Supervisory Technical Writer Editor

Department Of Defense Aberdeen Proving Ground , MD 21005

Posted 3 months ago

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Summary

About the Position: Serves as a Branch Chief providing technical and administrative supervison to assigned CECOM area.

The Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC) is headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland with activities located at Fort Belvoir, Fort Hood, Fort Huachuca, and Logistics Assistance Representatives stationed in eight countries. The ILSC mission is to provide global C4ISR logistics support to the warfighter and coalition forces, in a timely, cost-effective manner.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as Branch Chief providing technical and administrative supervision to 14 or more employees.

  • Assigns work to subordinates based upon priorities, the difficulty of the work, and capabilities.

  • Supervisor and Action Officer concerned with the development, preparation and processing of the US Army Communications-Electronics Equipment and Systems Publications Program.

  • Coordinates the planning, development, management, budgeting, acquisition and implementation of programs for technical manuals and equipment publications.

  • Remain current on technical documentation to ensure DA publications meet publishing standards and follow processes in accordance with AR 25-30.

  • Develops and maintains technical and procedural guidance to insure assigned program publication documents are commensurate with the equipment/systems development and modification programs.

  • Attends and chairs meetings, conferences and should-cost working groups within major command; and subcommands.

  • Participates in development efforts directed toward improving or modernizing publication preparation, production and printing practices.

Travel Required

25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

1083 Technical Writing And Editing

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Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance required.

  • This position is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level 3 in Acquisition Career Field Life Cycle Logistics within 24 months for entrance on duty.

  • This position is supervisory as defined by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) General Schedule Supervisory Guide (GSSG). A one year probation to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties is required unless previously completed.

  • This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). Corps membership is required prior to appointment unless a waiver is granted. Subject to proof of membership, Corps members from other services will be accepted by Army without additional review.

  • Selectees must sign an Acquisition Corps written tenure agreement to remain in the Federal service in this position for at least 3 years.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements AND individual occupational requirement described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Participate in a publications program which is in support of equipment/systems; 2) Develop and/or maintain technical guidance are in line with publication programs; 3) Perform a full range of supervisory duties such as interviewing, performance evaluation, counseling, mentoring, production monitoring, etc. of subordinates to meet mission goals. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower pay band in the federal service (NH 03) or equivalent grade level.

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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. NOTE: TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED even if you are a current federal employee.

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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.

The educational requirements outlined under the "Requirements" section must be met and verified. Submit the following documents so a determination can be made.

Acquisition Corps Members

  • Submit either your Acquisition Corps Membership Certificate; membership letter from the Agency's Director, Acquisition Career Management, Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) or agency ACRB equivalent document.

Non-Acquisition Corps Members

  • Submit your transcripts. Additional documentation maybe required if you are selected.

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution and ONE of the following:24 semester credit hours from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above. Credit hours within the person's career field may also satisfy the requirement for part or all of the 12 credit hours in the disciplines listed above. The same hours may be used to meet both requirements.24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and training equivalent (American Council on Education recommended credits) to 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above.

Applicants to this announcement referred for consideration to selecting officials, may be asked to complete pre-employment assessments. The assessments will supplement the interview process, with the results being one data element among several used to evaluate a candidate's technical skills, supervisory abilities, and position fit. Candidates will be notified with separate instructions should they be required to complete the assessments.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Leadership

  • Oral Communication

  • Planning and Evaluating

  • Writing

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

  • NOTE: TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED even if you are a current federal employee.*

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.u

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Supervisory Technical Writer Editor

Department Of Defense