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    As Senior Communications Advisor for the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior, you will lead and work on challenging and diverse assignments and make a significant contribution on issues affecting the natural resources, environment, wildlife, energy policy, scientific research, American Indian and Alaska Native trust responsibilities, and cultural and historical heritage of our nation.

    You will play an important role as the Supervisory Writer-Editor of a highly professional and collaborative editorial and communications team advancing the Office of Inspector General (OIG) mission, which is to provide independent oversight and promote excellence, integrity, and accountability in the programs and management of the Department of the Interior (Department).

    This position reports directly to the OIG’s Chief of Staff and supervises the OIG’s Communications and Reports Unit (CRU). CRU has the overall responsibility of managing, implementing, editing, producing, designing, and distributing audit, evaluation, inspection, and investigative reports and other products for the OIG. It is responsible for developing and implementing standards for style and visual identity, and developing, managing, and delivering training on effective writing, report process, and communication issues. CRU writer-editors work closely and continuously with audit and investigative staff and other OIG employees and managers on a wide variety of reports and products and play a leading role in content development of the OIG website and other internal and external communication functions identified by the OIG, including in web-based formats.

    This Job Opportunity Announcement has been amended to include the Herndon, Virginia duty location. This position will require several days a week working at either the Washington, DC office or the Herndon, VA office. Please select your duty station preference.

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    As the Senior Communications Advisor you will perform the following duties:

    • Serve as a subject matter expert on communication-related matters and provide input to senior OIG management;
    • Perform complex and difficult duties targeted to improving performance and overall quality of the delivery of written products;
    • Provide analytical and evaluative methods to conduct program/policy analysis in the development and editorial review of OIG program and policy documents;
    • Perform analyses to compile visuals and infographics within reports;
    • Conduct periodic training for OIG Staff regarding preparing, presenting and editing work products;
    • Provide expert advice on digital and web-based communication programs and processes;
    • Mentor staff in the areas of media relations, investigative and audit reporting and document presentation;
    • Provide technical writing and editing assistance to senior OIG Staff and/or Writer-Editors; and,
    • Lead a team of skilled Writer-Editors while managing a full-workload.
    The duties of this position are suitable for some telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens, Noncompetitive Eligibles (i.e. 30% or more Compensable Veterans, Schedule A, Reinstatement Eligibles, Interchange Agreements, Peace Corps, Land Management, etc.) and CTAP/ICTAP eligible employees.

    Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

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    1082 Writing And Editing

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495428900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.