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Writer-Editor

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Dededo, Guam
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DH-COVID19-10816432
SALARY RANGE: $55204.0 to $118603.0/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2020-05-13 to 2020-06-12
SERIES & GRADE: GS--11/13

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. This position maybe filled within any CDC Wide organization. This announcement will be used to fill positions in various geographical locations. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until 06/12/2020. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be approximately 7 days after the opening of this announcement with subsequent referral lists being generated throughout the open period as vacancies are identified. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals, as received or as additional vacancies occur, on an as needed basis until positions are filled. Salary may be adjusted to include a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) of 2.86% for Anchorage, Alaska, 10.28% for Honolulu, Hawaii, and 3.13% for Puerto Rico. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB SUMMARY:
This Direct Hire recruitment is to fill positions based on a critical hiring need resulting from the outbreak and spread of the 'Coronavirus Disease 2019' (COVID-19), which has caused a public health emergency. As such, all applicants who meet the OPM Writer-Editor Series requirements and the minimum specialized experience qualifications stated in this announcement will be referred to hiring managers for further consideration.

DUTIES:
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'As a Writer-Editor, you will: Write or edit technical materials, such as reports of research findings; scientific or technical articles; correspondence in technical areas; etc. Produce material by gathering and verifying facts, writing and/or editing correspondence, reports, and other written material, and presenting information that is clear and meaningful to the intended audience. Serve as an editorial and communications advisor to program management and other staff. Consult directly with lawyers and/or authors about writing and revising manuscripts and provides guidance on effective expository writing. Write and/or edit general or technical materials. Analyze the subject matter and audience in order to present the material clearly and accurately. Respond to information requests from the news media and specialized and general publics on the organization's programs in written and oral form, often requiring detailed explanations of negative comments made on the organization's activities or performance in a particular situation. Development of educational and outreach materials to improve stakeholder communications and understanding of topic areas.' ]

REQUIREMENTS:
US Citizenship is required. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. One-year probationary period may be required. Re-employed Annuitants may be considered to fill vacancies. If you have retired from federal service and are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet via http://intranet.cdc.gov/hro/docs/jobs/NDAA-Reemployed-Annuitants.pdf This position can be filled at any grade level. This position may be subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position may be subject to a OGE Financial Disclosure CDC Financial Disclosure-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually. This position may require a Drug Test and subject to Random Drug Testing. This position may be subject to a Background/Security Investigation. Duty Locations: CDC Wide (This position can be filled via multiple CDC Centers/Locations). This position may be subject to Telework. Recruitment, Relocation or Retention Incentive may be authorized. *Travel, transportation, and moving expenses may be authorized. Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Continuation of Requirements: Promotion Potential: Please be advised there is no promotion potential for these positions, any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested. Research position: No Supervisory position: No Term appointments may be shortened or extended up to a maximum of four years based on the needs of the agency without further competition. Subsequent employment for CDC positions must be through the appropriate competitive process or special employment program hiring authorities. MINIMUM QUALS:
GS-11: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience writing or editing technical materials, such as reports of research findings; scientific or technical articles. OR have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. GS-12: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience with editorial, writing, production management, and consulting skills to review or produce technical manuscripts, book chapters, abstracts, meeting reports, manuals, Internet materials, programmatic presentations, training aids, and other health communication materials. GS-13: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service to include experience developing and writing informational materials designed to reach national audiences through the news media including wire services, radio, television, newspaper, etc. written materials include: press releases; spot radio and television announcements; fact sheets; feature stories; background statements; etc.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
'Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.' Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
Ability to communicate in writingAbility to disseminate information on complex issues, decisions, or policiesAbility to edit documentsAbility to write and edit text for print and/or nonprint mediaSkill in WritingSkill in writing/editing

BENEFITS:

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens. Vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/ Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Peace Corps Volunteers may be considered to fill vacancies. Executive Order 11103-Provides eligibility for appointment in the competitive service any person who is certified by the Director of the Peace Corps as having served satisfactorily as a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader under the Peace Corps Act and who passes such examination as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10816432 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on06/12/2020 of this announcement to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. If you cannot apply online: You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Additional Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Transcripts (required if qualifying based on education)* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program/Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal). *Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA US 30333
Telephone: (770) 488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV


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Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-06-24

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