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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

- Performing technical writing, editing, communication, and research for articles, notices, correspondence, communications, procedural documents, or other technical materials; AND
- Utilizing computer graphics software to create technical designs and artwork; AND
- Determining technical documentation needs and recommending strategies to achieve program success.
2

Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, performing technical writing, editing, communication, and research for articles, notices, correspondence, communications, procedural documents, or other technical materials?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, utilizing computer graphics software to create technical designs and artwork?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, determining technical documentation needs and recommending strategies to achieve program success?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

Which of the following describes your level of experience and training in IT technical writing? Check all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed as a technical writer for an organization managing all aspects of the technical writing and publishing
  • I have demonstrated the ability to create complex technical documents within a job I have held
  • I have created documentation for customers
  • I have experience editing materials and documentation submitted by others
  • I have experience or training in document management and publishing techniques and processes
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
6

Please indicate your experience advising subject matter experts in creating consistent, comprehensive technical documentation targeted to a variety of audiences including customers, leadership, and technical staff.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience advising subject matter experts in creating technical documentation for staff
  • I have coordinated inputs from others to create documentation for multiple audiences and technical skill levels
  • I have prepared documentation for customers
  • I have prepared written communication of technical issues for leadership
  • I have authored, edited, reviewed, and coordinated technical documentation and content for multiple audiences
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
7

Please indicate your knowledge of document publishing, tracking, and management techniques.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and implemented a document management system within an organization
  • I have utilized standardized document management, tracking, and publishing techniques within a job I have held
  • I have held a position that was responsible for publishing and tracking documentation ensuring regular review and update
  • I have experience tracking documentation for accuracy and currency
  • I have experience ensuring standard style guides are utilized within documentation
  • I have created SOPs or Guides and updated them regularly
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
8

Please indicate your experience in creating and publishing various documentation and materials.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed projects for technical writing obtaining all required information and producing expected deliverables for the project
  • I have created Technical SOPs or Guides designed for staff
  • I have drafted and distributed customer announcements within a large organization
  • I have created fliers and marketing material
  • I have authored position papers, summaries, and recommendations to leadership
  • I have provided technical reports and presentations on technical information
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
9

Please select the answer that best describes your involvement in writing, reviewing, and editing documentation and technical materials.

Answer to this question is required
  • I communicate with team members gathering information and material for the creation of content and then draft the documentation providing it to the subject matter expert for review prior to publishing
  • I am considered an expert in managing documentation. I have established procedures to manage documentation ensuring a comprehensive approach to all documentation including cross referenced materials, regularly scheduled reviews for currency, standardized style guides, research and review of technical material, and accuracy validation techniques
  • I perform writing and review of documentation and technical materials ensuring input from subject matter experts
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
10

Please indicate your experience reviewing technical documentation during document review processes?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated with subject matter experts and have provided comprehensive reviews and have rewritten content for a more cohesive and logical flow targeting specific audiences. I build on the relationships with subject matter experts and leadership to remain current on initiatives and organizational priorities and I consult with technical and operational staff to validate content accuracy
  • I have coordinated with subject matter experts, technical, and operational staff to review and edit documentation. I validate accuracy and published documents with subject matter expert approval
  • I have authored technical documentation and validated with subject matter experts
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
11

Please read the following statements and select those that best describe your experience with technical writing duties and responsibilities that you have performed as a regular part of your job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have made recommendations to improve communication and document management processes in an organization
  • I have authored, edited, and tracked communications and technical documentation for an organization producing effective results
  • I have coordinated efforts to publish technical SOPs, Guides, and instructional documents
  • I have worked developed and applied quality assurance criteria, procedures, and policies for technical documents producing high quality deliverables
  • I have researched concepts and consulted with technical staff to produce final documents used by technical staff
  • I have advised on content development for documents
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
12

Do you have experience communicating technical information in reports to internal and external audiences?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13

Please select all choices that demonstrate your experience with editing documents:

Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluating the logical and effective sequence of drafts and final report narratives
  • Evaluating the overall length and tone of draft and final reports based on the objectives, scope, and methodology
  • Writing or rewriting portions of final reports, technical documents, letters, memorandums, and other written products
  • Consulting on illustrative report material such as tables, graphs, and figures
  • None of the above
14

I have experience researching and considering the following when it comes to creating and advising on technical documents:

Answer to this question is required
  • Organizational policy
  • Government, agency, medium, organizational and/or periodical style requirements
  • Consistency with other information presented by the organization
  • The level of knowledge and expected reaction of the intended audience
  • None of the above
15

I have experience applying analytical techniques in gathering facts and compiling data by:

Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing previous publications
  • Interviewing subject matter experts
  • Attending meetings
  • Researching background information
  • None of the above
16

I have edited written products in a manner that improves the following:

Answer to this question is required
  • Quality
  • Ensures editorial correctness
  • Ensures technical accuracy
  • Ensures clarity of meaning
  • None of the above
17

I have edited technical document findings, conclusions, and recommendations to ensure they are:

Answer to this question is required
  • Logical
  • Fair
  • Balanced
  • Based on supporting evidence
  • None of the above
18

Carefully read the following statements and select those that best describe your experience as a regular part of your job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have met and interacted with a variety of personnel within the organization or agency to explain the document management system or process or to gather information to produce organizational communications or IT technical documentation
  • I have prepared oral presentations for managers or groups to explain documentation and communication strategies, projects or situations and to request their buy in to the same
  • I have prepared oral presentations for managers, peers, and customers to exchange information regarding status of project, deadlines or other general issues
  • I have prepared written justification, new program requirements, point papers, and leadership level documentation which may be controversial or require buy in from the customer
  • I have prepared written material to explain highly technical or complex programs, projects or situations to facilitate understanding and exchange of information
  • None of the above
19

Choose the statement(s) that describe the communication/briefing skills you have used to convey information as a regular part of your job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences
  • I have written clear, logical, concise, and persuasive materials for various audiences
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signature by my Manager or a higher level official
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations
  • I have edited technical documents and communications for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for the intended audience
  • I have briefed managers/executives on technical information both within the Agency and outside the Agency
  • I have provided briefings and defended controversial issues to a variety of audiences
  • None of the above
20

Please indicate your level of communications experience in managing and coordinating technical documentation and working with stakeholders to produce technical materials. Check all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • Communicated regularly with parties to discuss major changes in focus or content in a constructive, professional, and diplomatic way in order to resolve technical issues
  • Hosted and/or facilitated recurring meetings with working groups to produce documentation
  • Captured information using communications tools such as minutes, executive summaries, and memorandums to ensure accuracy and completeness of communications
  • Provided recommendations and guidance to leadership for decisions related to prioritization, document management, and communication needs to ensure awareness of critical issues in advance
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
21

Please indicate your experience acting as a representative of the organization and its mission as a regular part of your job.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented to organizations, agencies, or missions many times. My coworkers have full confidence in my ability to deliver status reports and field questions
  • I have presented status reports and presentation within division/branch and feel very confident in performing such a function
  • I have presented status reports and presentation within my own group
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements