Department Of Energy Washington, DC
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This position is located in the office of the Executive Secretariat, within the Office of Management and Budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). This office serves as the Executive Secretariat for the Administrator and the Headquarters organizational elements. The incumbent serves as an editor for the Director, Executive Secretariat, editing correspondence, letters and reports to Congress, and other NNSA documents. The incumbent must consistently ensure a high level of accuracy and flexibility in editing and adapting content for a wide variety of national and international audiences. In this position you will play an important role in accomplishing the national security mission of the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

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As an Editor for NNSA you will:

Edit correspondence, letters, and reports to Congress for the Administrator and Principal Deputy Administrator.

Draft/review/edit substantive written materials for the Administrator and Principal Deputy Administrator as requested, including correspondence, reports, papers, key messages, and other written communications. This includes targeted messages for internal communications within NNSA or for specific stakeholders and partners, as needed by the Office of the Administrator.

Conduct research on Congressional and legislative reporting requirements and solicit inputs from across the organization as needed.

Analyze information, including legislation, financial information and other numerical, qualitative, and quantitative data, to extract key messages for integration into correspondence and reports as required.

Work with senior managers and colleagues in various NNSA organizations, including Office of External Affairs, Public Affairs staff to incorporate leadership messaging into written products.

Apply subjective considerations that lead to value judgments regarding importance and validity of information to recommend inclusion in or exclusion from executive correspondence and reports.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships in achieving understanding with groups with opposing points of view.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel for training purposes.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

* Current Federal employee with competitive status

* Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility

* CTAP/ICTAP eligibles

* Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility

* Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority

* Military Spouses

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a United States Citizen.

* This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

* Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

* Must be able to obtain/maintain a "Q" clearance.


Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q Security Clearance

Subject to Random Drug Test

Must pass a pre-employment drug test

Favorable suitability determination is required

May require a one-year probationary period



A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-01, NU-02 or GS-07. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience applying accepted principles and practices of writing/editing correspondence, letters and reports for an agency or business. Some examples of specialized experience are:

* Preparing reports developed by others for publication;

* Advising and assisting authors during the writing stage;

* Evaluating the logical and effective sequence of reports and correspondence narrative; and

* Evaluating the overall length and tone of report and correspondence.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

* Skill in the application of principles and practices of writing and editing correspondence and reports and of accepted, standard practices of writing and editing written communication and applications sufficient to originate and/or edit written content for dissemination from the an organization's Administrator to Congress and the general public.

* Skill in the application of multiple analytical tools and methods in order to undertake research on a wide variety of policy related issues in order to gather all necessary and pertinent facts and evaluate their importance for inclusion or exclusion in the Administrator's written products.

* Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, produce, and distribute correspondence and reports in order to edit written content communicating facts, decisions, and plans of national and international importance and impact.

* Knowledge of management and organizational awareness. The incumbent must learn the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work to include programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization in order to identify sources of knowledge pertinent to specific editing tasks in conjunction with the ability to handle and share that knowledge effectively through productive working relationships.

Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have completed 52 weeks in a position equivalent to the next lower pay band, i.e., NU-02, NQ-01 or GS-07.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


There are no education requirements for this position. You must have one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade in the federal system, i.e., NQ-01 or GS-07 grade level.


You may substitute the completion of two full years of graduate level education or all the requirements for a master's (or higher) degree in a field directly related to analysis work, i.e., business administration, journalism, English or similar, for the specialized experience requirement for NQ-02. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.


Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

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