Job Overview

Summary

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Recent Graduates Program is a new program that provides employment opportunities for recent graduates and individuals who obtained certificates from qualified educational institutions or programs. This Program enables individuals to explore Federal civil service employment at the beginning of their careers; and engages them at the onset of their work lives, before their career paths are fully established.

 

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

 

This position is located in the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in Washington, DC.

 

This position is in the Excepted Service.

 

Selectee may be noncompetitively converted to term or permanent competitive service positions.

Service in this program confers no right to further employment in the competitive or excepted service.


Duties

Writers and editors research, analyze, distill, and present information either in a variety of fields or, with a broad and non-specialized approach, in a single field. They communicate Information for such purposes as: (1) articulating policy; (2) making public reports on the activities and plans of agencies; (3) explaining the laws agencies administer to those affected, especially concerning their rights and obligations; (4) reporting the results of research and investigations; (5) announcing regulations; (6) providing training and operating manuals for the use of employees; and (7) interpreting themes and conflicting points of view in expository narratives. The materials they present ordinarily report and explain factual information, and often interpret it in such a way as to make it clear without sacrificing completeness and accuracy.