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Job Title:Technical Writer-Editor (Info Scien & Eng), GS-1083-12/13 NF

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:CISE-2013-0003

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 $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 08, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1083-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Temporary promotion or Detail not to exceed 120 days; may be extended up to 6 months.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments. 

This job may be filled by Temporary Promotion or by Detail (not a temporay promotion) - see the section on "How You Will be Evaluated" for more information.

JOB SUMMARY:

Want to diversify your professional experiences?  Intrigued by other positions within NSF? Looking for a new way to contribute to NSF's mission? This may be the opportunity for you!

As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Leverage your current skills in a new capacity to build bridges across NSF and contribute to cross-cutting projects, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by increasing your responsibilities and pursuing fresh perspectives.  Take charge of your career and apply today!

The position is Technical Writer-Editor (Computer Information Science and Engineering), in the Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). CISE's mission is to promote computer and information science and engineering research and education; to promote understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computer, communications, and information systems in service to society; and to contribute to universal, transparent, and affordable participation in an information-based society. The work of this position centers on carrying out a variety of writing, editing, and analytical activities to communicate information about CISE support for investigator initiated research, development of national computing and information scientific initiatives, and contributions to scientific and engineering education and training.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

DUTIES:

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The incumbent works with CISE Assistant Director, Division Directors and Program Officers to develop a variety of written and on-line materials concerning critical CISE activities and initiatives, including speeches, articles, reports, presentations, remarks, editorials, and solicitations, oriented to specific audiences. The incumbent develops and executes strategies and processes to expand and refresh communications products through the CISE website and emerging social media and web technologies. The individual in this position researches, develops, assembles and edits materials in response to questions about CISE programs and the scientific activities with which CISE is concerned. The incumbent also compiles, researches, and leads the development, assembly and formatting of information for use by the CISE staff during meetings or public appearances and coordinates projects and assignments with the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA) as needed. The incumbent works directly with the Assistant Director, CISE to facilitate communications with internal and external communities; monitors progress on activities of interest to the Assistant Director; prepares background papers on science policy issues; identifies trends, analyses, and issues meriting attention; conducts reviews of relevant publications; and develops factual information about various areas of research interest as well as information on research normally supported by NSF, other Federal agencies, the academic community and industry. The incumbent coordinates communications activities and programs with other CISE and NSF officials as appropriate, and advises and assists the CISE senior staff in preparing materials for publication or presentation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the ability to develop original technical written products that articulate and explain scientific or technical research findings or information that include such things as papers, articles, speeches, reports of agency achievements, testimony, research findings, etc. tailored to specific media and audiences.

To qualify at the GS-13, you need to have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the ability to develop complex, technical original written products that articulate and explain scientific or technical research findings or information that may include such things as papers, articles, speeches, reports of agency achievements, testimony, research findings, etc. tailored to different forms of media and diverse audiences.


Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

To be considered for Temporary Promotion, you must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. All applicants must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

NOTE:  CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALICATION REQUIREMENTS OR DO NOT SCORE IN THE BEST QUALIFIED GROUP MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THIS POSITION BY MEANS OF A DETAIL PERSONNEL ACTION BUT NOT BY TEMPORARY PROMOTION.

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

There are no required documents.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-8781
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

CISE-2013-0003

Control Number:

339315200