HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies Technical Writer-Editor in Fort McNair, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:This position is located at Fort McNair in Washington, DC with the Center of Military History (CMH). The Center of Military History's mission is to accurately collect, preserve, interpret, and express the Army's history and material culture in order to educate and professionally develop our Army, the military profession and the Nation more broadly.

This is a Career Program 17.

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.

  • Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
  • Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more
  • Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position
  • Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721
  • Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement
  • Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement
  • Eligible for Persons with Disabilities
Duties

(If selected at the GS-09 or GS-11 level, duties will be performed in a developmental capacity):*The incumbent of this position will use knowledge of military history in order to:*

  • Provide guidance on proper format, grammar and guidelines for written products.
  • Review, rewrite, edit and re-organize written material.
  • Edit to ensure text and graphics are free from errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation, style and format.
  • Ensure the material is appropriately tailored to the intended audience.
  • Ensure that the conclusions are adequately supported by the facts.
Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Federal Employees; VEOA; Schedule A; Military Spouses; Former Overseas Employees

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
Qualifications

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.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For the GS-09 and GS-11grade level,you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below.

To qualify for the GS-09 grade level 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:1) Editing narrative written information for publications; 2) Correcting grammar and style, rewriting or reorganizing material to ensure information is presented in a clear, concise, and logical format; 3) Assisting in editing scholarly projects composed of narrative text and visual elements, such as photos, maps, tables, and charts. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). Experience must have required substantial subject-matter or technical knowledge of the field. This experience must have demonstrated the ability to acquire and present technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter specialists, observation of tests and experiments, interpretation of blueprints or diagrams, or other appropriate methods. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, or specifications. or Education: A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; LL.B. or J.D., if related (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Must have included a total of 15 semester hours in English, History, or Political Science, 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. Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts shown in the table meets the requirements for positions at GS-7 through GS-11. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

To qualify for the GS-11grade level 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:1) Assisting in preparing for publication narrative written information for a variety of publications related to political science, military history, or history; 2) Assisting in providing editorial guidance in order to correct grammar and style, rewrite or reorganize material to ensure information is presented in a clear, concise, and logical format, and ensure standards are met; 3) Assisting in editing scholarly projects composed of narrative text and visual elements, such as photos, maps, tables, and charts. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). Experience must have required substantial subject-matter or technical knowledge of the field. This experience must have demonstrated the ability to acquire and present technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter specialists, observation of tests and experiments, interpretation of blueprints or diagrams, or other appropriate methods. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, or specifications. or Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Must have included a total of 15 semester hours in English, History, or Political Science, 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. Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts shown in the table meets the requirements for positions at GS-7 through GS-11. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

To qualify for the GS-12grade level 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:* 1) Preparing for publication narrative written information for a variety of publications related to political science, military history, or history; 2) Providing editorial guidance in order to correct grammar and style, rewrite or reorganize material to ensure information is presented in a clear, concise, and logical format, and ensure standards are met; 3) Editing scholarly projects composed of narrative text and visual elements, such as photos, maps, tables, and charts. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Experience must have required substantial subject-matter or technical knowledge of the field. This experience must have demonstrated the ability to acquire and present technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter specialists, observation of tests and experiments, interpretation of blueprints or diagrams, or other appropriate methods. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, or specifications. For the GS-12 grade level, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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

  • Knowledge of applying proper format.
  • Skill in editing various documents.
  • Knowledge in preparing and publishing written material.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and integrate information.

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 next lower grade (or equivalent).

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.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Security Clearance

Secret

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.

BENEFITS

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.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473697400. 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 2017-07-24

Salary: $54,972 to $103,639 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 09 - 12

Series: 1083 Technical Writing And Editing

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: NCHT170636911973007

Control number: 473697400