This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:WRITER-EDITOR

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Job Announcement Number:NW21082-12-811443K3496470

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, December 22, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1082-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current permanent Department of Defense civilian employees serving under career or career conditional appointments.

JOB SUMMARY:

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the nation’s fully accredited federal school of medicine and graduate school of nursing. Its education, research and consultation programs are unique, related directly to military medicine, tropical diseases, disaster medicine, military medical readiness and adaptation to extreme environments. We prepare outstanding scientists and health care practitioners for careers in service to the nation.

This position is located Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Office of the Vice President for External Affairs (VPE), Media Affairs Division. As a Writer-Editor, you will perform work involved in the communication of information that includes scientific, medical, technical and administrative subject matter in education, research, training and general information environments. You will also assist other department members in the development and implementation of integrated communication media to achieve goals and maintain strong relationships with constituents.

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance

DUTIES:

As a Writer-Editor, your duties may include, but are not limited to:

·         Generating concepts for planning, writing and editing a wide range of communications content for on and off-campus dissemination

·         Translating strategic goals into end-products that align with the Uniformed Services University mission, brand guidelines and best practices for achieving results

·         Collaborating with subject matter experts and consulting messaging guides to transfer objectives for an initiative into clear, actionable, concise copy for various systems of communications, audiences and channels

·         Working collaboratively with other members of the External Affairs team to guide the process and provide advice on issues, including copyright law and information clearance

·         Reporting on the University’s schools, programs, innovations, collaborative work and translational efforts to the general public as well as to faculty, administrators, staff and students

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector writing and editing materials for publication. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying experience include:

  • Managing the design, production, printing, and distribution of various knowledge products for publishing in both print and electronic media
  • Evaluating each product's purpose and intended audience to determine the appropriate medium for distribution
  • Meeting deadlines for publication or written communicatin

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.   You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.  

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link:  View Assessment Questions.


REQUIREMENTS:

Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.  All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

 

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies: 

 

  • JOURNALISTIC WRITING CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES
  • DESIGN, PRODUCTION, PRINTING, AND DISTRIBUTION METHODOLOGIES
  • INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
  • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
     

 

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

Department of the Defense offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Relocation expenses have NOT been authorized.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of Defense uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Failure to submit a complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, December 31, 2012, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested. 

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: 
https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

 

This Vacancy ID is 811443.

 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 

**It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:  Applicant Checklist-Merit

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: 8585775723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
USUHS
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD
20814

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

  

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx. 


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