Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-RTS2-12-164 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible.
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Job Title:Editorial Assistant
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-RTS2-12-165
|$34,907.00 to $45,376.00 / Per Year
|Tuesday, May 15, 2012 to Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
|This is a FULL TIME position. - This is a PERMANENT position.
|1 vacancy(s) - Boise, ID, USView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-RTS2-12-164 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Promotion to the Full Performance Level: The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-07 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-07 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.
* want to serve in a pivotal office support role
* enjoy editing, typing, and organizing technical reports
* have good communication and organizational skills
Then this is the job for you. Responsibilities include editing and organizing various Inspection Reports, Annual Safety of Dams and Operation and Maintenance Reports, and Standing Operating Procedures.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with stellar growth potential! Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package!
Location - Boise, Idaho http://www.usbr.gov/pn.about/hr/area-information.html.
Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.
- U.S. Citizenship or National.
- You must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply.
- You must meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications.
- Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
- You must be able to type at least 40 WPM - See Qualifications.
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You will ultimately:
* Provide editorial assistance to technical personnel in the preparation of many types of manuscripts, such as technical reports, statistical tables and supporting data both formal and informal.
* Advise technical personnel of requirements for different types of formats, documents, and manuscripts and suggest improved formats and styles.
* Plan layout of textual and tabular material and check for readability of documents to ensure each chapter, appendix, or section is coordinated with a particular document.
* Use advanced software functions to generate contents, special symbols, multiple columns, spreadsheets, etc.
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Basic Requirement: You must possess a typing speed of at least 40 words per minute.
For the GS-6 level: 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5 in the federal service.
Specialized experience is defined as work experience in an office setting that required editing and finalizing correspondence and technical documents, using computer software programs to create and modify documents/spreadsheets, and general office work such as recordkeeping, scheduling meetings, and answering telephones.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. This experience is typically within this field or a field that is closely related.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)" through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Skill in various editorial techniques and current publication styles. (For adapting accepted formats to special needs in order to prepare and finalize a variety of technical manuscripts.)
2. Knowledge of many advance word processing office software. (To effectively and efficiently process work from various files, formats, styles, disciplines, applications, and software and combine them into one final document.)
3. Ability to communicate with others orally orally. (In order to understand, obtain, clarify, and exchange oral and written instructions/directives from internal staff and other technical writers.)
4. Knowledge of a variety of office administrative procedures. (Including preparation of general correspondence, timekeeping, travel requests and vouchers, filing, etc.)
5. Skill in time management. (For workload prioritizing, tracking sensitive time line due dates, and logistics for coordinating and arraigning meetings and conferences.)
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
To preview questions please click here.
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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf
If you are initially appointed to a career-conditional position, you must serve a 1-year probationary period.
If you are a current permanent federal employee and are selected from this announcement, you may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: http://www.sss.gov
The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.
The referral list from this public notice may be used to fill subsequent positions (similar title, series and grade, location, and KSA requirements) within 180 days of the date the referral list was issued.
HOW TO APPLY:
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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you’re ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation’s Hiring System—HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include:
-- Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile – instructions provided during the online application process
-- E-mail to MMKelly@usbr.gov
-- Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023
-- Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1425, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 – or –
-- Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources – Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho.
Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting documents.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page.
The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.
DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. If you have a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.
For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
You will be required to complete an (OF-306), http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306: Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or for dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile.
If you are determined to be in the Best Qualified group, you will be required to submit written, essay-style responses to additional assessment questions as a continuation of the evaluation process. Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for this position.
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