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Writer-Editor • Environmental Protection Agency • March 16, 2022
The Office of Congressional and Public Affairs communicates with Congress, news media and the general public about the OIG’s work, including responding to inquiries and requests. OCPA edits, publishes online and disseminates OIG reports and correspondence. This office also is responsible for managing the OIG’s website and social media platforms, creating multimedia products, operating the OIG’s main phone line and email inbox, and handling internal communications.
As a Writer-Editor, you are responsible for:
Assists audit, evaluation, congressional and public affairs, and other staff in developing and drafting reports, and prepares summaries for publication that are factual and present clear meaning to the intended audience(s);
Assists in preparing the Semiannual Report to Congress for submittal, including developing content, overseeing production and attending to logistics;
Reviews and analyzes reports and other material for logic and conformance with fundamental principles of effective writing; . . .
The qualifications are being good at writing about difficult things.
utilizing comprehensive knowledge and skill in writing, editing, research techniques and methods to develop and prepare authoritative data on the programs; developing written products that articulate, interpret and explain highly complex and controversial programs; using applied knowledge of techniques, methods, practices, and procedures to apply innovative approaches, advanced techniques and sound judgment to manage a variety of sensitive, high-profile, complex, and time-critical issues; and briefing and consulting with an agency or organization's senior leaders on complex issues and a variety of mission critical subject matters and to develop various written products.
The questionnaire is mostly about different kinds of written work you’ve done, I think. You (basically) never have to submit a cover letter, but this might be a good time to do so (they will read everything you submit).
Program Analyst • National Museum of African American History and Culture • March 18, 2022
This is an administrative position where you coordinate stuff. Two specialized KSAs are market research and event planning.
This position serves as the primary point person and is responsible for the following duties:
Drafting documents and other materials to assist in preparation for meetings, discussions, presentations and conferences; and determines program needs.
Establishing social medial strategy, schedule and posts; and carries out website strategy, schedule and upkeep.
Strategizing and creatively implementing formal mechanisms for maintaining and growing the Program.
Analyzing reports and other information to evaluate the effectiveness of program campaigns; performing market research; and developing and recommending innovative and cutting-edge strategies. . . .
Officially, 3 years/a PhD is a qualification, but as usual, you’ll want to demonstrate that the PhD made you good at the following things:
developing analytical reports, timelines, meeting materials; formulating and tracking budgets; managing meeting and event logistics; purchasing and procuring materials and services; establishing social media strategies; and developing and implementing communication schedules.
Writer-Editor • Office of the Inspector General (VA) • March 23, 2022 OR 200 applicants
This is a standard writing position, with a number of possible locations. To qualify, you need to have spent time writing:
Preparing, reviewing, editing, and writing documents for distribution to a variety of audiences. Examples of such experience might include:
Editing reports or other written documents developed by others for publication; OR
Advising and assisting authors during the writing stage; OR
Critically reviewing reports or other written documents for clarity and coherence; OR
Communicating information in reports to internal and external audiences.
Here are the questions - they give more examples of kinds of writing and editing experience. So you should look at them when drafting your résumé.
Foreign Affairs Officer • State • March 23, 2022
This FAO position is about climate changed-caused migration. You might have research expertise here.
The qualifications are:
Experience conducting analysis and developing recommendations on the impact of migration resulting from climate change.
Experience developing and monitoring and evaluating programs implemented by non-governmental or international organizations on international migration policy, including creating program logic models or results frameworks and performance indicators, and advising on those indicators through the life of a program.
Experience advising senior officials on developing and international migration policy.
That last one will be the sticky one, but perhaps your research involved working with officials in some capacity! The KSAs are your standard communication bouquet. The questionnaire will let you know if you're a good candidate for this position.
Education Program Specialist • National Postal Museum (Smithsonian) • March 23, 2022
Okay, this is actually a museum position, and it’s focused on educational initiatives for K-12. So you need some K-12 experience or museums. That seems a slightly unlikely combo for this list, so I’ll let you figure out on your own if it’s worth knowing more about this job.
Communications Specialist • Department of Energy • December 31, 2022
I don’t remember if I shared this when it originally went up, but it’s probably worth boosting anyway. This is a broad application for various kinds of communication work with the DOE’s Clean Energy Corps. Unlike the posting above, this seems relevant to lots of people! Click on it!!