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Peace Corps

Writer/Editor, FP-1082-4


Announcement Number:
DPC12-A0096-KC
Application Deadline:
05/01/2012
Job Location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
Open Date:
04/17/2012
Salary Range:
65840.0
96689.0
Location Notes:
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Term
Promotion Potential:
4
Number of Vacancies:
1
Work Schedule:
Full Time




Agency Marketing Statement:


Notes:

  • PRIOR INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY OR RELATED WORK: Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases. APPLICANTS WITH CIA CONNECTIONS. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED.
  • Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" for small agencies in 2011, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There's a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant "Community" atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants "what you can do for your country" . . . and the world.

    Reminder: In Peace Corps' Foreign Personnel (FP) pay plan (grade level system), as FP grades go higher, the corresponding numbers go lower. For example, the highest grade level is FP-1 (equivalent to GS-15) and the lowest grade level is FP-9 (equivalent to GS-5).

    Peace Corps positions are normally filled for an initial 2 1/2 year period, but may be extended to a total 5 year limit. This keeps our workplace vibrant and our ideas fresh.

    Qualified Peace Corps employees will receive first consideration,

    This position is located in the Knowledge Management and Exchange Unit within the Office Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS). The purpose of OPATS is to build capacity of field staff through training that will help staff better support Volunteers. Face-to-face and e-learning training is delivered to improve post staff performance competence, evaluate post staff effectiveness and capitalize on lessons learned. OPATS partners with and directly supports the three regional offices (Regions) Africa, Europe, Mediterranean and Asia (EMA); and InterAmerica and the Pacific (IAP) and supports overseas posts with their programming and training needs. In partnership with the Regions and other parts of the Agency, OPATS shares responsibility for the effectiveness and success of Volunteers and staff in the field.

    The incumbent serves as Writer/Editor and is responsible for carrying out and monitoring a full range of activities related to the writing and editing of OPATS materials, such as Focus In/Train Up training packages as well other ICE publications.

Duties:

  • Provides an initial review of specialized products to ensure that they meet approved editorial standards of objectivity, style, and manner of presentation. Recommends major changes in the organization, presentation, and factual coverage of products. Independently edits copy and tracks and monitors the layout of materials. Makes interpretations and tailors products to meet requirements or objectives.

    Initiates and maintains relationships with subject-matter specialists responsible for preparing the products. Periodically apprises subject-matter specialists of editorial standards adhered to in the preparation of products. With regard to subject content and agency policy, obtains agreement or concurrence with major changes in approach, emphasis, or manner of presentation for a proposed product with interested parties in other divisions of the Agency.

    Serves as proofreader and format editor for all OPATS materials, ensures adherence to Agency and Associated Press style guidelines, assures stylistic consistency, and promotes OPATS' voice through a variety of documents. These documents include training packages, training manuals, handbooks, guides and other formal publications for broad distribution to Peace Corps staff, Volunteers and the general public. Other materials include but are not limited to promotional pieces, newsletters, presentations and departmental reports.

    Coordinates the review and editing of publications with the Office of Communications. Incorporates required changes and provides finalized copy for the next steps in production/publication


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