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Job Title: WRITER-EDITOR, GS 1082-13/(All U.S. Citizens)/Training Division/Quantico, VA
Company Name: FBI
Location: QUANTICO,
Position Type:
Post Date: 10/01/2020
Expire Date: 12/31/2020
Job Description
WRITER-EDITOR, GS 1082-13/(All U.S. Citizens)/Training Division/Quantico, VA

Open to ALL U.S. Citizens

Opening Date:  10/01/2020

Closing Date:    10/15/2020 11:59 pm (EST)

Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Brenda Robinson at (703) 632-3182 or brobinson@fbi.gov

Job Summary

Position:   Writer-Editor, GS-13

Division:  Training

Unit:    Leadership Programs Instruction

Location:  Quantico, VA    No public transportation is available.

Working Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Salary:  GS-13      $102,663.00 - $133,465.00

Full Performance level:  None

Number of Positions Available:    One

Duration: Full Time/Permanent

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance

   

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Major Duties :

  • Serves as a relief supervisor in the absence of the Supevisory Editor.  
  • Reviews written material submitted for publications and advises supervisory editor as to its suitability. 
  • With limited input from Supervisory Editor, plans, develops, and coordinates focus issues of the Law Enforcement Bulletin (LEB), in which several articles explore a single important topic.
  • Manages and coordinates various programs critical to the LEB and the functions of the Unit, such as the readership survey, book reviews, marketing, and Honors Intern programs. 
  • Working closely with the Supervisory Editor and the Government Printing Office, implements marketing strategies to promote paid subscriptions and updates Bureau Mailing List of complimentary subscriptions to reduce duplicate subscriptions and, thus mailing costs.
  • Provides guidance to other Writer-Editors as needed to ensure that projects meet the Unit's and magazine's standards.  Reviews finished products prepared by other Writer-Editors.


Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans’ preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Communication 
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal Ability
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Communications and Media

 

Specialized Experience (SE):

GS-13:  Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Experience in writing/editing complex materials.
  • Experience applying editorial language and style theories and practices, in order to edit articles/documents to conform to accepted principles.
  • Experience interpreting the results of highly complicated, potentially controversial, and important policies.
  • Experience applying publishing rules, principles, and practices of the FBI in order to edit articles and documents.
  • Experience recommending changes in agency editorial and publishing policies and practices.

How to Apply

 

For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply.  If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2.  A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents (if applicable):
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50  (current or former federal employees)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later  (current or former federal employees)

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

 

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):

        a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
        b. The month/year work began
        c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
        d. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”

Veterans' Preference

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

Nepotism

Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976.  Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests.  Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations.  Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

Benefits

The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

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