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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Writer-Editor, GS-1082-12/13


Announcement Number:
JP-13-035
Application Deadline:
02/04/2013
Job Location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
Open Date:
01/26/2013
Salary Range:
74872.0
115742.0
Location Notes:
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
13
Number of Vacancies:
1
Work Schedule:
Full Time




Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety, and the fair administration of justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs, (OJP), is seeking a high performing individual to serve as a Supervisory Grants Management Specialist. For more than 20 years, OJP has effectively provided leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increasing knowledge about crime and related issues, assisting crime victims. OJP continues to be the premier resource for the nation's criminal and juvenile justice communites. OJP's role is to work in partnership with the justice community to identify challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art information, training, funding and innovative approaches and strategies for addressing those challenges.

    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Communications Unit (CU) within the Innovation and Research Division. The incumbent serves as a writer-editor.

Notes:

  • ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR AVUE APPLICATION OR EMAILED TO OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov FOR CONSIDERATION FOR VACANCY.

    Applications will be accepted from:


    1. U.S. Citizens with no prior Federal service,
    2. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointment, or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility,
    3. ICTAP eligibilities,
    4. Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, returned Peace Corps volunteers, individuals covered by an interchange agreement, or,
    5. Individuals eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

    This vacancy is open to both U.S. Citizens and Status applicants. This announcement is being used to consider internal Merit Promotion and external candidates. You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

    This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

    Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/OJP/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualifications form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted. Applicants made on line must be received must be received by the closing date of this announcement. You can obtain this form by contacting Avue Digital Service at (800) 407-0147. This form must receive in the Human Resources Office by the closing date of the announcement. The Human Resources Office must receive all other information requested in the vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement.

    Supporting Documentation: A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; showing 'Tenure' and 'Position Occupied' (if applying under Merit Promotion); to receive consideration as a veteran, you must attach a DD-214 showing the type of discharge you received; to receive consideration as a disabled person you must submit a letter from the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation in the state in which you live, certifying your disability. You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action showing your tenure and position occupied and the most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.

    ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR AVUE APPLICATION OR EMAILED TO OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov FOR CONSIDERATION FOR VACANCY.

Duties:

  • Reviews material for clarity of expression, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and responsiveness to agency and audience communications needs. Performs reviews for policy implications, and tone. Reviews reports to ensure they are properly referenced and data and analyses are supported.


    Edits materials prepared by others. Corrects problems with grammar, and ensures clear and appropriate language, compliance with agency style, and proper presentation. Manages changes and coordinates required agency staff reviews through completion of the product. Approves final product for review and approval by agency leadership.


    Acts in a quality control capacity by conducting substantive reviews of documents to identify report inconsistencies. Identifies instances in which conclusions are not well articulated or well supported. Generally attempts to ensure the report has appropriate tone and messaging throughout.

    Utilizes a high-level of expertise to write information on important policies, functions, and topics with a broad impact on the direction of agency programs, such as program assessment reports, research studies, and reports to Congress. Responsible for editing all agency solicitations.


    Writes briefing materials, speeches, and talking points in a variety of formats for agency leadership, based on agency policy, priorities, programs, and research findings. Works closely with program staff to identify data and information sources as well as policy issues and program content to highlight. Consults with agency leadership and subject matter experts to ensure materials drafted reflect the most salient information, key messages, and the speaker's style.


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