Job Title: Technical Writer (Speechwriter), GS-1083-13/14 DEJob Announcement Number: LPA-2014-0005
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 to
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any US Citizen.
This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement LPA-2014-0004.
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:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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