Vacancy Summary

Peace Corps

Writer-Editor, FP-1082-3

Announcement Number: DPC12-A0144-CC Application Deadline: 07/06/2012
Job Location: Washington,Dist of Columbia Open Date: 06/22/2012
Salary Range: 81256.0119327.0 Location Notes:
Pay Schedule: Annual Who May Apply: US Citizens
Time Limit: Term Promotion Potential: 3
Number of Vacancies: 1 Work Schedule: Full Time

Notes:

Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps!

(1) Voted in the top 4 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” for small agencies in 2011,
(2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission.
(3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with
(4) quicker step increases.
(5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and
(6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy.
(7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking.
(8) There’s a Distinguished Speaker Series, and
(9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies.
(10) Peace Corps has a vibrant “Community” atmosphere; established through President Kennedy’s call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants “what you can do for your country” . . . and the world.This is an Excepted Service Appointment. Initial appointments to the Peace Corps normally are for 30 months, but may be extended up to 5 years.
Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. A background security investigation will be required for all hires.
Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
If you are a current Peace Corps employee, you must select “I am a federal civilian employee” in the Eligibilities section of the application. You must also select “Peace Corps” as your Employer Name. An incorrect response may result in your being found ineligible for this vacancy.
This position is located in the Office of Communications at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C.. The incumbent reports directly to the publications manager and serves as the office’s writer-editor for a variety of publications intended for external and internal audiences.

Duties:

Develops copy for a variety of materials to be used with a clear understanding of writing for the various audiences that the agency interacts with and this includes but is not limited to the general public, congressional, white house administration, partners, host country, diplomatic, etc.
Develops and synthesizes final copy based on material submitted by others. Frequently, is assigned material that requires extensive rewriting, reorganizing, fact checking and editing.Establishes policy for writing style and assures the editorial quality, readability, and appropriate presentation of the materials.
Reviews and edits draft materials in terms of their substance, audience, tone, format, consistency, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, and use of appropriate vocabulary.Develops content themes, and writing and editing for a quarterly newsletter that is distributed to all Peace Corps posts.
Serves as the Peace Corps Times Managing Editor.
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