Writer/Editor


Vacancy ID: 869817   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-869817   USAJOBS Control Number: 341000000

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 869817
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

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


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

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 09.


09
11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Writer/Editor

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:


240900033 Laurel, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Writer/Editor, GS-1082-9.

A. . I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that included performing writing and editing duties for internal documents associated with the publishing process, such as printed media, Internet publishing, design and layout, and the commercial printing process; the development, analysis and selection of appropriate information and presentation of information in a variety of formats.
B. I have completed 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., if related.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in "A" above and Graduate education as described in "B" above.
D. I do not possess the experience and/or education described.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Writer/Editor, GS-1082-11.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that included performing writing and editing duties for internal and external documents associated with the publishing process, such as printed media, Internet publishing, design and layout, and the commercial printing process; the development, analysis and selection of appropriate information and presentation of information in a variety of formats.
B. I have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related
C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in "A" above and Graduate education as described in "B" above.
D. I do not possess the experience and/or education described.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience requirements for Writer/Editor, GS-1082-12.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that included performing writing and editing duties for internal and external documents associated with the publishing process, such as printed media, Internet publishing, design and layout, and the commercial printing process; the development, analysis and selection of appropriate information and presentation of information in a variety of formats; and writing and editing to interpret research results to develop scientific or technical products.
B. I do not possess the experience and/or education describe.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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

4. Converts highly technical material into readable articles, pamphlets, and similar material written for health professionals or laymen.

5. Reviews media to distinguish between reliable and poor-quality information.

6. Writes communications that explain complex information in plain language.

7. Works in a research environment.

8. Gathers facts from FDA sources, other government agencies, or outside sources, and confers with experts to resolve conflicting opinions.

9. Conducts and/or participates in research, interviewing, fact-checking, organizing materials, and in conferences to determine editorial policy

10. Responsible for obtaining FDA approval of written material, including negotiation for changes within required time frames, and securing necessary clearances from FDA scientists and other personnel.

11. Questions, interviews and confers with others to obtain and verify information.

12. Develop and execute a comprehensive communications strategy for conveying information about program activities to various audiences.

13. Successfully completes assignments that require meticulous attention to detail.

14. Manages several projects independently and delivers qualify products in a timely and efficient manner.

15. Completes assignments under tight deadlines requiring accurate, timely and sound products and decisions

16. Works on a team or in collaboration with others to accomplish a work-related assignment including the processes for identifying tasks, procedures to complete the assignment.

17. Communicates information in an interesting and readable manner, appropriate to a particular audience.

18. Writes speeches and develops presentations for the Office Director, Deputy Office Director or other managerial staff.

19. Communicates orally and in writing with both internal and external customers.

20. Presents information, evaluates problems, and recommends solutions to management.

21. Provides advice to others on editorial and publications processes.

22. Responsible for writing, developing, and producing a newsletter for internal and external distribution.

23. Performs a variety of writing and editing assignments in support of Office programs.

24. Prepares and edits responses to Center and Agency policy documents and information articles dealing with controversial issues and highly technical material.

25. Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and required formats in writing and editing information for publication.

26. Reviews, comments on, and edits proposed written documents prepared by others to assure accuracy, clarity, conciseness, proper grammar and punctuation.

27. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.