Defense Information Systems Agency TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR in Fort Huachuca, Arizona

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you.

DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to www.disa.milfor more information.

Duties
  • Develops inputs and recommends changes to document content, formats, layouts and illustrations for IT/NSS.
  • Edit test-related publications and products such as test plans, test support packages, test procedures, reports and certification memorandum.
  • Coordinate with higher-level organizations on policies, guidance, and best practices.
  • Review and recommend changes to pre-award detailed task orders, for clarity and conformance to relevant Contracting Officer requirements.
  • Mentor employees in editorial/writing skills and techniques
Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current or Former Permanent Federal Employees, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) eligibles, Schedule A eligibles, Military Spouses Preference eligibles in the local area, Peace Corps eligibles, and other individuals eligible under Special Appointment Authorities

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Background investigation required.
  • OGE Form 450
  • Drug testing required
Qualifications

Time in Grade:

For entry at the GS-12 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience:

For the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-11 if outside the Federal service, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as experience in government style and format writing requirements, professional writing, and broad range of research methods, test related memorandums, test plans, technical analysis reports, editorial skills and techniques.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required.

Competencies: Communication, Communication, Communication, Reading, and Technical Writing and Editing

Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

GS 12 and above: Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.

The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance. For more information concerning frequently asked questions about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Lysa Tender-Taylor (317) 212-2448

BENEFITS

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Other Information

These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:

  • The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.
  • The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.
  • Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.
  • For more benefits information please visit: http://www.disa.mil/careers/benefits.html
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • TDY Travel: OCCASIONAL
  • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Moving costs will not be paid--however--moving costs must be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are not authorized.
  • This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450,
  • This position is subject to reassignment requirements, in accordance with the DISA Civilian Workforce Agility, Mobility, and Development Program.
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. The view this policy, please copy and paste the following web address into your web browser: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.
  • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.
  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here.
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
  • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474510600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-28

Salary: $72,544 to $94,310 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Series: 1083 Technical Writing And Editing

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: DISA-10027921-17LP

Control number: 474510600