Joint Services and Activities Supported by the Office, Secretary of the Army Editor/Publication Specialist in Arlington, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview

Congress created the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. SIGAR conducts audits and investigations to promote efficiency and effectiveness of reconstruction programs and to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of reconstructive efforts.

About the Position:This position is located in the Arlington, VA, headquarters office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The incumbent is part of the Audits and Inspections Directorate (A&I;) and reports to the Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Inspections (AIG-A&I;). The incumbent serves as the primary editor/publications specialist for A&I.; In this capacity, the incumbent edits/proofreads and formats various A&I; products, primarily audit and inspection reports and letters, to ensure that they align with A&I; templates and the SIGAR Style Guide, thus ensuring these products meet SIGAR standards. The incumbent may also support other SIGAR directorates and offices as approved by the AIG-A&I.; Travel to Afghanistan may be required.

Who May Apply:Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

U.S. Citizens

  • Review, edit and format products, such as audit and inspection reports and letters, to ensure they are consistent with established A&I; templates and the SIGAR Style Guide and consistent across all products.
  • Improve the visual appeal of the reports by working with SIGAR's Visual Information Specialists to develop tables, charts, figures, and photos for use in the products issued by A&I.;
  • Manage the distribution of products issued by the directorate to include notification letters, drafts for agency comments, and final reports for embargo to the audited agencies and public issuance.
  • Manage A&I;'s electronic mailbox to ensure easy archiving and retrieval of communications with the audit agencies and other external parties.
  • Edit reports and other written products for U.S. government agencies, Congress, and other public audiences.
  • Managing multiple tasks to achieve stated goals and requirements in identified timeframes.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • overseas travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Requires a Secret security clearance
  • Travel to Afghanistan may be required
  • Required completion of SF312 Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Required to submit Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: editing/proofreading and formatting various reports, using automated formatting tools/graphic design applications, and developing tables/charts/graphs. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Edit Formatting Products
  • Skill in Creating Tables/Charts/Graphs
  • Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-07 grade (or equivalent).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • This position is in Career Program (CP) 51.
  • This position may be considered essential to the overall support of the SIGAR mission. If considered emergency essential, failure to meet emergency essential requirements may result in separation for the efficiency of the Federal Service (Ch. 75, Title 5 USC; FPM Ch. 752).
  • Incumbent may be required to submit an Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
  • Incumbent must complete a Form SF 312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement.
  • Incumbent must be eligible for and be able to maintain a Secret clearance.
  • This position may require travel to Afghanistan. In support of this travel, the incumbent will be required to meet minimum standards of fitness for deployment to the U.S. Central Command region to include the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor, and chemical/biological protective garments.
Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Reemployed Annuitants:

Reemployed Annuitants may be eligible for appropriate pay rate for the position without a reduction in pay or of the annuity. As a result, the salary of the annuitant is not offset by the amount of the annuity received for the pay period of employment.

  • Applicants should send a resume by email to with Editor/Publication Specialist Announcement in the subject line.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $54,972.00 to $103,639.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0301-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 471486000

Job Announcement Number: NCAS17EditorPublicationSpec