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Job Title:Editor (Digital and Print Media)

Agency:Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Job Announcement Number:CK813192LH

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:

Friday, January 25, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1082-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is a presidential memorial that fosters scholarship and dialogue in the humanities and the social sciences with a view toward the diffusion of knowledge and strengthening relations between the world of learning and the world of public policy.

 

Who May Apply: You may apply if you are a US Citizen or National, current or former career/career conditional Federal employee with competitive status, VEOA eligible, or are eligible for a noncompetitive hiring authority (i.e. 30% or more Compensable Veterans, Schedule A, interchange agreements, etc.).

 

This position is located in the Communications program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for the Scholars, a living presidential memorial that fosters scholarship and dialogue on public policy.   The Center is one of three special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission within the Smithsonian Institution.   It is governed by its own presidentially appointed board of trustees.   The Center sponsors basic, original scholarship and dialogue in the humanities and social sciences through its programmatic divisions and outreach activities.

The Center has a dynamic and increasingly digital strategy to communicate its work via digital products, such as its magazine and website, a range of publications, and the nationally syndicated weekly television and radio program, Dialogue, among other tools and products.

The Incumbent is responsible for leading the editorial content and production management of all non-book publications produced by the Center and working with the Publications Director on book editing and productions.

The goals of the Publications team are: (1) to publish high quality original scholarship and actionable ideas in the humanities and social sciences related to the public policy needs of today, and (2) to disseminate that scholarship to a broad audience in ways that our target audiences expect and need it.   The Center publishes up to 100-150 reports, policy briefs and shorter promotional pieces per year and co-publishes up to fifteen new books per year generated by the Center's Programs and resident scholars primarily with the Johns Hopkins and Stanford University presses, and occasionally with other publishers.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply)

DUTIES:

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Major duties include:

·         Manage the copy editing for publications from receipt of the rough draft;

·         Select and supervise the work of copy editors;

·         Manage the production of all books to bound books;

·         Select and supervise the work of several independent contractors to include proofreaders, indexers, artists/designers, cartographers, typesetters, and printers in order to produce a final deliverable product;

·         Provide major editorial guidance to outside contractors;

·         Serve as a liaison between Publications Director, authors, and the Press throughout the editorial and production process; and

·         Manage electronic marketing, publishing and data management systems to ensure accuracy of electronic files for books.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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TIME-IN-GRADE Requirements: Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures must meet the following time-in-grade requirements: One year or 52-weeks at the GS-11 level is required for the GS-12 level. (MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50 THAT SHOWS TIME-IN-GRADE ELIGIBILITY AS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION)

Minimum Qualifications for the GS-12 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service performing work involving:

    ·         Establishing high level of standards for department usage, punctuations, and typography in accord with accepted guidelines for U.S. scholarly work;

    ·         Working knowledge of U.S. copyright laws and procedures;

    ·         Soliciting bids from outside contractors for editorial, typesetting, printing and design needs by following first-line federal bidding guidelines;

    ·         Coordinating multiple publication schedules in order to meet production deadlines;

    ·         Developing new methods and strategies that cover the full spectrum of assignments within a publication department;

    ·         Responsible for production of high quality academic publications and books related to the humanities and social science fields.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


 

This position is open to all US Citizens and Nationals, Competitive Merit Promotion, and Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authority eligibles. (If applying as a US Citizen or National, Please choose Occupational Specialty 001 when applying) You may apply under open-competitive, merit promotion, and noncompetitive procedures, however; you must meet the requirements for one of the following categories to apply as a merit promotion or noncompetitive eligible.

1. A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. This includes applicants who have not previously held, or currently hold this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this announcement. You must submit the SF-50 that shows competitive service eligibility to be considered. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 002 when applying)

2. A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. This includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this announcement. You must submit the SF-50 that shows competitive service eligibility to be considered. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 003 when applying)

3. A Veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing an honorable discharge to be considered. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible. A DD-214 that includes beginning and ending dates of service and character of discharge (Member Copy 4) must be submitted to verify eligibility. NOTE: Current employees applying under VEOA must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade requirements. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 002 when applying)

4. A Veteran applying for a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA), must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing an honorable discharge to be considered. Eligibility for VRA appointments includes Disabled veterans; Veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; and Veterans separated from active duty within the past 3 years. Disabled veterans must provide the SF-15 and supporting documentation from the VA along with DD-214. NOTE: VRA only applies to positions at the GS-11 level and below. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 003 when applying)

5. A 30% or more Disabled Veteran. You must submit your DD214, a completed SF-15, and letter from the VA dated 1991 or later as proof to be considered. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 003 when applying)

6. A military spouse. Military spouses are eligible if their active duty military spouse: 1) receives a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty. Please submit supporting documentation as proof to be considered. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 003 when applying)

7. A Severely Physically Handicapped Schedule 'A' Appointment. Please submit documentation from a State or Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Service as proof to be considered. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 003 when applying)

8. A Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers Appointment. Please submit documentation as proof to be considered. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 003 when applying)

9. Interchange Agreements and Miscellaneous Authorities. Please submit documentation as proof to be considered. (Please choose Occupational Specialty 003 when applying)

Please be sure to select the appropriate specialty code. You will only be considered under the specialty code you choose. Choosing the inappropriate specialty code may result in loss of consideration.

Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.

If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

For more information on Veteran Authorities, consult the Vet Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy under open-competitive procedures, displaced Federal employees must meet the middle quality level established under category rating procedures. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy under merit promotion procedures, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles must submit the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority:

  • A copy of your certificate of expected separation, reduction-in-force notice, or other documentation which establishes you are being or have been displaced from a Federal position AND
  • A copy of your most recent performance appraisal demonstrating a rating of at least fully successful or equivalent (Note: this is required unless you are an CTAP/ICTAP eligible due to compensable injury, illness, or disability) AND
  • A copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy, your duty location, and that you are serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service

OR

  • A Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that shows you are receiving a special disability retirement from the US Office of Personnel Management under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456 AND
  • Official documentation which shows your duty location and the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy

More information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility may be found at 5 CFR 330 and at this link: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

·         Ability to manage all phases involving the production of books and other digital publications

·         Skills in project management

·         Ability to communicate effectively using written communication

·         Ability to communicate effectively using oral communication

·         Knowledge of procurement procedures

 

 


BENEFITS:

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Benefits: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service) that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, type of service (Competitive or Excepted) and career status (career or career conditional).
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

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 assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 813192. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Friday, February 08, 2013.

If you cannot complete the application process using one of options identified in the "How to Apply" section, please contact our office for alternate application procedures.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: KANSASCITY@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

CK813192LH

Control Number:

335211200