving the quality of Board reports.

14. Use state-of-the-art resources and employ technology to assist in work activities.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

15. Organize technical and investigation information in order to express ideas clearly in reports.

16. Analyze, verify and document investigative reporting requirements.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

17. Consult with subject matter experts to interpret complex transportation safety issues and information to include in reports.

18. Apply an understanding of grammar, sentence structure, and the process of reviewing, editing, or constructively critiquing reports/documents intended for a particular audience.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

19. Review accident reports for accuracy and clarity.

20. Thorough and accurate when preparing accident documents.

21. Conscientious in being attentive to detail.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

22. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.