Writer Editor
Department Of Agriculture - Great Falls, MT

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A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-0115-3072G-MP. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

This position is located in Region 1 and the duty station will be decided by the hiring manager at the time of selection.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Robin Strathy at 406-791-7726, rstrathy@fs.fed.us. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
Males born after 12/31/29 must be registered with the selective service. DUTIES:

Generates original material for exhibitions and other writing projects.

Coordinates review of material by subject-matter experts. The material may require the analysis and selection of facts that are drawn from different sources and are synthesized into a unified presentation (i.e environmental documentation).

Responsible for thorough and careful edits of manuscripts written by subject-matter experts. Consults with author(s) to maximize clarity and manner of presentation and suggests reorganization and revision.

Ensures the logical development of ideas and concepts in terms of interests of the audience for which the text will appear. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

There are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series. For positions for which individual occupational requirements do not specify otherwise, general experience is 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4, that demonstrates the ability to:

1. Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions;

2. Plan and organize work; and

3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other nonspecialized tasks) is not creditable. Trades or crafts experience appropriate to the position to be filled may be creditable for some positions.

GS-09: Examples of specialized experience are: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-07 grade level that demonstrates the ability to identify, research, develop, write, or edit material for print and/or nonprint media such as newscasts, videos, and/or videoconferences.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIREMENTS:
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application for link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=78277bcd-6683-41d6-9e13-a1b6010ad2c1

BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

. OTHER INFORMATION:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Government housing is not available.

Forest Service affiliated daycare facilities are not available.

  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

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