A. Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a directly related field to the position.
B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a field directly related to the position, plus appropriate experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must also meet one of the following:
A. Specialized experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service or equivalent pay band in other pay systems, performing the following duties: planning and preparing new texts and revising exiting ones; dealing with authors to develop and improve manuscripts, coordinate changes, and meet customer expectations; acting as a consultant and troubleshooter on planning, design of instructional materials and other wirings for publications; using word processing software to develop manuscripts for publication.
B. Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of a Research and Writing Specialist.
C. Combination of education and experience: To compute, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required in "A" above; then determine your education as a percentage of the education required in "B" above. Then, combine the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100 percent to qualify. NOTE: You must submit copies of your transcripts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Knowledge of effective writing and editing, which includes standard word usage, syntax, parallel construction, transition, sentence structure, spelling, capitalization, syllabication, grammar, abbreviation, punctuation, indexing, and format as needed to compose documents and to ensure continuity and lucidity of complex subject matter for formal publication.
- Knowledge of research methods and techniques, including use of the various finding aids appropriate to traditional and on-line library/archives, as needed to locate and identify subject matter sources, document sources properly, verify content, and select supporting information.
- Skill in analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of information.
- Skill in written and oral communication, both for preparing manuscripts for formal publication and for exchanging information with a variety of personnel such as students, project officers, authors, editors, instructors, subject matter experts, other production team members, and supervisors so that others follow instructions, consider recommendations, and cooperate to meet deadlines and quality standards.
- Skill in controlling, coordinating, monitoring, tracking, and reporting on multiple, complex projects involving internal and external actors under conditions of shifting priorities, late changes, and deadline pressure.
- Knowledge of, and skills in, effective research, writing, and editing for formal publication. Knowledge of word processing software as used to develop manuscripts for publication.
- Ability to motivate, train, and work effectively with diverse subordinates.
- Ability to inspire, motivate, and guide others toward goal accomplishment. Leadership ability, including the ability to coach, mentor, and challenge subordinates, ability to adapt leadership style to a variety of situations; and ability to model high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behavior.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
- The employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
- This position requires the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 2, Well Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.
Your rating will be based on your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you category rating score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration.
The Category Rating Process does not add veteran' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher)