WRITER-EDITOR


Vacancy ID: 835868   Announcement Number: DAL-INT-835868-MP-BAJ   USAJOBS Control Number: 337248300

Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number


Title of Job

WRITER-EDITOR
Biographic Data

E-Mail Address


Employment Availability

Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
Lowest Grade


12
13

Occupational Specialties


001 Writer-Editor

Geographic Availability


110010001 Washington DC, DC

Transition Assistance Plan

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions require a response. If you do not respond, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.

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

A. I am a current Federal employee with competitive status on a career or career-conditional appointment; or a current Federal employee serving under a VRA appointment.
B. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an interchange agreement.
C. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible vet or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service).
D. I am a reinstatement eligible.
E. I am a military spouse eligible under authority E.O. 13473.
F. I am a person with a disability.
G. I am a displaced Federal employee requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
H. None of the above.

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

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Writer-Editor, GS-1082-11 (or higher grade level) with the federal government.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience applying principles, methods, and knowledge of written communication through the effective use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, format and editorial markings. I also have experience with computerized publication design and composition and the ability to gather, assess, prioritize and write copy.
C. My experience does not meet the experience described above.

If you chose response A or B in the previous question, provide additional information that supports your claim. If you chose response "A," indicate the dates and the agency in which you held this position. If you chose response "B," indicate where on your resume this information is provided. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable."

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

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Writer-Editor, GS-1082-12 (or higher grade level) with the federal government.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience performing such duties as writing expertise and a complete command of sources and other authoritative, accurate written information on the programs, policies, goals, priorities, and functions of an organization and its relationship with other organizations.
C. My experience does not meet the experience described above.

If you chose response A or B in the previous question, provide additional information that supports your claim. If you chose response "A," indicate the dates and the agency in which you held this position. If you chose response "B," indicate where on your resume this information is provided. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable."

4. 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, a military spouse, or a person with a disability.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed. If you do not have federal service, indicate "not applicable."

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-12 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 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-13 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant, a military spouse, or a person with a disability.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed. If you do not have federal service indicate "not applicable."

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-13 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your responses to the following questions 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.

6. 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-13 or higher?

A. YES
B. NO

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the positions title, series, pay plan, grade level or pay band plus the grade level or pay band of its promotion potential, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. If you chose any other response, indicate "not applicable."

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

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a 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.

8. Select the statement that best describes your ability to plan, design and carry out writer-editor projects, assignments and studies.

A. I have experience in writing and editing documents utilizing both internal and external means of communication and using a variety of writing styles.
B. I have experience developing materials from start to finish demonstrating familiarity with all phases of written internal and external communication processes.
C. I have experience analyzing and gathering information from a variety of sources and communicating the results.
D. I have limited experience and/or education related to developing and researching information.
E. I have no experience as described above.

9. Select the statement that best describes your ability to write and edit correspondence and present factual articles, publications, reports, etc.

A. I have experience writing and editing draft finished intelligence products and information through correspondence, publications, and manuals. I have assumed a lead role in managing, tracking and checking the accuracy of information.
B. I have experience designing reports, policy papers, essays, etc.
C. I have experience providing input into planning written internal and external communication material and demonstrated familiarity with different writing styles.
D. I have limited experience and/or education relating to preparing and presenting factual information: e.g., preparing correspondence, writing articles, etc.
E. I have no experience as described above.

10. Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally and in writing (e.g., interaction with all levels of staff, other agencies, the public, etc.)

A. I have experience preparing oral materials that often require some interpretation of source documents.
B. I have experience preparing oral materials, which at times require some interpretation of source documents, e.g., giving information and responding to routine oral inquiries.
C. I have experience giving information and responding to routine oral inquiries.
D. I have limited experience and/or education related to communicating orally and in writing (e.g., interaction with all levels of staff, other agencies, the public, etc.)
E. I have no experience as described above.

11. Select the statement that best describes your skill in establishing and maintaining working relationships with agency operating officials, coworkers and peers.

A. I have experience communicating/coordinating orally on complex subject matters with a wide range of contacts including representatives of external organizations.
B. I have experience providing information frequently to officials/representatives on technical subject matters or providing responses to agency officials.
C. I have experience assisting in developing and providing information on routine requests by explaining established procedures.
D. I have limited experience and/or education related to establishing and maintaining working relationships with agency operating officials, coworkers and peers.
E. I have no experience as described above.

12. Select the statement that best describes you knowledge of reference sources and research techniques.

A. I have experience writing or editing material that requires extensive research and analysis. Experience shows research using diverse sources to collect information
B. I have experience which reflects assignments requiring research, analysis and interpretation of information on a variety of subjects concerning established policies and programs of the organization or established aspects of the subject-matter field. Experience using libraries, files, databases, and contacts to collect information. Experience interviewing subject-matter specialists and program officials.
C. I have experience writing or editing technical documents, training manuals, pamphlets involving independently researching factual information from readily identifiable sources such as libraries or subject-matter experts.
D. I do not have any experience.

13. Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

A. I have experience leading consultations or meetings as an authoritative expert on the specialty of the position; experience providing technical advice to other agencies; and experience representing the agency in contacts and negotiations with representatives of Federal, state, and other agencies.
B. I have experience assisting in leading oral discussions or consultations to resolve large-scale operating problems that stretch program-wide in the specialty of the position; experience communicating with individuals or groups who are largely working toward mutual goals, yet have dissenting opinions and present some difficulty; and presented findings at meetings both within and outside the agency.
C. I have experience participating in oral discussions, in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on difficult work issues or to resolve problems; experience communicating with individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes; and may have presented findings at meetings both within and outside the agency.
D. I do not have any experience.