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Jobs for humanists 1/21
Some posts for students inside! Another light week, though.
Writer-Editor • Veterans Health Administration (Veterans Affairs) • January 26, 2022
A tight deadline, which could mean an inside-hire, but I feel like this job might be perfect for someone on this list. The position is 30 hrs/wk.
This position is located within the Mental Health Service of the Wm. S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI (emphasis added). The primary purpose of this position is to honor the voices and lived experiences of veterans through their stories, to maintain and expand the current program that gathers those stories, and to demonstrate the clinical efficacy of sharing those stories with providers.
They are looking for one full year of experience doing oral history kinds of things:
Specialized experience includes: creating first-person narratives from interviews; taking notes and making audio recordings; making editorial, organizational and stylistic choices for page stories; and reviewing written stories and incorporating changes.
You could also qualify with a related MA.
Questionnaire! A lot of the questions are about things you might do as an instructor in a writing-heavy course.
Training Specialist • Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS) • January 26, 2022 or 100 applicants
This position is temporary, has a tight window, and an application limit. I don’t think it’s turned up in my searches before, but it could be good to create a saved search for this position if you think you’re a good fit. Once you prep the documents, applying to future openings will be straightforward.
In this position, you will serve as a Training Specialist-Technical Writer in the IA Training section; IA Cadre Management and Training Branch. Typical assignments include:
Designing training course curriculum and other adult learning activities for the Individuals and Households Program for delivery in classroom and/or computer-based training environments.
Preparing written content for the design, development, and management of Computer Based Training (CBT) modules.
Creating storyboards, multi-media graphics and design simulations for program courses. . .
The qualifications are good news for someone who does SOTL and tech stuff:
Writing guidance or instructional delivery activities for presentation or briefings,
Presenting recommendations or solutions effectively for course delivery,
Applying computer aided instruction principles to develop course trainings.
There are qualifications for one level up which are even more SOTL/engaged learning/active learning-y. Here are your questions.
International Relationships Officer • Bureau of International Labor Affairs (Labor) • February 3, 2022
This position is located in the Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT). ILAB leads DOL's efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. . . .
Executes job duties in support of senior team members and the Office mission while providing research and analyses of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues for assigned countries for the purpose of contributing to Congressionally-mandated and Executive Order reports, engaging with foreign governments or other U.S. government officials, designing technical assistance programs, or related to other strategic interests of ILAB, or as part of analysis of trends and lessons learned that inform program evaluation, project survey, and project design activities.
Drafts and provides written feedback on documents, as assigned, and regularly prepares written communication for and on behalf of senior ILAB and DOL staff on international child and forced labor issues.
Demonstrates the ability to critically analyze Office issues and initiatives through study and monitoring of relevant legislation . . .
And so on. A PhD qualifies you for GS-11, but you should make sure your résumé demonstrates how the PhD fulfills the following skillset:
experience conducting research and writing reports for public consumption on international policy issues and preparing talking points, memos, letters, and background materials for senior officials on international policy issues.
One of the KSAs is “interagency coordination,” so that’s another important thing to demonstrate. Here are the questions.
Intern - Student-Trainee (International Relations) • Bureau of International Labor Affairs (Labor) • February 11, 2022
You need to be enrolled half time or accepted into a program to be eligible for this position. The posting is open at a number of levels, but the highest is GS-9, where they would like you to demonstrate experience:
Writing reports AND
Conducting research AND
Analyzing international affairs or relations
At GS-7, they are asking for experience with presentations, reports, and research, but no subject expertise.
The posting goes over the duties in more detail - I couldn’t find something especially worth picking out. The KSAs are research, technical competence, strategic thinking, written and oral communication. Each of those gets described in more detail. The questionnaire also asks if you are fluent in Spanish or French.