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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Technical Writer-Editor

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Hiring Organization:Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-EI-14-00569-CR

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,146.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1083-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALL US CITIZENS 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Liquid Fuels Markets Team within the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis, Assistant Administrator for Energy Analysis, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The mission of the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis is to perform historical and forward-looking analyses of the supply of natural gas, petroleum, biomass and other liquid fuels, in relation to government policies, energy prices, technology and other factors. The Office prepares projections of petroleum, natural gas, and biofuels industry infrastructure, prices, and costs and coordinates the dissemination of Office analytic products.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As a Technical Writer-Editor, you will:
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  • Edit, copyedit and proofread, as well as rewrite sections, and provide writing assistance.
  • Make analytical and technical reports clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public.
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  • Perform substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading that may entail reorganizing drafts and rewriting sections, in addition to providing writing assistance.
  • Make analytical and technical reports clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public.
  • Write short articles based on existing work, sometimes incorporating new source material, suitable for publication on a short turn around basis.
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  • Perform substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading that may entail reorganizing drafts and rewriting sections, in addition to providing writing assistance.
  • Make analytical and technical reports clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public.
  • Write short articles based on existing work, sometimes incorporating new source material, suitable for publication on a short turn around basis.
  • Coordinate and expedite the publication of public-facing material, receive and analyze feedback on the material from different audiences, and provide subject matter experts with advice on improving the quality of analytic materials.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You application must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

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  • Experience writing, editing and producing complex technical documents. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, specifications, or composing or editing technical narrative in final form for publication.
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  • Experience writing, editing and producing complex technical documents. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, specifications, or composing or editing technical narrative in final form for publication, that incorporates new and emerging subject matter.
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  • Experience writing, editing and producing complex technical documents. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, specifications, or composing or editing technical narrative in final form for publication that incorporate new and emerging subject matter, and have lead teams responsible for producing the same.
Your application  and resume should demonstrate that you

possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Skill in writing and editing publications directed at a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of grammar, writing and editing practices, and the style requirements of the media and publications used.
  • Ability to develop reports and articles in collaboration with the office's subject matter experts.
  • Knowledge of regulations and policies affecting Government publications; of publishing concepts, practices, and standards; and or recent advances in publishing technology.
 You must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  •  Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Must have included a total of 15 semester hours in an appropriate scientific, technical, or social science field(s), and at least one course above the introductory level in the field(s) covered by the position. For technical manuals and specifications writers or editors, the equivalent of 15 semester hours may have been gained through vocational or educational training above the high school level at a public, private, or Armed Forces school.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

This is a bargaining unit position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.
If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
Steps to modify or withdraw your application:
  1. Return to USAJOBS and log in.
  2. In the "My Account" screen, click "Application Status" in the left-hand column.
  3. You will see a table list of all the jobs you've applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
  4. If the announcement is still open the button which normally says "Apply Now" will instead say "Edit Application", click that button. (If you want to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
  5. You will be directed to the application where you can make changes or you can click "Withdraw Application" to delete your application.
NEED HELP?
  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form (SF) 50. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and type, occupational series, grade, and tenure. This is a blank sample SF-50 and should not be submitted with your application!
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Baron Walden
Phone: 202-586-6425
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: baron.walden@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-HQ-EI-14-00569-CR

Control Number:

368199400