Job Title:Technical Writer (Speechwriter), GS-1083-13/14 MP
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:LPA-2014-0004
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, January 29, 2014 to
Wednesday, February 12, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|FEW vacancies -
Arlington, VA View Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.|
This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement LPA-2014-0005.
|Q - Nonsensitive|
About the Agency
NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the public and private sectors for its management best practices and stewardship of federal funds. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF. This position is located in the Office of the Director, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, Public Affairs Division. A major function of the division is to support the NSF Director and Deputy Director in communicating the mission, policies, goals and impacts of NSF to enhance understanding of them and to expand collaboration on science and engineering issues between NSF and policy makers, other government entities, business and industry, academic institutions, and external organizations.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Background Investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
Incumbent will develop and execute communication strategies to promote NSF policies, core values, strategic plan, research initiatives, and accomplishments to encourage governments, academia and industry to work toward a common understanding of NSF's science and engineering research and education priorities, goals and benefits. Specifically you will:
- Develop a variety of written materials, especially formal speeches and remarks, for the Director and Deputy Director on research and education issues and goals for the nation.
- Work directly with the Director and Deputy Director to facilitate communications with internal and external communities.
- Advise the Director and Deputy Director in preparing materials for presentation.
- Monitor progress on activities of interest to the Director and Deputy Director.
- Develop and maintain reliable information sources within and outside NSF.
- Generate relevant scientific and/or administrative data used to prepare analytical and interpretative reports and guides.
- Identify and conceptualize ideas and materials needed to ensure that strategic goals and messages regarding NSF objectives and initiatives are conveyed by the Director and Deputy Director to interested parties.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal service developing written materials for senior officials such as speeches, lectures, congressional testimony, presentations, talking points, and editorials on scientific topics; researching and assisting in the development of communication strategies; cultivating reliable information sources within the scientific community; and analyzing data to create reports and STEM presentation materials.
To qualify for the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in Federal service developing written materials for senior officials such as speeches, lectures, congressional testimony, presentations, & reports on science policy issues; researching, developing & advising senior officials on communications strategies; cultivating reliable information sources in the scientific community; & generating & analyzing data to create reports & STEM presentations.
Additionally, in order to meet minimum qualifications, applicants must also identify in their resume experience which demonstrates that the candidate meets the following selective factor. Candidates who do not show such experience on their resume will no longer receive consideration for the position.
Selective Factor: Experience writing speeches for senior executive(s) at an agency/organization to deliver to external audiences.
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. You 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:
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.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.
In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
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