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Jobs for humanists 4/22
Postings are rather light this week, but check out last week’s letter - some of those are still open, and some have plenty of time left to apply.
Public Affairs Specialist (Speech Writer) • Environmental Protection Agency • April 25, 2022
A short window on this one, so it may be aimed at a specific person. But you need subject-matter expertise anyway, so if you’re a good candidate, you might be able to apply quickly/have your materials ready already.
- Consult with leadership in researching and writing speeches for the Regional Administrator (or their delegated representative) to deliver at a variety of forums, including conferences, meetings, and media events;
- Assist in the development and implementation of communication strategies for disseminating information regarding Regional environmental programs through various communication channels such as newspaper, radio, television, internet, social media, etc.;
- Provide support to web and social media team at media events and assist in the implementation of the Region's social media and web efforts.
The questionnaire asks about subject-matter expertise and the kinds of skills you get presenting research and teaching. The qualifications are 3 years of related grad work, which should have taught you how about
drafting written materials such as speeches, fact sheets, news releases, blog posts, etc.; supporting staff in the implementation of social media and/or other web-based platform communication activities
Civil Rights Analyst (Disability) • Department of Transportation • May 2, 2022
Serves as DOT’s Disability Program Manager (DPM) under the direction of the Associate Director, Equity and Access Division. Develops and manages DPM workplans, tracks progress and reports outcomes. Reviews DPM guidelines, policies, procedures, and training materials. Provides technical assistance and policy guidance to DOT’s DPMs and Special Emphasis Managers in carrying out their program responsibilities, and to management officials in executing their overall Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) responsibilities. . . .
The Ideal Candidate Statement: DOCR is seeking a highly-motivated, self-reliant, collaborative, innovative, passionate and people-oriented candidate. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated interest in equity and inclusion, knowledge of civil rights laws and policies advancing equity and access for persons with disabilities, experience working on issues arising under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act, project management experience, and the ability to represent and advocate for the program. Excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills are essential to success in this position.
You’ll need to demonstrate experience identifying and solving problems, basically:
Experience conducting civil rights disability research or equity discrimination studies to include defining the problem(s), identifying issues, and utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques to assess and interpret socio-economic data OR analysis of civil rights disability (i.e., Sections 501, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)) program issues applying qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques to probe and evaluate social, statistical demographic, and/or economic data.
The KSAs include a mix of things, including interpersonal skills. The questionnaire breaks the expertise down into its component parts.
Writer-Editor • U.S. International Trade Commission • May 2, 2022
This posting is open at multiple grades, and the position involves . . . writing and editing! Wow! They’re looking for the following kind of experience, though there are multiple qualification pathways:
(1) editing written material for presentation; (2) using current desktop publishing software applicable to print publication procedures; and (3) editing illustrations and recommending changes to improve clarity. . . .
(4) applying organizational editorial standards . . .
(4) applying specific organizational editorial standards; and 5) editing written materials and visual for 508 compliance . . .
The KSAs are writing/editing, attention to detail, and decision making. The questionnaire mostly deals with specific kinds of editing work, so could be helpful when you’re looking for application language.
Librarian • Library of Congress • May 9, 2022
This position is located in the German Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. . . .
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.
In addition to at least two years of relevant graduate work, you’ll need:
Ability to communicate in German and English.**
Ability to acquire and create metadata for library materials. **
Knowledge of library acquisitions and metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**
Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information technology.**
Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
So you’ll want to talk about those things. The questionnaire may help you work out how to do so.
I’m traveling in May, so next Friday’s letter will be the last for a while.