National Archives and Records Administration WRITER EDITOR in Washington, District Of Columbia
National Archives and Records Administration
- ##### Open & closing dates
11/07/2019 to 11/18/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 12
- ##### Salary
$69,581 to $108,422 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes as determined by agency policy
This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Office of the Chief of Staff. As a Writer-Editor, you will be serving as NARA's liaison with the media and the general public and is also responsible for the production of periodicals, speeches and other communications materials for both internal and external audiences.
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As a WRITER EDITOR, you will:
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Develop, research, and write articles for publications; Edit and evaluate articles written by others for content, focus, grammar, and style.
- Work closely with other NARA Offices and their executives to provide clear communications about the priorities and activities of those offices. Draft, edit, and publish NARA Notices, including evaluating for content, focus, grammar, style, and plain language.
- Oversee and manage all stages of production material on NARA's social media pages, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram (external) and ICN (internal). The incumbent is responsible for the design and content of those pages.
All candidates who are: Current or former federal employees qualifying as Status Candidates, Federal employees currently serving on a VRA, VEOA eligibles, CTAP/ICTAP eligible, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement), or VRA eligibles , or Land Management employees eligible through Public Law 114-47.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- #### Job family (Series)
1082 Writing And Editing
Conditions of Employment
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Key Requirements:
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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- Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
For the GS-12, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: - Developing effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations; AND - Editing, standardizing or making changes to material wordy, technical, complex, dense, or routine material, in accordance with standard style guidelines, to produce communications products; AND - Experience using specialized tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram (external) and Social intranet. AND - Experience developing, researching, and writing articles for publication.
**For the GS-11, you must have one full year, (52 weeks) of experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed above and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Continue working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations; AND
- Editing and making changes to material wordy, technical, complex, dense, or routine material, in accordance with standard style guidelines, to produce communications products; AND
- Experience using specialized tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram (external) and Social intranet. AND
- Experience researching, and writing articles for publication.
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study that included a total of 15 semester hours in an appropriate scientific, technical, or social science field (s), and at least one course above the introductory level in the field(s) covered by the position, i.e. tax law. OR Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study that included a total of 15 semester hours in an appropriate scientific, technical, or social science field(s), and at least one course above the introductory level in the field(s) covered by the position, i.e. tax law. One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
For Grade 11: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:**
**You must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
You must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.**
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Archives and Records Administration.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Information Management, Problem Solving,Technical, Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
- Required Documents
A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package. Documents can be uploaded under the category of "Cover Letter".
All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.
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You must submit an SF-50 which confirms both competitive status eligibility as well has highest grade/pay band level achieved. This may require that you submit more than one SF-50.
- To verify your competitive status: Box 34 must have a "1" and Box 24 must have a "1" or a "2"
If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.
If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: All applicants are required to submit their most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within 18 months from the closing date of the vacancy announcement), which identifies your official rating of record (must be at least "Fully Successful") and is signed by the supervisor, or a statement explaining why the performance appraisal is unavailable. If you fail to provide a copy of the performance appraisal, or a statement advising why it is unavailable, you will be removed from further consideration.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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- How to Apply
The National Archives and Records Administration has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
The Bureau provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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To preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10644917
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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF 8601 Adelphi Road Suite 1200 College Park, MD 20740 US
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