Technical Writer-Editor
National Credit Union Administration - Alexandria, VA

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  • "The Partnership for Public Service Best Places to Work rankings for 2012 rank NCUA as 6th out of 22 comparably sized agencies."

    Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

    This position is located in the Office of Examinations and Insurance and is responsible for editing text, tables, and graphics in materials prepared by staff. The incumbent, using standard editorial techniques and a general knowledge of public policy, credit unions, banks, and finance, works with authors to ensure that these materials are clear and concise, and that the materials conform to established standards of grammar, language, usage, style and format.
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
    • Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA employees only.
    • A probationary period may be required.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.

    DUTIES: You will:

    Edit and proofread a variety of technical documents, such as Letters to Credit Unions, Supervisory Letters, guidance papers, reports, instructions, reference whitepapers.

    Author original documents as assigned by conducting appropriate research and fact gathering, including coordinating with and receiving input from applicable staff, to reach appropriate conclusions and convey those conclusions in an effective manner. Collaborate with other staff to prepare written work products, ensuring written products are logical and well structure to conform to current English-usage standards and established editorial style.

    Manage publishing projects from conception to printing and distribution, and integrates and troubleshoots the work of other specialists in the publishing process.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: CU-13: To qualify for the CU-13 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU-12 level in the Federal or private sector. Specialized experience is defined as: experience presenting technical information through independent reading and interviewing subject-matter experts in the financial regulatory environment. This includes experience writing professionally in a financial regulatory environment (such as preparing policy statements, guidance, financial analysis trends, etc.).


    You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, etc. affecting financial institutions.

    Skill in editing and writing materials related to the financial services industry.

    Ability to collaborate with others.

    Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.

    BENEFITS: NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Agency Subsidized NCUA Savings Plan, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.

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    OTHER INFORMATION: SALARY : Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 24.87 percent for the Alexandria, VA geographical area. NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.
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