Job opening: TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR
Salary: $83 897 - 109 066 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a technical writer-editor with responsibility for researching, writing, and updating technical maintenance publications involving Technical Documentation, Cryptologic, and other Air Force unique systems and equipment.
DUTY 1: Serves as Technical Writer-Editor.
DUTY 2: Edits technical manuscripts and other written materials prepared by others.
DUTY 3: Assists subject-matter experts to meet required publication standards.
DUTY 4: Represents the Intelligence and Force Protection Branch in the publications acquisition phases of in-process reviews, and publication validation/verification.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
- Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
- Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
- Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
- The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
- Incumbent may be subject to psychological screening/polygraph testing as an inherent primary requirement of their position.
- The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
This is a GG-12 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-12 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-12 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.
In order to qualify, you must meet both the basic qualifications and the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions.
NOTE: You must meet both the Basic Qualifications and Specialized Experience requirements stated below:
BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Must have included a total of 15 semester hours in an appropriate scientific, technical, or social science field(s), and at least one course above the introductory level in the field(s) covered by the position. For technical manuals and specifications writers or editors, the equivalent of 15 semester hours may have been gained through vocational or educational training above the high school level at a public, private, or Armed Forces school.
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that required substantial subject-matter or technical knowledge of the field. This experience must have demonstrated the ability to acquire and present technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter specialists, observation of tests and experiments, interpretation of blueprints or diagrams, or other appropriate methods. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, or specifications.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Expert-level knowledge of the technical publication industry. It also requires a solid understanding of policies, practices, procedures regulations, and specifications unique to acquisition, development and publication of technical manuals that support operation and maintenance of mission specific systems and equipment. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of various writing, editing, printing and publication standards, techniques and technology to edit, organize, format, develop, and produce technical documents and the associated regulations, standards, and directives
Knowledge of computer graphics or other advanced technology to create interesting and appealing layouts, websites and animations; to include ability to create visual and web-based documents, illustrations, graphs, displays, etc., and produce desired visual effects.
Familiarity with AFLCMCs missions and the associated systems and equipment.
Knowledge of, and experience with, configuration management of technical documents is required.
Skill in fact-finding techniques to gather and verify factual information and to write and edit materials such as reports, articles, pamphlets, scripts or speeches; and skill in developing, analyzing and selecting appropriate information to be presented.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to gain cooperation from others through tact, courtesy, and diplomacy.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT CONT.
Position is designated special-sensitive and requires eligibility for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), other intelligence-related Special Sensitive information, or involvement in Top Secret Special Access Programs (SAP) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A non- disclosure agreement must be signed.
Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:
If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST
submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here
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: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
- Address IC - Air Force DCIPS
550 C Street W
JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]